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Historical Events Happened In January - 08

Wednesday, 01 April 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  On January - 08 1st US bronze equestrian statue (of Andrew Jackson) unveiled, Wash  

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

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  On January - 08 nancy Jones, US black missionary in Africa  

1862  Frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher/founder (Doubleday & Co) on this day in history.  

1863  On this day in history american Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield  

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

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

1867  On January - 08 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  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 January - 08 miguel Primo de Rivera Orbaneja, dictator of Spain (1923-30)  

1873  On this day in history 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 January - 08.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 January - 08.  

1455  Laurentius Justitianus, [Lorenzo Giustiniani], saint, dies at 73 on January - 08.