Friday, February 8, 2019

On This Day in History

February 8, 2019

Historical Events

1672  Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London
1807  Battle of Eylau ends inconclusively between Napoleon's forces and Russian Empire - 1st battle Napoleon isn't victorious
1960  Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor".
1971  Nasdaq Composite stock market index debuts with 50 companies and a starting value of 100
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Famous Birthdays

Dmitri Mendeleev

(1834 - 1907)

James Dean

(1931 - 1955)

Tunku Abdul Rahman

(1903 - 1990)

William Tecumseh Sherman

(1820 - 1891)
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Famous Deaths

Mary Stuart

(1542 - 1587)

Peter the Great

(1672 - 1725)
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February 8: Earthquakes and a Book Rock London

In the 18th Century, Englishmen went into a panic when London, of all places, was hit by earthquakes. But was there a stronger force than Mother Nature at work?
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