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Historical Events Happened In January - 08

Monday, 02 May 2016

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

1853  On this day in history the first US bronze equestrian statue (of Andrew Jackson) unveiled, Washington  

1853  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

1857  Dion Boucicauly's "Poor of NY," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

1858  On January - 08 friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer, dies at 48  

1859  On January - 08 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  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  On January - 08 legislation gives suffrage to DC blacks, despite President Johnson's veto  

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

1867  On January - 08 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  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 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  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  [Joshua] Norton I, Emperor of US/Protector of Mexico, dies at 60 on January - 08.  

1883  Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer on January - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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 January - 08.  

1889  1st Computer patented on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1556  On January - 08 birth of uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623)  

1583  Simon Episcopius, Dutch bishop/theologist was born on January - 08.  

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  On January - 08 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  Samuel, Freiherr von Pufendorf, German jurist was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1198  On this day in history 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 January - 08.  

1455  Laurentius Justitianus, [Lorenzo Giustiniani], saint, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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