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Historical Events Happened In January - 08

Saturday, 12 July 2014

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  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 this day in history.  

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  Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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  US mint at Carson City, Nevada begins issuing coins on this day in history.  

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

1873  On this day in history lucien Capet, composer  

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  On this day in history secret meeting of King Leopold II's agent & Henry Morton Stanley  

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

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  Matt Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor (Coquette, Deluge) on this day in history.  

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

1889  1st Computer patented on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623)  

1583  On this day in history birth of simon Episcopius, Dutch bishop/theologist  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1198  Coelestinus III, [Giacinto Bobo], pope (1191-98), dies on this day in history.  

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