Today in History, English
Today in History, English

15211February 7Death2015 – Billy Casper, American golfer and architect (b. 1931)
15212February 7Death2015 – Marshall Rosenberg, American psychologist and author (b. 1934)
15213February 7Death2015 – Dean Smith, American basketball player and coach (b. 1931)
15214February 7Death2015 – John C. Whitehead, American banker and politician, 9th United States Deputy Secretary of State (b. 1922)
15215February 7Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Richard the PilgrimBlessed Eugénie SmetBlessed Pope Pius IXChrysoliusEgidio Maria of Saint JosephFebruary 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
15216February 7Holiday and observanceIndependence Day, celebrates the independence of Grenada from the United Kingdom in 1974.
15217February 8Event421 – Constantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
15218February 8Event1238 – The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.
15219February 8Event1250 – Seventh Crusade: Crusaders engage Ayyubid forces in the Battle of Al Mansurah.
15220February 8Event1347 – The Byzantine civil war of 1341–47 ends with a power-sharing agreement between John VI Kantakouzenos and John V Palaiologos.
15221February 8Event1575 – Leiden University is founded, and given the motto Praesidium Libertatis.
15222February 8Event1587 – Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
15223February 8Event1601 – Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Queen Elizabeth I – the revolt is quickly crushed.
15224February 8Event1693 – The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia is granted a charter by King William III and Queen Mary II.
15225February 8Event1726 – The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia.
15226February 8Event1807 – Battle of Eylau – Napoleon defeats Russians under General Bennigsen and the Prussians under L'Estocq
15227February 8Event1817 – Las Heras crosses the Andes with an army to join San Martín and liberate Chile from Spain.
15228February 8Event1837 – Richard Johnson becomes the first Vice President of the United States chosen by the United States Senate.
15229February 8Event1855 – The Devil's Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon.
15230February 8Event1856 – Barbu Dimitrie Știrbei abolishes slavery in Wallachia.
15231February 8Event1865 – In the United States, Delaware voters reject the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and vote to continue the practice of slavery. (Delaware finally ratifies the amendment on February 12, 1901.)
15232February 8Event1879 – Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.
15233February 8Event1879 – The England cricket team led by Lord Harris is attacked during a riot during a match in Sydney.
15234February 8Event1885 – The first government-approved Japanese immigrants arrived in Hawaii.
15235February 8Event1887 – The Dawes Act authorizes the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments.
15236February 8Event1904 – Battle of Port Arthur: A surprise torpedo attack by the Japanese at Port Arthur, China starts the Russo-Japanese War.
15237February 8Event1910 – The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
15238February 8Event1915 – D. W. Griffith's controversial film The Birth of a Nation premieres in Los Angeles.
15239February 8Event1922 – United States President Warren G. Harding introduces the first radio set in the White House.
15240February 8Event1924 – Capital punishment: The first state execution in the United States by gas chamber takes place in Nevada.

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