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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

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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 this day in history.  

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

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 February - 08.  

1828  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 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 this day in history france Preseren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48  

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

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

1861  Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery AL on this day in history.  

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 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  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 this day in history.  

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

1878  On this day in history 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 February - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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 February - 08 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  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  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 February - 08 death of robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216)  

1265  Death of Hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217) on February - 08.  

1296  Death of King Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257) on February - 08.  

1303  Nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies on this day in history.  

1513  Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies on February - 08.  

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

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