HISTORY
8 February 2022: This day in history

1587: Mary, Queen of Scots, is beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle aged 44 after being convicted of plotting to assassinate Elizabeth I in the Babington Plot

1672: Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London

1807: Battle of Eylau ends inconclusively between Napoleon’s forces and Russian Empire – 1st battle Napoleon isn’t victorious

1960: Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name “Mountbatten-Windsor”.

1971: Nasdaq Composite stock market index debuts with 50 companies and a starting value of 100

 

Source: Onthisday.com

About the author

Related Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *