Historical Events In August - 08
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
1835 James William Forsyth, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1906 on this day in history.
1839 On August - 08 beta Theta Pi is founded in Oxford, Ohio.
1839 Nelson Appleton Miles, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1925 on August - 08.
1843 On this day in history natal (in South Africa) is made a British colony
1844 Brigham Young chosen Mormon Church head following Joseph Smith death on August - 08.
1852 Barend Barendse, actor/director (Wandering Jew) on this day in history.
1853 Russian fleet appears at Nagasaki Japan on August - 08.
1854 Smith & Wesson patents metal bullet cartridges on August - 08.
1857 On August - 08 cecile Chaminade, composer
1860 Queen of Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) arrives in NYC on this day in history.
1861 William Bateson, English biologist (originator of term "genetics") on August - 08.
1863 On August - 08 american Civil War: Tennessee's "military" Governor Andrew Johnson frees his personal slaves. During the early 20th century, the day was celebrated by blacks in Tennessee as a holiday.
1863 On August - 08 angus MacAskill known as 'Giant MacAskill', circus performer (b.1825)
1864 On this day in history comet C/1864 N1 (Tempel) approaches within 0.0964 AUs of Earth
1864 On this day in history henri de Vries, [Van Walterop], Dutch actor (Cleopatra, White Cargo)
1866 On August - 08 matthew A Henson, 1st Black to reach North Pole (Jun 4 1909)
1868 Quake destroys Arica Chile on this day in history.
1868 Quake destroyes Arica Chile on this day in history.
1870 Magic (US) defeats Cambria (Engld) in 2nd running of America's Cup on this day in history.
1871 On August - 08 william Henry Squire, composer
1876 On this day in history thomas Edison patents mimeograph
1876 On August - 08 dan O'Leacy completes 500 mile walk in 139h32m
1879 On August - 08 emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary, peasant leader
1881 Paul L E von Kleist, German general-fieldmarshal (Eastern Front) on this day in history.
1882 Snow falls on Lake Michigan on August - 08.
1884 Sara Teasdale, US, poet (1st Pulitzer Prize-1918-"Love Songs") on this day in history.
1886 Daniel Ruyneman, composer on August - 08.
1887 On August - 08 esme Percy, London England, actor (Old Spanish Custom)
1888 On this day in history friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, composer, dies at 79
1889 On August - 08 jack Ryder, cricketer (athletic Australian all-rounder & captain)
1890 On this day in history daughters of the American Revolution organizes
1890 The Knights of Labor strike the New York Central Railroad August 8 on this day in history.
1890 On this day in history daughters of American Revolution organizes
1895 On this day in history law Pendleton, US, wrestler/actor (Laughing Lady)