Monday 8 February 2016, 05:46:43
8 February 1575
: The first Dutch university is founded in Leiden.
8 February 1700
: Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-Swiss mathematician, is born in Groningen.
8 February 1725
: Peter the Great, tsar and emperor of Russia since 1682, dies in Saint Petersburg at age 52.
8 February 1828
: Jules Verne, French author, is born in Nantes.
8 February 1834
: Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist, is born in the village of Verhnie Aremzyani near Tobolsk.
8 February 1837
: Alexander Pushkin is mortally wounded in a duel with his brother in-law Georges d' Anthès and alleged lover of his wife.
8 February 1865
: Gregor Mendel publishes his Versuche über Pflanzen-Hybriden
or Experiments on Plant Hybridization, describing his laws of inheritance.
8 February 1910
: The Boy Scouts of America organization is founded by Chicago entrepreneur W.D. Boyce upon return from a visit to London.
8 February 1915
: “The Birth of a Nation” by D.W. Griffith, perhaps the highest-grossing film of the silent film era, opens in American cinemas.
8 February 1942
: The United States introduces daylight saving time.
8 February 1957
: John von Neumann, Hungarian-born American mathematician, dies of cancer at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington at age 53.
8 February 1971
: NASDAQ, the world's first electronic stock exchange, starts operations.
I think when
you spread the wealth around it 's good
for everybody. ~ Barack Obama, in a conversation with Joe the Plumber