On This Day

February 1676 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 10 Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster Mass

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Feb 15 Isaac Newton writes to Robert Hooke “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants” (O.S. 5 Feb)

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton
Scientist Robert Hooke
Robert Hooke

Deaths in History

  • Feb 8 Alexis I [Aleksey Mikhailovich], 1st Romanov Tsar of Russia, dies at 46
  • Feb 14 Abraham Bosse, French engraver and artist