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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Monday, 29 August 2016

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

1820  The birth of William Sherman, US general whom the 'Sherman Tank' was named after on February - 08.  

1820  William Tecumseh Sherman, Major General (Union Army), died in 1891 on February - 08.  

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  On February - 08 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 February - 08.  

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

1828  On February - 08 antonio Cagnoni, composer  

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

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

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

1851  Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, novelist on February - 08.  

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

1855  The Devil's Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1865  On February - 08 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  On this day in history elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83  

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  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 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 this day in history birth of ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550)  

1552  On this day in history birth of agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)  

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 February - 08.  

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  Death of King Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257) on this day in history.  

1303  On February - 08 nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies  

1513  Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies on this day in history.  

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

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