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

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

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

1857  On this day in history dion Boucicauly's "Poor of NY," premieres in NYC  

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

1859  On this day in history antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist, dies at 50  

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

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1862  Frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher/founder (Doubleday & Co) on January - 08.  

1863  On January - 08 american Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield  

1864  On January - 08 victor-Charles-Paul Dourlen, composer, dies at 83  

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

1867  On this day in history legislation gives suffrage to DC blacks, despite Pres Johnson's veto  

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

1868  On January - 08 frank Dyson, proved Einstein right about light bent by gravity  

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

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

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

1873  On January - 08 lucien Capet, composer  

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 this day in history.  

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

1883  On this day in history josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer  

1884  On January - 08 chrome tanning process for leather patented by Augustus Schultz  

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

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

1889  On January - 08 1st Computer patented  

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

1890  On January - 08 sandor Rado, Hungarian/US psycho analyst  

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 this day in history.  

1583  On January - 08 birth of simon Episcopius, Dutch bishop/theologist  

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

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

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

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Famous Deaths In January - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0482  Severinus, German monastery founder/saint, dies on January - 08.  

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

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

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

1198  Coelestinus III, [Giacinto Bobo], pope (1191-98), dies on January - 08.  

1324  Marco Polo, Venetian explorer/gov of Nanking, dies on this day in history.  

1336  Giotto di Bondone, Italian Renaissance painter, dies at about 71 on this day in history.  

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

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