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Historical Events Happened In January - 08

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1848  Austrian soldiers kill 10 students, Pavia on this day in history.  

1853  The first US bronze equestrian statue (of Andrew Jackson) unveiled, Washington on January - 08.  

1853  1st US bronze equestrian statue (of Andrew Jackson) unveiled, Wash on January - 08.  

1856  On this day in history dr John A Veatch discovers borax, Tuscan Springs CA  

1856  Dr. John Veatch discovers Borax (hydrated sodium borate), still popular as a hand and laundry cleaner in the 1950s and 1960s on this day in history.  

1856  On this day in history dr John A Veatch discovers borax, Tuscan Springs, Calif  

1857  Dion Boucicauly's "Poor of NY," premieres in NYC on January - 08.  

1858  Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer, dies at 48 on January - 08.  

1859  Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist, dies at 50 on January - 08.  

1860  Nancy Jones, US black missionary in Africa on January - 08.  

1862  On January - 08 frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher/founder (Doubleday & Co)  

1863  American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield on January - 08.  

1864  Victor-Charles-Paul Dourlen, composer, dies at 83 on January - 08.  

1867  Legislation gives suffrage to DC blacks, despite President Johnson's veto on this day in history.  

1867  Legislation gives suffrage to DC blacks, despite Pres Johnson's veto on this day in history.  

1867  On this day in history emily Green Balch, US, sociologist/feminist/pacifist (Nobel 1946)  

1868  On this day in history frank Dyson, proved Einstein right about light bent by gravity  

1870  US mint at Carson City NV begins issuing coins on January - 08.  

1870  US mint at Carson City, Nevada begins issuing coins on this day in history.  

1870  On January - 08 miguel Primo de Rivera Orbaneja, dictator of Spain (1923-30)  

1873  Lucien Capet, composer on January - 08.  

1877  On this day in history crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle with the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain (Montana Territory).  

1878  Secret meeting of King Leopold II's agent & Henry Morton Stanley on January - 08.  

1880  On this day in history [Joshua] Norton I, Emperor of US/Protector of Mexico, dies at 60  

1883  On January - 08 josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer  

1884  Chrome tanning process for leather patented by Augustus Schultz on this day in history.  

1885  John Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45) on January - 08.  

1886  On this day in history noble Drew Ali, [Timothy Drew], NC, prophet (Moorish Science Temple)  

1888  On this day in history matt Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor (Coquette, Deluge)  

1889  Dr Herman Hollerith receives first US patent for a tabulating machine (1st Computer) on this day in history.  

1889  1st Computer patented on this day in history.  

1889  On this day in history paul Hartmann, Furth Germany, actor (Haunted Castle)  

1890  Sandor Rado, Hungarian/US psycho analyst on this day in history.  

1891  On this day in history the birth of Walther Bothe, German physicist  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1081  Henry V, Roman German king/emperor (1098/1111-25) was born on January - 08.  

1556  On January - 08 birth of uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623)  

1583  Simon Episcopius, Dutch bishop/theologist was born on this day in history.  

1587  On January - 08 birth of johannes Fabricius, Denmark, astronomer (discovered sunspots)  

1589  On January - 08 birth of ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatisch writer (Dubravka)  

1601  Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish writer (d. 1658) was born on this day in history.  

1628  Francois de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxemburg, French soldier was born on January - 08.  

1632  Samuel, Freiherr von Pufendorf, German jurist was born on January - 08.  

Famous Deaths In January - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0482  On this day in history severinus, German monastery founder/saint, dies  

0624  Abu Sufjan ibn Harb, Kurashite chief, dies in battle on January - 08.  

1100  On this day in history death of antipope Clement III (bc. 1029)  

1107  Death of Edgar of Scotland (b. 1074) on January - 08.  

1198  Coelestinus III, [Giacinto Bobo], pope (1191-98), dies on this day in history.  

1324  On this day in history marco Polo, Venetian explorer/gov of Nanking, dies  

1336  On this day in history giotto di Bondone, Italian Renaissance painter, dies at about 71  

1455  On January - 08 laurentius Justitianus, [Lorenzo Giustiniani], saint, dies at 73