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Historical Events For January - 08

Thursday, 29 June 2017

1848  On January - 08 austrian soldiers kill 10 students, Pavia  

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  Dr. John Veatch discovers Borax (hydrated sodium borate), still popular as a hand and laundry cleaner in the 1950s and 1960s on January - 08.  

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

1859  On January - 08 antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist, dies at 50  

1860  Nancy Jones, US black missionary in Africa on this day in history.  

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1862  On this day in history frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher/founder (Doubleday & Co)  

1863  American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield on January - 08.  

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 January - 08.  

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

1873  Lucien Capet, composer on January - 08.  

1877  Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle with the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain (Montana Territory) on January - 08.  

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  On this day in history josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer  

1884  On January - 08 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 January - 08.  

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

1890  On this day in history sandor Rado, Hungarian/US psycho analyst  

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  Henry V, Roman German king/emperor (1098/1111-25) was born on this day in history.  

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 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 this day in history.  

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  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  Severinus, German monastery founder/saint, dies on January - 08.  

0624  On January - 08 abu Sufjan ibn Harb, Kurashite chief, dies in battle  

1100  On this day in history death of antipope Clement III (bc. 1029)  

1107  On January - 08 death of edgar of Scotland (b. 1074)  

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

1324  Marco Polo, Venetian explorer/gov of Nanking, dies on January - 08.  

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

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

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