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Historical Events For February - 08

Tuesday, 06 December 2016

1819  On this day in history john Ruskin, writer/critic/artist/Gothic Revivalist (Prerafaelite)  

1820  The birth of William Sherman, US general whom the 'Sherman Tank' was named after on this day in history.  

1820  On this day in history william Tecumseh Sherman, Major General (Union Army), died in 1891  

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

1822  Maxime Du Camp, France, writer/traveler (Les Buveurs de Cendres) on this day in history.  

1824  Barnard Elliot Bee, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861 on this day in history.  

1824  On this day in history rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle, Julia), dies at 71  

1828  On February - 08 jules Verne the father of science fiction was born  

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

1828  Antonio Cagnoni, composer on February - 08.  

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1837  On February - 08 first Vice President chosen by the Senate, Richard Johnson (Van Buren administration)  

1837  On February - 08 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  New Roman Republic established on this day in history.  

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  On February - 08 nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russ author (Tjoma Kartashov) [NS=2/20]  

1855  The Devil's Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon on February - 08.  

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

1865  On this day in history 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 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 February - 08.  

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

1878  Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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  Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute on this day in history.  

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 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  On February - 08 birth of afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57)  

1487  On February - 08 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 February - 08.  

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

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)  

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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  Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies on February - 08.  

1250  On this day in history death of robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216)  

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

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  Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies on this day in history.  

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

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