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Historical Events In August - 08

Sunday, 07 August 2022

1835  On August - 08 james William Forsyth, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1906  

1839  Beta Theta Pi is founded in Oxford, Ohio on this day in history.  

1839  On this day in history nelson Appleton Miles, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1925  

1843  Natal (in South Africa) is made a British colony on this day in history.  

1844  On August - 08 brigham Young chosen Mormon Church head following Joseph Smith death  

1852  Barend Barendse, actor/director (Wandering Jew) on August - 08.  

1853  On this day in history russian fleet appears at Nagasaki Japan  

1854  On August - 08 smith & Wesson patents metal bullet cartridges  

1857  On this day in history cecile Chaminade, composer  

1860  Queen of Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) arrives in NYC on this day in history.  

1861  On August - 08 william Bateson, English biologist (originator of term "genetics")  

1863  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 on August - 08.  

1863  On August - 08 angus MacAskill known as 'Giant MacAskill', circus performer (b.1825)  

1864  On August - 08 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  On August - 08 quake destroyes Arica Chile  

1870  On this day in history magic (US) defeats Cambria (Engld) in 2nd running of America's Cup  

1871  On August - 08 william Henry Squire, composer  

1876  On August - 08 thomas Edison patents mimeograph  

1876  On this day in history 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 August - 08.  

1882  On August - 08 snow falls on Lake Michigan  

1884  On this day in history sara Teasdale, US, poet (1st Pulitzer Prize-1918-"Love Songs")  

1886  On August - 08 daniel Ruyneman, composer  

1887  On August - 08 esme Percy, London England, actor (Old Spanish Custom)  

1888  On August - 08 friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, composer, dies at 79  

1889  Jack Ryder, cricketer (athletic Australian all-rounder & captain) on this day in history.  

1890  Daughters of the American Revolution organizes on this day in history.  

1890  On this day in history the Knights of Labor strike the New York Central Railroad August 8.  

1890  On August - 08 daughters of American Revolution organizes  

1895  Law Pendleton, US, wrestler/actor (Laughing Lady) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1079  Emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107) was born on August - 08.  

1518  Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561) was born on this day in history.  

1571  John Ward, composer was born on this day in history.  

1586  On this day in history birth of adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen  

1605  Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675) was born on August - 08.  

1617  On August - 08 birth of adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary)  

1646  On August - 08 birth of godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)  

1653  On this day in history birth of jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar  

Famous Deaths In August - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0117  Mark Ulpius Trajanus, adopted son of emperor Nerva/emperor, dies on August - 08.  

0869  Lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies on August - 08.  

1445  Death of Oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer on this day in history.  

1506  On August - 08 sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86  

1553  Death of Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478) on this day in history.  

1555  On August - 08 death of oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494)  

1588  On this day in history death of alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter  

1604  On August - 08 death of horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578)  

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