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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Thursday, 21 August 2014

1819  John Ruskin, writer/critic/artist/Gothic Revivalist (Prerafaelite) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle, Julia), dies at 71  

1828  On this day in history jules Verne the father of science fiction was born  

1828  The birth of Jules Verne, French author on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1849  France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1859  On this day in history 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  Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Ala on this day in history.  

1862  On this day in history 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  1st black major in US army, Martin Robinson Delany on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

1291  Afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57) was born on this day in history.  

1487  Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550) was born on this day in history.  

1552  On this day in history birth of agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)  

1577  Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy) was born on this day in history.  

1586  Jacob Praetorius, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  Stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies on this day in history.  

1245  On this day in history johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

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