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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

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

1820  The birth of William Sherman, US general whom the 'Sherman Tank' was named after on February - 08.  

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

1824  On this day in history barnard Elliot Bee, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861  

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 February - 08.  

1828  Antonio Cagnoni, composer on this day in history.  

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  Aroostook, New Brunswick American and Canadian loggers clash in Aroostook lumber war over undefined boundary with Maine on this day in history.  

1849  On February - 08 new Roman Republic established.  

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

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

1852  Nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russ author (Tjoma Kartashov) [NS=2/20] on February - 08.  

1855  On this day in history the Devil's Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon.  

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  On February - 08 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  1st black major in US army, Martin Robinson Delany on this day in history.  

1867  The Ausgleich results in the establishment of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary on this day in history.  

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 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 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  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  Yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246) was born on this day in history.  

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  Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630) was born on February - 08.  

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

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

1265  On this day in history death of hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217)  

1296  Death of King Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257) on this day in history.  

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 February - 08.  

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