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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Monday, 02 March 2015

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  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 February - 08.  

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

1824  On February - 08 rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle, Julia), dies at 71  

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

1828  On February - 08 the birth of Jules Verne, French author  

1828  On February - 08 antonio Cagnoni, composer  

1837  On this day in history 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  On February - 08 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  On February - 08 france Preseren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48  

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

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  On February - 08 john H Been, town's archivist of Brielle (Baasje & Witkop)  

1861  On this day in history confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery AL  

1861  Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Ala on February - 08.  

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  On February - 08 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 this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1880  Franz Marc, German painter (Blaue Reiter) on February - 08.  

1882  On February - 08 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  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 this day in history.  

1586  On this day in history birth of jacob Praetorius, composer  

1612  On this day in history birth of samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized)  

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

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 this day in history.  

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  On February - 08 nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies  

1513  On this day in history alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies  

1529  On this day in history death of baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478)