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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

1819  On this day in history 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 February - 08 william Tecumseh Sherman, Major General (Union Army), died in 1891  

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

1822  Maxime Du Camp, France, writer/traveler (Les Buveurs de Cendres) on this day in history.  

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 February - 08.  

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  On February - 08 antonio Cagnoni, composer  

1837  On February - 08 first Vice President chosen by the Senate, Richard Johnson (Van Buren administration)  

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

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

1849  New Roman Republic established on February - 08.  

1849  France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48 on February - 08.  

1851  Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, novelist on this day in history.  

1852  On February - 08 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  On February - 08 confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery AL  

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 this day in history.  

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

1865  On February - 08 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 this day in history paula Modersohn-Becker, German "entartet" painter  

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

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

1882  George Siegmann, actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba, Oliver Twist) on February - 08.  

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

1487  Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550) was born on February - 08.  

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

1577  On February - 08 birth of robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy)  

1586  On February - 08 birth of jacob Praetorius, composer  

1612  Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies  

1245  Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies on February - 08.  

1250  Death of Robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216) on this day in history.  

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

1296  Death of King Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478)  

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