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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

1819  John Ruskin, writer/critic/artist/Gothic Revivalist (Prerafaelite) on this day in history.  

1820  The birth of William Sherman, US general whom the 'Sherman Tank' was named after on February - 08.  

1820  On February - 08 william Tecumseh Sherman, Major General (Union Army), died in 1891  

1821  Paul Anton Wineberger, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1822  On February - 08 maxime Du Camp, France, writer/traveler (Les Buveurs de Cendres)  

1824  Barnard Elliot Bee, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861 on February - 08.  

1824  Rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle, Julia), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1828  Jules Verne the father of science fiction was born on this day in history.  

1828  The birth of Jules Verne, French author on February - 08.  

1828  On this day in history antonio Cagnoni, composer  

1837  First Vice President chosen by the Senate, Richard Johnson (Van Buren administration) on this day in history.  

1837  On February - 08 1st VP chosen by Senate, Richard Johnson (Van Buren admin)  

1839  On this day in history aroostook, New Brunswick American and Canadian loggers clash in Aroostook lumber war over undefined boundary with Maine  

1849  New Roman Republic established on February - 08.  

1849  On this day in history france Preseren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48  

1851  Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, novelist on February - 08.  

1852  Nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russ author (Tjoma Kartashov) [NS=2/20] on February - 08.  

1855  The Devil's Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon on February - 08.  

1859  On this day in history john H Been, town's archivist of Brielle (Baasje & Witkop)  

1861  On February - 08 confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery AL  

1861  Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Ala on February - 08.  

1862  Battle of Roanoke Island NC, Federals gain control of Pamlico Sound on February - 08.  

1863  Nathan Hale, American journalist and author, dies on this day in history.  

1865  The First black major in US army, Martin Robinson Delany on February - 08.  

1865  On this day in history 1st black major in US army, Martin Robinson Delany  

1867  On this day in history the Ausgleich results in the establishment of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary.  

1874  On this day in history david F Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66  

1876  On February - 08 paula Modersohn-Becker, German "entartet" painter  

1878  On February - 08 martin Buber, German/Israeli philosopher/theologist (Ich und Du)  

1878  On this day in history elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83  

1879  On February - 08 sanford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time, by dividing the world into 24 equal time zones, with standard time within each zone  

1879  On this day in history sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.  

1880  Franz Marc, German painter (Blaue Reiter) on February - 08.  

1882  George Siegmann, actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba, Oliver Twist) on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1191  On February - 08 birth of yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246)  

1291  On February - 08 birth of afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57)  

1487  Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550) was born on this day in history.  

1552  On February - 08 birth of agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)  

1577  On this day in history birth of robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy)  

1586  Jacob Praetorius, composer was born on this day in history.  

1612  Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized) was born on February - 08.  

1649  Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728) was born on February - 08.  

Famous Deaths In February - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1124  On February - 08 stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies  

1245  On this day in history johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies  

1250  On this day in history death of robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216)  

1265  On this day in history death of hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217)  

1296  On this day in history death of king Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257)  

1303  Nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies on this day in history.  

1513  On February - 08 alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies  

1529  Death of Baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478) on this day in history.