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Historical Events For February - 08

Saturday, 25 February 2017

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

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

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  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 this day in history.  

1828  Jules Verne the father of science fiction was born on this day in history.  

1828  The birth of Jules Verne, French author on February - 08.  

1828  On this day in history antonio Cagnoni, composer  

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

1837  1st VP chosen by Senate, Richard Johnson (Van Buren admin) on February - 08.  

1839  On this day in history aroostook, New Brunswick American and Canadian loggers clash in Aroostook lumber war over undefined boundary with Maine  

1849  New Roman Republic established on this day in history.  

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

1851  Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, novelist on this day in history.  

1852  On this day in history nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russ author (Tjoma Kartashov) [NS=2/20]  

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 this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1865  On this day in history the First black major in US army, Martin Robinson Delany  

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

1867  The Ausgleich results in the establishment of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary on February - 08.  

1874  David F Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66 on February - 08.  

1876  Paula Modersohn-Becker, German "entartet" painter on February - 08.  

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  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  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  On this day in history birth of yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246)  

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

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

1649  Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728) was born on February - 08.  

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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 February - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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  Nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies on this day in history.  

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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