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Historical Events For January - 08

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

1848  Austrian soldiers kill 10 students, Pavia on January - 08.  

1853  The first US bronze equestrian statue (of Andrew Jackson) unveiled, Washington on this day in history.  

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 January - 08.  

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 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 January - 08 antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist, dies at 50  

1860  On this day in history nancy Jones, US black missionary in Africa  

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1862  On January - 08 frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher/founder (Doubleday & Co)  

1863  American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield on this day in history.  

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  Legislation gives suffrage to DC blacks, despite Pres Johnson's veto on January - 08.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1870  Miguel Primo de Rivera Orbaneja, dictator of Spain (1923-30) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1883  On this day in history josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer  

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  On January - 08 dr Herman Hollerith receives first US patent for a tabulating machine (1st Computer)  

1889  On January - 08 1st Computer patented  

1889  Paul Hartmann, Furth Germany, actor (Haunted Castle) on January - 08.  

1890  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of henry V, Roman German king/emperor (1098/1111-25)  

1556  Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623) was born on January - 08.  

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

1587  Johannes Fabricius, Denmark, astronomer (discovered sunspots) was born on January - 08.  

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  Francois de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxemburg, French soldier was born on this day in history.  

1632  On January - 08 birth of samuel, Freiherr von Pufendorf, German jurist  

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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 this day in history.  

0624  Abu Sufjan ibn Harb, Kurashite chief, dies in battle on January - 08.  

1100  Death of Antipope Clement III (bc. 1029) on January - 08.  

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

1198  On this day in history coelestinus III, [Giacinto Bobo], pope (1191-98), dies  

1324  On this day in history 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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