February 08

This Day in History


The Devil’s Footprints Found in Devon

On this day in 1855, the people of Devon county, England, awoke to a startling sight: a trail of U-shaped hoofmarks extending for nearly 160 kilometres upon freshly fallen snow. Locals couldn’t d … (more...)


Peter the Great dies

Peter the Great, emperor of Russia, dies and is succeeded by his wife, Catherine. The reign of Peter, who became sole czar in 1696, was characterized by a series of sweeping military, political, … (more...)