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Historical Events Happened In January - 08

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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

1853  On January - 08 the first US bronze equestrian statue (of Andrew Jackson) unveiled, Washington  

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 January - 08 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 January - 08.  

1862  On this day in history frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher/founder (Doubleday & Co)  

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

1864  On this day in history victor-Charles-Paul Dourlen, composer, dies at 83  

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 January - 08.  

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

1870  Miguel Primo de Rivera Orbaneja, dictator of Spain (1923-30) on January - 08.  

1873  On January - 08 lucien Capet, composer  

1877  Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle with the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain (Montana Territory) on January - 08.  

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

1880  On January - 08 [Joshua] Norton I, Emperor of US/Protector of Mexico, dies at 60  

1883  Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer on this day in history.  

1884  On this day in history chrome tanning process for leather patented by Augustus Schultz  

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

1886  Noble Drew Ali, [Timothy Drew], NC, prophet (Moorish Science Temple) on January - 08.  

1888  On January - 08 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 January - 08 1st Computer patented  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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 January - 08.  

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

1100  Death of Antipope Clement III (bc. 1029) on this day in history.  

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

1198  On January - 08 coelestinus III, [Giacinto Bobo], pope (1191-98), dies  

1324  On January - 08 marco Polo, Venetian explorer/gov of Nanking, dies  

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

1455  On this day in history laurentius Justitianus, [Lorenzo Giustiniani], saint, dies at 73