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February 8

February 8, 2011 by staff 

February 8, February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 326 days remaining until the end of the year (327 in leap years). Heres below a complete list of events, births, deaths and other things related to 8 Faburary.
Events421 – Constantius III becomes co-emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
1238 – The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.

1575 – Universiteit Leiden is founded, and given the motto Praesidium Libertatis.
1587 – Mary, Queen of Scots, was executed on suspicion of being involved in the Babington plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
1601 – Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex, rebels against Queen Elizabeth I – revolt is quickly crushed.
1693 – The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, is granted a charter by King William III and Queen Mary II.
1726 – The Supreme Court of the Privy Council is established in Russia.
1807 – Battle of Eylau – Napoleon defeats the Russians in general Benigssen.
1817 – Las Heras crosses the Andes with an army to join San Mart n and liberate Chile from Spain?
1837 – Richard Johnson becomes the first vice-president of the United States selected by the U.S. Senate.
1855 – The Devil’s Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon.
1856 – Barbu Dimitrie tirbei abolished slavery in Wallachia?
1865 – In the U.S., Delaware voters reject the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and vote to continue the practice of slavery. (Delaware finally ratifies the amendment on February 12, 1901.)
1879 – Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Institute of Canada.
1879 – The England cricket team led by Lord Harris was attacked during a riot at a match in Sydney.
1887 – The Dawes Act authorized the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual lots.
1904 – Battle of Port Arthur: A surprise torpedo attack by the Japanese at Port Arthur, China began the Russo-Japanese War.
1910 – The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
1915 – DW Griffith’s controversial film Birth of a Nation, first in Los Angeles.
1922 – President Warren G. Harding delivers the first radio in the White House.
1924 – The death penalty: The first state execution in the United States by gas chamber takes place in Nevada.
1942 – World War II, Japan invaded Singapore.
1945 – Second World War: The United Kingdom and Canada Operation Veritable began to occupy the west bank of the Rhine.
1948 – The formal establishment of the Korean People’s Army of North Korea has been announced.
1949 – Cardinal Mindszenty of Hungary was convicted of treason.
1952 – Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom.
1955 – The Sindh government abolished the system Jagirdari in the province. One million acres (4000 km ²) of land thus acquired is to be distributed among landless peasants.
1960 – Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order in Council, declaring that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and his descendants took the name Mountbatten-Windsor. ”
1960 – The first eight plates of brass stars are located in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1962 – Massacre Charonne. New unionists are killed by French police at the instigation of Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon, then chief of the Prefecture of Police in Paris.
1963 – Travel operations, finance and trade by U.S. citizens to Cuba are rendered illegal by the administration of John F. Kennedy.
1963 – The regime of Prime Minister of Iraq, Brigadier General Abdul-Karim Qassem was overthrown by the Baath Party.
1966 – The price of the National Hockey League in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a second NHL franchise, the Pittsburgh Penguins.
1968 – American civil rights movement: The Orangeburg Massacre: An attack on black students from South Carolina State University who were protesting against racial segregation at the bowling alley in the city alone, leaving three or four died in Orangeburg, in South Carolina.
1969 – Allende meteorite falls near Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico.
1971 – The Nasdaq Stock Market opens for the first time.
1971 – South Vietnamese troops launch an incursion into Laos to try to cut the Ho Chi Minh trail and to stop the communist infiltration.
1974 – After 84 days in space, the crew of Skylab 4, the last crew to visit the space station Skylab American returns to Earth.
Military coup in Upper Volta – 1974.
1978 – Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.
1979 – Denis Sassou-Nguesso became President of the Republic of Congo for the first time.
1981 – Twenty-one spectator football association are trampled to death at Karaiskakis Stadium in Neo Faliro, Greece, after a football match between Olympiacos FC and AEK Athens FC.
1983 – dust storm hits Melbourne’s second largest city in Australia. The result of the worst droughts ever recorded and a day of extreme weather, 320 meters (1,050 feet) deep cloud of dust envelops the city, turning day and night.
1989 – An Independent Air Boeing 707 crashed in the mountains of Santa Maria in the Azores, killing 144.
1993 – General Motors continue after NBC Dateline NBC have platforms two crashes intended to demonstrate that some GM pickups can easily catch fire if hit in certain places. NBC moved the trial the next day.
1996 – The U.S. Congress passed the Communications Decency Act.
1996 – The massive Internet collaboration “24 Hours in Cyberspace” takes place.
