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Historical Events Happened In January - 08

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1848  On this day in history austrian soldiers kill 10 students, Pavia  

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

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

1856  On January - 08 dr John A Veatch discovers borax, Tuscan Springs CA  

1856  On January - 08 dr. John Veatch discovers Borax (hydrated sodium borate), still popular as a hand and laundry cleaner in the 1950s and 1960s.  

1856  Dr John A Veatch discovers borax, Tuscan Springs, Calif on January - 08.  

1857  On January - 08 dion Boucicauly's "Poor of NY," premieres in NYC  

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

1859  Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1860  Nancy Jones, US black missionary in Africa on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1867  On January - 08 legislation gives suffrage to DC blacks, despite President Johnson's veto  

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

1867  Emily Green Balch, US, sociologist/feminist/pacifist (Nobel 1946) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1870  Miguel Primo de Rivera Orbaneja, dictator of Spain (1923-30) on this day in history.  

1873  Lucien Capet, composer on January - 08.  

1877  On January - 08 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 this day in history.  

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

1883  On January - 08 josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer  

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

1885  On January - 08 john Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45)  

1886  On January - 08 noble Drew Ali, [Timothy Drew], NC, prophet (Moorish Science Temple)  

1888  Matt Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor (Coquette, Deluge) on January - 08.  

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 January - 08 paul Hartmann, Furth Germany, actor (Haunted Castle)  

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

1891  The birth of Walther Bothe, German physicist on January - 08.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1081  On January - 08 birth of henry V, Roman German king/emperor (1098/1111-25)  

1556  Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623) was born on January - 08.  

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  Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatisch writer (Dubravka) was born on January - 08.  

1601  On this day in history birth of baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish writer (d. 1658)  

1628  On this day in history birth of francois de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxemburg, French soldier  

1632  On this day in history birth of samuel, Freiherr von Pufendorf, German jurist  

Famous Deaths In January - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0482  Severinus, German monastery founder/saint, dies on this day in history.  

0624  On January - 08 abu Sufjan ibn Harb, Kurashite chief, dies in battle  

1100  On January - 08 death of antipope Clement III (bc. 1029)  

1107  Death of Edgar of Scotland (b. 1074) on this day in history.  

1198  On this day in history coelestinus III, [Giacinto Bobo], pope (1191-98), dies  

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  Laurentius Justitianus, [Lorenzo Giustiniani], saint, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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