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Historical Events For February - 08

Thursday, 23 March 2017

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  Paul Anton Wineberger, composer, dies at 62 on February - 08.  

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  Rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle, Julia), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1828  On this day in history jules Verne the father of science fiction was born  

1828  On this day in history 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  1st VP chosen by Senate, Richard Johnson (Van Buren admin) on February - 08.  

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 February - 08 new Roman Republic established.  

1849  On this day in history france Preseren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48  

1851  On February - 08 kate O'Flaherty Chopin, novelist  

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 February - 08.  

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 February - 08.  

1865  The First black major in US army, Martin Robinson Delany on February - 08.  

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

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

1874  David F Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1876  On February - 08 paula Modersohn-Becker, German "entartet" painter  

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

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  Yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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 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  On February - 08 stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies  

1245  Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies on February - 08.  

1250  On February - 08 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  Nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies on February - 08.  

1513  On February - 08 alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies  

1529  Death of Baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478) on February - 08.  

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