2010 – A sudden storm in the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan triggered a series of at least 36 avalanches, burying more than two miles of the road, killing at least 172 people and trapping more than 2,000 passengers.
Births120 – Vettius Valens Greek astrologer (D. 175)
412 – Proclus, Greek philosopher (D. 487)
1191 – Yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246)
1291 – King Afonso IV of Portugal (d. 1357)
1405 – XI Palaeologus Constantine emperor of the Byzantine Empire (d. 1453)
1487 – Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg († 1550)
1552 – Agrippa d’Aubigné, French poet and soldier († 1630)
1577 – Robert Burton, English religious writer (d. 1640)
1586 – Jacob Praetorius, German composer († 1651)
1612 – Samuel Butler, English poet († 1680)
1649 – Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)
1677 – Jacques Cassini, French astronomer († 1756)
1685 – Charles-Jean-Francois Henault, French historian († 1770)
1700 – Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-born mathematician (d. 1782)
1720 – Sakuramachi Emperor of Japan (d. 1750)
Queen Caroline Augusta of Bavaria to Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1873) – 1792
1798 – Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia, Grand Duke of Russia (d. 1849)
1804 – Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer († 1834)
1807 – Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist (d. 1889)
1819 – John Ruskin, English writer (d. 1900)
1820 – William Tecumseh Sherman, American Union general (d. 1891)
1822 – Maxime Du Camp, French photographer and journalist († 1894)
1828 – Jules Verne, French writer († 1905)
1834 – Dmitri Mendeleyev, Russian chemist (d. 1907)
1847 – Hugh Price Hughes, English social reformer (d. 1902)
1850 – Kate Chopin, American writer (d. 1904)
1866 – Moses Gomberg, Russian-born American chemist (d. 1947)
1878 – Martin Buber, Austrian-born Israeli philosopher (d. 1965)
1880 – Franz Marc, German painter († 1916)
1882 – Thomas Selfridge Etholen, American military officer and a victim of the plane crash (d. 1908)
1883 – Alois Schumpeter, Austrian economist (d. 1950)
1884 – Reginald Baker, Australian athlete and actor (d. 1953)
1886 – Charles Ruggles, American actor († 1970)
1888 – Dame Edith Evans, British actress (d. 1976)
1890 – Claro M. Recto, Filipino nationalist (d. 1960)
1893 – Ba Maw, Burmese politician (d. 1977)
1894 – Ludwig Marcuse, German author and philosopher (d. 1971)
1894 – King Vidor, American film director († 1982)
1900 – Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet animator and Russian animation director (d. 1987)
1902 – Demchugdongrub, Mongolian politician (d. 1966)
1903 – Greta Keller, cabaret singer and actress born in Austria (d. 1977)
1906 – Chester Carlson, American physicist and inventor (d. 1968)
1911 – Elizabeth Bishop, American poet († 1979)
1913 – Betty Field, actress († 1973)
1918 – Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
1920 – Herbert Siegert, head of German football
1921 – Lana Turner, actress († 1995)
1922 – Audrey Meadows, American actress († 1996)
1925 – Jack Lemmon, American actor and film director (d. 2001)
1926 – Neal Cassady, American writer († 1968)
1928 – Gene Lees, the biographer of Canada and lyricist (d. 2010)
1930 – James Deetz, American anthropologist († 2000)
1930 – Alejandro Rey, Argentine actor (d. 1987)
1931 – James Dean, American actor († 1955)
1932 – Cliff Allison, British racing driver (d. 2005)
1932 – John Williams, composer and conductor U.S.
1933 – Elly Ameling, Dutch soprano
1933 – Jack Larson, American actor
1936 – Larry Verne, American singer
1937 – Manfred Krug, German actor
1937 – Joe Raposo, American composer (d. 1989)
1939 – Jose Maria Sison, Filipino communist
1939 – Ken Iman, American football player (d. 2010)
1940 – Ted Koppel, American journalist
1941 – Nick Nolte, American actor
1941 – Tom Rush, singer and songwriter
1942 – Robert Klein, American comedian
1942 – Terry Melcher, musician and record producer in the USA (d. 2004)
1942 – Bob Munden, American shooting competitor
1943 – Creed Bratton, American actor and musician
1943 – Pirzada Qasim, Pakistani poet and academic
1944 – Roger Lloyd-Pack, English actor
1944 – Sebasti o Salgado, Brazilian documentary photographer?
