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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Wednesday, 02 September 2015

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

1822  On this day in history maxime Du Camp, France, writer/traveler (Les Buveurs de Cendres)  

1824  On this day in history 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 February - 08.  

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

1828  Antonio Cagnoni, composer on February - 08.  

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

1837  1st VP chosen by Senate, Richard Johnson (Van Buren admin) on this day in history.  

1839  Aroostook, New Brunswick American and Canadian loggers clash in Aroostook lumber war over undefined boundary with Maine on February - 08.  

1849  On February - 08 new Roman Republic established.  

1849  On this day in history france Preseren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48  

1851  On this day in history kate O'Flaherty Chopin, novelist  

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  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  Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Ala on February - 08.  

1862  On February - 08 battle of Roanoke Island NC, Federals gain control of Pamlico Sound  

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

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

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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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 February - 08.  

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

1586  Jacob Praetorius, composer was born on February - 08.  

1612  On February - 08 birth of samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized)  

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

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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 this day in history.  

1250  Death of Robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216) on February - 08.  

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  Nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies on this day in history.  

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.  

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