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Birthdays occurring on February, 8

1577 Robert Burton was born on February 8, 1577
English writer and clergyman, 1577-1640
A good husband makes a good wife
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1819 John Ruskin was born on February 8, 1819
English writer and critic of art, architecture, and society, 1819-1900
There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey.
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1820 William Tecumseh Sherman was born on February 8, 1820
American Civil War general and a major architect of modern warfare. 1820-1891
War is cruelty. There's no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
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1828 Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828
French author whose writings laid much of the foundation of modern science fiction. 1828-1905
To those who were not familiar with the motions of the moon, they demonstrated that she possesses two distinct motions, the first being that of rotation upon her axis, the second being that of revolution round the earth, accomplishing both together in an equal period of time, that is to say, in twenty-seven and one-third days.
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1851 Kate Chopin was born on February 8, 1851
writer, poet, novelist and author, 1851-1904
There are some people who leave impressions not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water.
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Deaths occurring on February, 8

1882 Berthold Auerbach died on February 8, 1882
German novelist, 1812-1882
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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1920 Richard Dehmel died on February 8, 1920
German playwright and poet. 1863-1920
A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind.
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1956 Connie Mack died on February 8, 1956
No matter what I talk about, I always get back to baseball.
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1957 John von Neumann died on February 8, 1957
Hungarian born American mathematician who made important contributions in quantum physics, logic, meteorology and computer science. 1903-1957
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
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1982 John Hay Whitney died on February 8, 1982
American multimillionaire and sportsman who had a multifaceted career as financier, horse breeder, publisher and philanthropist. 1905-1982
The role we can play every day, if we try, is to take the whole experience of every day and shape it to involve American man. It is our job to interest him in his community and to give his ideas the excitement they should have.
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