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 This day in History - February 8
436 Historic Events for February 8
1874

David F Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66

Death
1876

Paula Modersohn-Becker, German "entartet" painter

Birth
1878

Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83

Death
1878

Martin Buber, German/Israeli philosopher/theologist (Ich und Du)

Birth
1880

Franz Marc, German painter (Blaue Reiter)

Birth
1882

George Siegmann, actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba, Oliver Twist)

Birth
1883

Louis Waterman begins experiments to invents fountain pen

Event
1883

Joseph A Schumpeter, Austria/US economist/minister of finance

Birth
1884

Arnold Henry Guyot, Swiss/US geologist/meteorologist, dies at 76

Death
1885

Edith Evans, London England, actress (Tom Jones, David Copperfield)

Birth
1886

Charlie Ruggles, LA Calif, actor (Ruggles, Aesop-Bullwinkle Show)

Birth
1887

Aurora Ski Club of Red Wing, Minn became the 1st US ski club

Event
1887

Dawes Act passed (indians living apart from tribe granted citizenship)

Event
1888

Matthijs Vermeulen, Dutch composer/music critic

Birth
1889

Flood ravages Dutch coast

Event
1890

Claro Mayo Recto, Filipino nationalist/opponent of US colonialism

Birth
1891

Edgar Palm, Cura‡ao, pianist/composer

Birth
1892

Fritz Todt, German Reichs minister (Organization Todt)

Birth
1894

Enforcement Act repealed, making it easier to disenfranchise blacks

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1894

Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher

Birth
1895

King Vidor, director (War and Peace, Stella Dallas)

Birth
1895

Tchaikovsky/Petipa's "Swan Lake," premieres in Petersburg

Event
1896

Orville Caldwell, Ca, actor (Patsy, French Doll, Last Warning)

Birth
1896

Georges Feydeaus' "Le Dindon," premieres in Paris

Event
1896

Western Conference forms of Midwestern U, later renamed Big 10 Conf

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