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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Saturday, 22 November 2014

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  William Tecumseh Sherman, Major General (Union Army), died in 1891 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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  New Roman Republic established on February - 08.  

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

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

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 February - 08.  

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

1863  On February - 08 nathan Hale, American journalist and author, dies.  

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

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  David F Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66 on February - 08.  

1876  On this day in history paula Modersohn-Becker, German "entartet" painter  

1878  Martin Buber, German/Israeli philosopher/theologist (Ich und Du) on February - 08.  

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

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Famous Birthdays In February - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1191  On this day in history birth of yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246)  

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

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.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1250  On February - 08 death of robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216)  

1265  Death of Hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217) on February - 08.  

1296  On February - 08 death of king Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257)  

1303  Nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies on February - 08.  

1513  On this day in history alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies  

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