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Historical Events For February - 08

Thursday, 29 June 2017

1819  John Ruskin, writer/critic/artist/Gothic Revivalist (Prerafaelite) on this day in history.  

1820  On February - 08 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 this day in history paul Anton Wineberger, composer, dies at 62  

1822  On February - 08 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 this day in history.  

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

1828  Antonio Cagnoni, composer on this day in history.  

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

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 February - 08.  

1849  On this day in history new Roman Republic established.  

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

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

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 February - 08 the First black major in US army, Martin Robinson Delany  

1865  On February - 08 1st black major in US army, Martin Robinson Delany  

1867  On this day in history 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  Paula Modersohn-Becker, German "entartet" painter on February - 08.  

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  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  Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute on February - 08.  

1880  On this day in history franz Marc, German painter (Blaue Reiter)  

1882  On this day in history george Siegmann, actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba, Oliver Twist)  

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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 February - 08.  

1291  Afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57) was born on this day in history.  

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

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 February - 08.  

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 this day in history birth of gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)  

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

1250  On February - 08 death of robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216)  

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

1296  On February - 08 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 February - 08 alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies  

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

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