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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Monday, 08 February 2016

1819  John Ruskin, writer/critic/artist/Gothic Revivalist (Prerafaelite) on February - 08.  

1820  On February - 08 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 February - 08 paul Anton Wineberger, composer, dies at 62  

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  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  Antonio Cagnoni, composer on this day in history.  

1837  First Vice President chosen by the Senate, Richard Johnson (Van Buren administration) on February - 08.  

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 February - 08.  

1849  New Roman Republic established on February - 08.  

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

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 this day in history 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  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 February - 08 the Ausgleich results in the establishment of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary.  

1874  On February - 08 david F Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66  

1876  Paula Modersohn-Becker, German "entartet" painter on February - 08.  

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

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 February - 08.  

1879  On February - 08 sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.  

1880  On this day in history franz Marc, German painter (Blaue Reiter)  

1882  On this day in history george Siegmann, actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba, Oliver Twist)  

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

1649  Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728) was born on this day in history.  

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

1296  Death of King Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257) on February - 08.  

1303  On this day in history nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies  

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 February - 08.  

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