A collection of world events between 1492 and 1859, focusing on the 17th and 18th centuries. Please refer to the Guide for more info, tips and Search examples...

GBScEd1496Feb24England’s Henry VII ends commercial dispute with Flanders
ITScRn1510Feb24Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic of Venice
ITCfIt1525Feb24Battle of Pavia: Emperor Charles V’s Imperial troops beat French king
EUScGv1527Feb24Ferdinand I of Austria crowned as king of Bohemia
??????1528Feb24Hungarian anti-king John Zapolya and Sultan Suleiman I signs treaty
EUScGv1530Feb24First imperial coronation by a Pope, Charles V crowned by Clement VII
EUScGv1538Feb24King Ferdinand I of Austria and King John Zapolya of Hungary sign Peace of Grosswardein
GBScCm1552Feb24Privileges of Hanseatic League in England are abrogated
ITScGv1582Feb24The Gregorian calendar is decreed in a papal bull by its namesake, Pope Gregory XIII
EUScGv1597Feb24Flemish painter Frederik van Valckenborch becomes porter of Frankfurt-on-Main
ITMeMu1607Feb24Claudio Monteverdi’s opera L’Orfeo premieres in Mantua, Italy
EUScMd1613Feb24English princess Elizabeth marries earl Frederik of Palts
GBScBd1664Feb24Thomas Newcomen, creator of the first practical atmospheric steam engine, is born in Devon, England.
NEScGv1708Feb24Prince John William Friso sworn in as viceroy of Groningen
GBMeMu1711Feb24Georg Friedric Handel’s opera Rinaldo premieres in London
GBMeMu1724Feb24Georg Friedric Handel’s opera Giulio Cesare in Egitto premieres in London
GBScBd1731Feb24John Burgoyne, British general, is born in Bedfordshire, England
NACfAr1779Feb24George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes (Indiana) from British
ASScGv1786Feb24Charles Cornwallis appointed governor-general of India
EUScBd   Wilhelm Grimm -- the younger of the two Brothers Grimm -- is born in Hanau, Germany
NE????1793Feb24French troops conquer Breda
NAScLc1803Feb24Marbury v. Madison establishes judicial review,which states that a law can be determined unconstitutional
GBScCl1807Feb2417 die and 15 wounded in a crush to witness execution of Holloway, Heggerty and Elizabeth Godfrey in England [or 2/22 or 2/23 -ed]
NAScBd1815Feb24Robert Fulton dies from exposure
NAScGv1831Feb24The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the first removal treaty in accordance with the Indian Removal Act, is proclaimed.
ASMePr1835Feb24Siwinowe Kesibwi (Shawnee Sun) is first Indian language monthly magazine
NACfTv1836Feb24Texan Colonel William B. Travis sends a call for help to defend the Alamo
NASeIv1839Feb24Steam shovel patented by William Otis, Philadelphia
NAScLc1840Feb24Former President John Quincy Adams begins arguments in the La Amistad case before the U.S. Supreme Court
FRScGv1848Feb24King Louis Philippe I abdicates, second French republic declared
NAScLc1855Feb24U.S. Court of Claims forms for cases against government
NAScGw1857Feb24First perforated U.S. postage stamps delivered to government
NAScGw   Los Angeles Vineyard Society organized

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