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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Friday, 03 July 2015

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  William Tecumseh Sherman, Major General (Union Army), died in 1891 on February - 08.  

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

1822  On February - 08 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  Rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle, Julia), dies at 71 on February - 08.  

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

1828  On February - 08 the birth of Jules Verne, French author  

1828  Antonio Cagnoni, composer on this day in history.  

1837  On February - 08 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 February - 08.  

1849  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1855  The Devil's Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon on this day in history.  

1859  John H Been, town's archivist of Brielle (Baasje & Witkop) on February - 08.  

1861  Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery AL on February - 08.  

1861  Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Ala on this day in history.  

1862  Battle of Roanoke Island NC, Federals gain control of Pamlico Sound on February - 08.  

1863  On this day in history nathan Hale, American journalist and author, dies.  

1865  On this day in history the First black major in US army, Martin Robinson Delany  

1865  On this day in history 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 this day in history david F Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66  

1876  On February - 08 paula Modersohn-Becker, German "entartet" painter  

1878  On this day in history martin Buber, German/Israeli philosopher/theologist (Ich und Du)  

1878  Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83 on February - 08.  

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  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 People Born On This Day In History

1191  On February - 08 birth of yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246)  

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

1487  On this day in history birth of ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550)  

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

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 February - 08.  

1649  On February - 08 birth of gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)  

Famous Deaths In February - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1124  On February - 08 stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies  

1245  Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies on this day in history.  

1250  On this day in history death of robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216)  

1265  On February - 08 death of hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217)  

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 February - 08.