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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Saturday, 18 April 2015

1819  On February - 08 john Ruskin, writer/critic/artist/Gothic Revivalist (Prerafaelite)  

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 this day in history.  

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  Barnard Elliot Bee, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861 on February - 08.  

1824  Rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle, Julia), dies at 71 on February - 08.  

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 this day in history antonio Cagnoni, composer  

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

1837  1st VP chosen by Senate, Richard Johnson (Van Buren admin) on this day in history.  

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

1849  New Roman Republic established on this day in history.  

1849  France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1851  On this day in history kate O'Flaherty Chopin, novelist  

1852  On this day in history 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  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  Battle of Roanoke Island NC, Federals gain control of Pamlico Sound on this day in history.  

1863  On this day in history nathan Hale, American journalist and author, dies.  

1865  The First black major in US army, Martin Robinson Delany on this day in history.  

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

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 February - 08.  

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

1878  Martin Buber, German/Israeli philosopher/theologist (Ich und Du) on February - 08.  

1878  Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83 on February - 08.  

1879  On February - 08 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  Franz Marc, German painter (Blaue Reiter) on February - 08.  

1882  George Siegmann, actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba, Oliver Twist) on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1191  Yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246) was born on this day in history.  

1291  On this day in history birth of afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57)  

1487  On February - 08 birth of ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550)  

1552  On February - 08 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 this day in history.  

1612  Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized) was born on this day in history.  

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

Famous Deaths In February - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1124  On this day in history stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies  

1245  Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies on this day in history.  

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

1529  Death of Baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478) on this day in history.