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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

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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  On February - 08 paul Anton Wineberger, composer, dies at 62  

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  On this day in history rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle, Julia), dies at 71  

1828  On February - 08 jules Verne the father of science fiction was born  

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

1828  Antonio Cagnoni, composer on this day in history.  

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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  Aroostook, New Brunswick American and Canadian loggers clash in Aroostook lumber war over undefined boundary with Maine on February - 08.  

1849  On this day in history new Roman Republic established.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1859  John H Been, town's archivist of Brielle (Baasje & Witkop) on this day in history.  

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

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  On February - 08 nathan Hale, American journalist and author, dies.  

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  On February - 08 david F Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66  

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

1878  On February - 08 martin Buber, German/Israeli philosopher/theologist (Ich und Du)  

1878  On February - 08 elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83  

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  On February - 08 franz Marc, German painter (Blaue Reiter)  

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

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

1487  Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550) was born on February - 08.  

1552  Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630) was born on February - 08.  

1577  Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy) was born on February - 08.  

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

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 February - 08 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)  

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