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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

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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  On February - 08 william Tecumseh Sherman, Major General (Union Army), died in 1891  

1821  On February - 08 paul Anton Wineberger, composer, dies at 62  

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 February - 08.  

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

1828  On this day in history antonio Cagnoni, composer  

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

1849  On February - 08 new Roman Republic established.  

1849  On February - 08 france Preseren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48  

1851  On this day in history 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 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  On this day in history confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Ala  

1862  On February - 08 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 February - 08.  

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

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

1878  On this day in history elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83  

1879  On this day in history sanford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time, by dividing the world into 24 equal time zones, with standard time within each zone  

1879  On February - 08 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 February - 08.  

1882  George Siegmann, actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba, Oliver Twist) on February - 08.  

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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  Afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57) was born on February - 08.  

1487  Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550) was born on February - 08.  

1552  On February - 08 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 this day in history birth of jacob Praetorius, composer  

1612  Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized) was born on this day in history.  

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  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 February - 08.  

1265  Death of Hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217) on this day in history.  

1296  On this day in history death of king Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257)  

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.