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 This day in History - February 8
436 Historic Events for February 8
1809

Franz I of Austria declares war on France

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1810

Norbert Burgmuller, composer

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1811

Edwin Denison Morgan, Sect of War (Confederacy), died in 1883

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1813

Jacob G Agarah, Swedish algologist

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1817

Richard Stoddert Ewell, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1872

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1818

Austin Blair, Gov/MC (Union), died in 1894

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1819

John Ruskin, writer/critic/artist/Gothic Revivalist (Prerafaelite)

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1820

William Tecumseh Sherman, Major General (Union Army), died in 1891

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1821

Paul Anton Wineberger, composer, dies at 62

Death
1822

Maxime Du Camp, France, writer/traveler (Les Buveurs de Cendres)

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1824

Barnard Elliot Bee, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861

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1824

Rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle, Julia), dies at 71

Death
1828

Antonio C novas del Castillo, premier of Spain

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1828

Antonio Cagnoni, composer

Birth
1828

Jules Verne, France, pioneered sci-fi (From the Earth to the Moon)

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1837

1st VP chosen by Senate, Richard Johnson (Van Buren admin)

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1849

Fran‡ois-Antoine Habeneck, composer, dies at 68

Death
1849

France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48

Death
1851

Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, novelist

Birth
1852

Nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russ author (Tjoma Kartashov) [NS=2/20]

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1859

John H Been, town's archivist of Brielle (Baasje and Witkop)

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1861

Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Ala

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1862

Battle of Roanoke Island NC, Federals gain control of Pamlico Sound

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1862

Opera "Lily of Killarney," premieres in London

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1865

1st black major in US army, Martin Robinson Delany

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