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Historical Events For February - 08

Saturday, 21 October 2017

1819  On February - 08 john Ruskin, writer/critic/artist/Gothic Revivalist (Prerafaelite)  

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 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  On February - 08 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 February - 08 antonio Cagnoni, composer  

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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  On this day in history new Roman Republic established.  

1849  France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48 on February - 08.  

1851  On February - 08 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  On this day in history confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery AL  

1861  On February - 08 confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Ala  

1862  On this day in history battle of Roanoke Island NC, Federals gain control of Pamlico Sound  

1863  Nathan Hale, American journalist and author, dies on February - 08.  

1865  The First black major in US army, Martin Robinson Delany on this day in history.  

1865  1st black major in US army, Martin Robinson Delany on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1878  On February - 08 martin Buber, German/Israeli philosopher/theologist (Ich und Du)  

1878  On February - 08 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 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 February - 08.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1552  Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630) was born on this day in history.  

1577  Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy) was born on February - 08.  

1586  On February - 08 birth of jacob Praetorius, composer  

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

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

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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 February - 08 johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies  

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

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  Nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies on February - 08.  

1513  Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies on February - 08.  

1529  On February - 08 death of baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478)  

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