1948 – Lynda Lyon Block, American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
1948 – Dan Seals, American singer (d. 2009)
1948 – Ron Tyson, American singer (The Temptations)
1949 – Brooke Adams, American actress
1950 – Cristina Ferrare, American former supermodel and actress
1951 – Z’EV, U.S. text / sound artist
1953 – Roger Clavet, Québécois politician
1953 – Mary Steenburgen, American actress
1955 – John Grisham, American writer
1955 – Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer
1956 – Dave Meros, American bassist (Spock’s Beard)
1958 – Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
1959 – Damir i Mari, Croatian footballer?
1960 – Benigno Aquino III, President of the Philippines
1960 – Dino Ciccarelli, Canadian hockey player on ice
1960 – Stuart Hamm, American bassist (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai)
1961 – Vince Neil, American singer (M tley Crüe?)
1961 – Bruce Timm, television producer (DC Universe Animated)
1963 – Mohammad Azharuddin, Indian cricketer
1963 – Joshua Kadison, American pianist and composer
1964 – Trinny Woodall, British fashion guru
1964 – Robert ensk Neb, actor and musician Czech?
1965 – Dicky Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer
1966 – Bruno Labbadia, German footballer
1966 – Kirk Muller, Canadian hockey player on ice
1966 – Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgarian footballer
1966 – Ulrich Hesse-Lichtenberger, German author
1968 – Gary Coleman, American actor († 2010)
1968 – Claudette Pace, Maltese singer
1968 – Nasos Thanopoulos, Greek businessman
1969 – Mary McCormack, American actress
1969 – Shiva Rose, American actress
1970 – John Filan, Australian footballer
1970 – Alonzo Mourning, basketball player, U.S.
1971 – Mika Karppinen, Finnish drummer (HIM)
1971 – Andrus Veerpalu, Estonian cross-country skier
1972 – Paul Wight, American professional wrestler
1973 – Keith McDonald, American baseball player
1974 – Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, French DJ (Daft Punk)
1974 – Ulises de la Cruz, Ecuadorian footballer
1974 – Seth Green, American actor
1974 – Kimbo Slice, American mixed martial artist
1976 – Abi Titmuss, British glamor model
1976 – Khaled Mashuda, cricketer from Bangladesh
1976 – Adam Piatt, American baseball player
1976 – Nicolas Vouilloz, French rally driver
1977 – Barry Hall, Australian rules footballer
1977 – Bridgette Kerkove, American actress
1977 – Yucef Merhi, Venezuelan artist
1977 – Mathieu Turcotte, Canadian speed skater short track
1979 – Aaron Cook, American baseball player
1979 – Josh Keaton, American actor and singer
1980 – Ralf Little, English actor / comedian
1980 – Cameron Muncey, Australian guitarist (Jet)
1980 – Stephen Wright, English footballer
1981 – Myriam Montemayor Cruz, Mexican singer
1982 – Satomi K Rogi, Japanese voice actress?
1982 – Sousuke Takaoka, Japanese actor
1982 – Danny Tamberelli, American actor
1983 – Jim Verraros, American singer
1983 – Cory Jane, New Zealand All Black rugby players
1984 – Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, player of Greek basketball
1987 – Carolina Kostner, Italian European figure skating champion
1988 – Keegan Meth, Zimbabwean cricketer
1988 – Ryan Pinkston, American actor
1989 – Dani Harmer, English actor
1989 – Jajuan Johnson, basketball player U.S.
1989 – Zac Guildford, New Zealand All Black rugby players
1991 – Abdisalam Ibrahim, Somali-Norwegian footballer
1991 – Roberto Soriano, Italian footballer
1994 – Nikki Yanofsky, the Canadian artist, jazz singer / pop
Deaths1204 – Alexis Angel IV, Holy Roman Emperor deposed Eastern (bc 1182)
1250 – Robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216)
Sir William II Longespee (b. 1212) – 1250
1265 – Hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217)
1296 – Przemys king? II of Poland (b. 1257)
1529 – Baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat and writer (b. 1478)
1587 – Mary, Queen of Scots (b. 1542)
1599 – Robert Rollock, Scottish educator (b. 1555)
1623 – Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English politician (b. 1546)
Tsar Ivan V of Russia (b. 1666) – 1696
1709 – Giuseppe Torelli, Italian composer (b. 1658)
Russian Tsar Peter I (b. 1672) – 1725
1749 – Jan van Huysum, Dutch painter (b. 1682)
1750 – Aaron Hill, English writer (b. 1685)
1768 – George Dance the Elder, English architect (b. 1695)
1772 – Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales (b. 1719)
1847 – Theodor Valentin Volkmar, German politician (b. 1781)
1849 -? France Pre eren, Slovenian poet (b. 1800)
1849 – Francois Antoine Habeneck, French violinist (b. 1781)
1856 – Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist (b. 1773)
1907 – Hendrik Willem Bakhuis Roozeboom, Dutch chemist (b. 1854)
1910 – Hans J ger, Norwegian writer and political activist (b. 1854)?
