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February 8, 1791 Congress approves the First National Bank of the United States. Washington approves the bill in spite of heavy pressure to veto it.
February 8, 1820 William Tecumeh Sherman born, Lancaster, Ohio
February 8, 1861 The Convention of Seceded States adopts a provisional constitution forming the Confederate States of America Alabama
  Convention of Seceding States
February 8, 1867 Delaware rejects the 14th Amendment Delaware
  14th Amendment

Ongoing on this day:
June 15, 1864
April 2, 1865
Siege of Petersburg Virginia
  Robert E. Lee
  P. G. T. Beauregard
  Army of Northern Virginia
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Siege of Petersburg
April 12, 1861
May 10, 1865
The American Civil War
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February 4, 1861
February 27, 1861
Washington Peace Conference (also called Convention or Congress)
  Felix Zollicoffer
  Salmon P. Chase
  John Tyler
  Washington Peace Convention
February 7, 1862
February 8, 1862
Battle of Roanoke Island

Ambrose Burnside captures Roanoke Island with an amphibious force, taking some 2,765 Confederates as prisoners
North Carolina
  Ambrose Burnside
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