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Historical Events For January - 08

Thursday, 23 March 2017

1848  On this day in history austrian soldiers kill 10 students, Pavia  

1853  On this day in history 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  On this day in history dr John A Veatch discovers borax, Tuscan Springs CA  

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 this day in history dr John A Veatch discovers borax, Tuscan Springs, Calif  

1857  Dion Boucicauly's "Poor of NY," premieres in NYC on January - 08.  

1858  Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1859  On this day in history 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  Frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher/founder (Doubleday & Co) on January - 08.  

1863  On January - 08 american Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield  

1864  Victor-Charles-Paul Dourlen, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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

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  US mint at Carson City, Nevada begins issuing coins on January - 08.  

1870  On January - 08 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 January - 08 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 January - 08.  

1883  Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer on January - 08.  

1884  On January - 08 chrome tanning process for leather patented by Augustus Schultz  

1885  On January - 08 john Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45)  

1886  On January - 08 noble Drew Ali, [Timothy Drew], NC, prophet (Moorish Science Temple)  

1888  On this day in history 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  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 January - 08.  

1891  The birth of Walther Bothe, German physicist on this day in history.  

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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  Johannes Fabricius, Denmark, astronomer (discovered sunspots) was born on this day in history.  

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  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.  

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Famous Deaths In January - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0482  On January - 08 severinus, German monastery founder/saint, dies  

0624  On this day in history abu Sufjan ibn Harb, Kurashite chief, dies in battle  

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

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

1336  On January - 08 giotto di Bondone, Italian Renaissance painter, dies at about 71  

1455  On January - 08 laurentius Justitianus, [Lorenzo Giustiniani], saint, dies at 73  

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