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Historical Events For February - 08

Thursday, 27 April 2017

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

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

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

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

1822  Maxime Du Camp, France, writer/traveler (Les Buveurs de Cendres) on February - 08.  

1824  On this day in history barnard Elliot Bee, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861  

1824  On this day in history 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 February - 08 antonio Cagnoni, composer  

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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 this day in history.  

1839  On February - 08 aroostook, New Brunswick American and Canadian loggers clash in Aroostook lumber war over undefined boundary with Maine  

1849  On February - 08 new Roman Republic established.  

1849  On February - 08 france Preseren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48  

1851  On February - 08 kate O'Flaherty Chopin, novelist  

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

1855  On this day in history the Devil's Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon.  

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

1861  On February - 08 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 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 this day in history.  

1867  On February - 08 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  Paula Modersohn-Becker, German "entartet" painter on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1880  On February - 08 franz Marc, German painter (Blaue Reiter)  

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  Yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246) was born on February - 08.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1586  On February - 08 birth of jacob Praetorius, composer  

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

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

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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 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  Death of Hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217) on this day in history.  

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  Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies on this day in history.  

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

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