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Historical Events Happened In January - 08

Thursday, 24 July 2014

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 this day in history.  

1853  1st US bronze equestrian statue (of Andrew Jackson) unveiled, Wash on this day in history.  

1856  Dr John A Veatch discovers borax, Tuscan Springs CA on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1858  On this day in history friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer, dies at 48  

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  Frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher/founder (Doubleday & Co) on this day in history.  

1863  American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield on this day in history.  

1864  Victor-Charles-Paul Dourlen, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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  Frank Dyson, proved Einstein right about light bent by gravity on this day in history.  

1870  On this day in history uS mint at Carson City NV begins issuing coins  

1870  On this day in history uS mint at Carson City, Nevada begins issuing coins  

1870  On this day in history miguel Primo de Rivera Orbaneja, dictator of Spain (1923-30)  

1873  Lucien Capet, composer on this day in history.  

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

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  Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer on this day in history.  

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

1885  On this day in history john Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45)  

1886  Noble Drew Ali, [Timothy Drew], NC, prophet (Moorish Science Temple) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 1st Computer patented  

1889  Paul Hartmann, Furth Germany, actor (Haunted Castle) on this day in history.  

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

1891  The birth of Walther Bothe, German physicist on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1081  On this day in history birth of henry V, Roman German king/emperor (1098/1111-25)  

1556  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of johannes Fabricius, Denmark, astronomer (discovered sunspots)  

1589  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

0624  On this day in history abu Sufjan ibn Harb, Kurashite chief, dies in battle  

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

1107  On this day in history death of edgar of Scotland (b. 1074)  

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