On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1906

Historical Events

  • Without warning, Japanese torpedo boats make a night attack on Russian ships near naval base at Port Arthur, Manchuria; confusion because no declaration of war 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)
1906 Highlights

About February 8, 1906

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius