On This Day

What Happened on February 29, 1692

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


USASalem Witch Trials

First people are accused of witchcraft in Salem Massachusetts - Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba, a West Indian slave
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Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892
Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Cave, England, printer (Gentlemen's Magazine)
  • John Byrom, English poet (d. 1763)