1921 – Peter Kropotkin, Russian anarchist (b. 1842)
1921 – George Formby, Sr., English artist (b. 1876)
1921 – Barrett Wendell, American author and academic (b. 1855)
1924 – Gee Jon, the man first in U.S. to be executed by lethal gas. (B. 1895)
1929 – Maria Christina, Queen Regent of Spain (b. 1858)
1932 – Vincent “Mad Dog” Coll, New York City gangster from County Donegal, Ireland (b. 1908)
1936 – Charles Curtis, Senior Vice President-Indian-American [United States of America | U.S.]] (Born 1860)
1956 – Connie Mack, American baseball manager and executive (b. 1862)
1957 – Walther Bothe, German physicist and inventor, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
1957 – John von Neumann, mathematician and physicist of Hungarian origin (b. 1903)
1960 – Giles Gilbert Scott, British architect (b. 1880)
1960 – John Langshaw Austin, British philosopher (b. 1911)
1963 – George Dolenz, American actor, father of Micky Dolenz (b. 1908)
1964 – Ernst Kretschmer, German psychiatrist (b. 1888)
1972 – Markos Vamvakaris, musician and songwriter Greek (b. 1905)
1975 – Robert Robinson, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1886)
1977 – Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and ethnomusicologist (b. 1901)
1980 – Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer (b. 1936)
1982 – John Hay Whitney, American financier (b. 1904)
1984 – Karel Miljon boxer Netherlands (b. 1903)
1985 – William Lyons, British car manufacturer (b. 1901)
1987 – Harriet E. MacGibbon, American actress (b. 1905)
1990 – Del Shannon, American artist (suicide) (b. 1934)
1992 – Denny Wright, British jazz guitarist (b. 1924)
1993 – N. Shanmugathasan, Sri Lanka Communist leader (b. 1920)
1994 – Raymond Scott, American composer (b. 1908)
1996 – Del Ennis, American baseball player (b. 1925)
1998 – Halldis r Laxness, Icelandic author, Nobel laureate (b. 1902)?
1998 – Julian Lincoln Simon, American economist and writer (b. 1932)
1998 – Enoch Powell, British politician (b. 1912)
1999 – Iris Murdoch, Irish writer (b. 1919)
2000 – Sid Abel, Canadian hockey player on ice (b. 1918)
2000 – Bob Collins, American broadcaster (b. 1942)
2000 – Derrick Thomas, American football player (b. 1967)
2001 – Ivo Caprino, Norwegian animated film director (b. 1920)
2002 – Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (b. 1930)
Ong Teng Cheong, President of Singapore (b. 1936) – 2002
2004 – Julius Schwartz, American comic book and science fiction editor (b. 1915)
2005 – Jimmy Smith, American jazz musician (b. 1925)
2005 – Keith Knudsen, American drummer, singer and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers) (b. 1948)
2006 – Elton Dean, English musician (Soft Machine) (b. 1945)
2006 – Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer (b. 1914)
2007 – Anna Nicole Smith, American model, actress and artist (b. 1967)
2007 – Ian Stevenson, Canadian professor and researcher reincarnation American (b. 1918)
2008 – Frank J. Dixon, American immunologist (b. 1920)
2008 – Chua Ek Kay, a painter of Singapore (b. 1947)
2009 – Marian Cozma, Romanian handball player (b. 1982)
2010 – John Murtha, American politician (b. 1932)

Christian feast:
Jerome Emiliani
Josephine Bakhita
Juventius Pavia
Meingold Huy
Stephen of Muret
February 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgy)
Days earlier on the Feast of Orthodoxy, which can fall, while March 14 is the last, celebrated 42 days before Easter. (Orthodoxy)
Nirvana Day (Mahayana Buddhism)
Pre? Eren Day (Slovenia)

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