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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Friday, 31 July 2015

1819  On February - 08 john Ruskin, writer/critic/artist/Gothic Revivalist (Prerafaelite)  

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

1820  William Tecumseh Sherman, Major General (Union Army), died in 1891 on February - 08.  

1821  Paul Anton Wineberger, composer, dies at 62 on February - 08.  

1822  On this day in history maxime Du Camp, France, writer/traveler (Les Buveurs de Cendres)  

1824  On February - 08 barnard Elliot Bee, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861  

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 this day in history.  

1828  Antonio Cagnoni, composer on this day in history.  

1837  First Vice President chosen by the Senate, Richard Johnson (Van Buren administration) on February - 08.  

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

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

1849  On February - 08 new Roman Republic established.  

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  John H Been, town's archivist of Brielle (Baasje & Witkop) on this day in history.  

1861  On this day in history confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery AL  

1861  On this day in history confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Ala  

1862  Battle of Roanoke Island NC, Federals gain control of Pamlico Sound on this day in history.  

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

1865  On February - 08 the First black major in US army, Martin Robinson Delany  

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

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

1874  David F Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1876  Paula Modersohn-Becker, German "entartet" painter on this day in history.  

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

1878  Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1879  On this day in history 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 February - 08 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 this day in history.  

1882  On this day in history george Siegmann, actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba, Oliver Twist)  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1191  Yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246) was born on this day in history.  

1291  On this day in history birth of afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57)  

1487  On this day in history birth of ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550)  

1552  Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630) was born on February - 08.  

1577  Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy) was born on February - 08.  

1586  Jacob Praetorius, composer was born on February - 08.  

1612  On this day in history birth of samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized)  

1649  On this day in history birth of gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)  

Famous Deaths In February - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1124  Stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies on February - 08.  

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 February - 08 death of hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217)  

1296  Death of King Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257) on February - 08.  

1303  On February - 08 nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies  

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

1529  On February - 08 death of baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478)  

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