What Happened on February 8, 1906

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Without warning, Japanese torpedo boats make a night attack on Russian ships near the naval base at Port Arthur, Manchuria; there is confusion because no deceleration of war was given

Famous Birthdays

  • Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist (Begeleidde Menuhin, Milstein)
  • Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopy)
  • Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), born in Tysmenitz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)