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 This day in History - February 8
436 Historic Events for February 8
1897

Antonio C novas del Castillo, premier of Spain, murdered at 69

Death
1898

John Ames Sherman patents 1st envelope folding and gumming mach (Mass)

Event
1900

Guy Douglas Hamilton Warrack, composer

Birth
1900

John Cameron, judge

Birth
1901

Janina Spychajowa-Kurkowska, Poland, women's world champion archer

Birth
1902

Lyle Talbot, [Lysle Hollywood], Pittsburgh, actor (Glen or Glenda)

Birth
1903

Abdulrahman, minister of Internal affairs/premier of Malaysia

Birth
1904

Russo-Japanese War begins

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1904

Igor' Fyodorovich Belza, composer

Birth
1905

Truman Bradley, MO, TV host (Science Fiction Theater)

Birth
1905

Cyclone hit Tahiti and adjacent islands, killing some 10,000 people

Event
1906

Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopy)

Birth
1906

Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist (Begeleidde Menuhin, Milstein)

Birth
1906

Henry Roth, Austria-Hungary/US writer (Call it Sleep)

Birth
1907

Hendrik W Bakhuis Roozeboom, chemist (fasenleer), dies at 52

Death
1908

Grigor Eghiazaryan, composer

Birth
1908

Leslie Kenneth O'Brien, Lord O'Brien of Lothbury, missionary

Birth
1908

Myron McCormick, Albany, actor (Hustler, Jolson Sings Again)

Birth
1908

Wilhelmina '08 soccer team forms in Weert Neth

Event
1909

Henry Roth, writer

Birth
1909

France and Germany sign treaty about Morocco

Event
1909

Edouard Silas, composer, dies at 80

Death
1909

Mieczyslaw Karlowicz, composer, dies at 32

Death
1910

Boy Scouts of America incorporated and chartered (William D Boyce-Chic)

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1911

Victor Herbert's opera "Natoma," premieres in NYC

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