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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

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

1820  On this day in history the birth of William Sherman, US general whom the 'Sherman Tank' was named after  

1820  On this day in history william Tecumseh Sherman, Major General (Union Army), died in 1891  

1821  On this day in history paul Anton Wineberger, composer, dies at 62  

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 this day in history.  

1824  On February - 08 rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle, Julia), dies at 71  

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

1828  On February - 08 the birth of Jules Verne, French author  

1828  On this day in history antonio Cagnoni, composer  

1837  On this day in history first Vice President chosen by the Senate, Richard Johnson (Van Buren administration)  

1837  1st VP chosen by Senate, Richard Johnson (Van Buren admin) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history new Roman Republic established.  

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

1851  On this day in history kate O'Flaherty Chopin, novelist  

1852  On this day in history nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russ author (Tjoma Kartashov) [NS=2/20]  

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

1859  On February - 08 john H Been, town's archivist of Brielle (Baasje & Witkop)  

1861  Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery AL on this day in history.  

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

1862  On February - 08 battle of Roanoke Island NC, Federals gain control of Pamlico Sound  

1863  Nathan Hale, American journalist and author, dies on February - 08.  

1865  The First black major in US army, Martin Robinson Delany on this day in history.  

1865  1st black major in US army, Martin Robinson Delany on February - 08.  

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  On this day in history paula Modersohn-Becker, German "entartet" painter  

1878  Martin Buber, German/Israeli philosopher/theologist (Ich und Du) on this day in history.  

1878  On February - 08 elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83  

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

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

1880  Franz Marc, German painter (Blaue Reiter) on this day in history.  

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

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Famous Birthdays In February - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1291  Afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57) was born on February - 08.  

1487  On February - 08 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 this day in history.  

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

1649  On February - 08 birth of gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)  

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 February - 08 johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies  

1250  Death of Robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216) on February - 08.  

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 February - 08.  

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

1529  Death of Baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478) on February - 08.