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Historical Events In August - 08

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

1835  On this day in history 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 August - 08 nelson Appleton Miles, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1925  

1843  On August - 08 natal (in South Africa) is made a British colony  

1844  Brigham Young chosen Mormon Church head following Joseph Smith death on August - 08.  

1852  On August - 08 barend Barendse, actor/director (Wandering Jew)  

1853  On August - 08 russian fleet appears at Nagasaki Japan  

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

1857  On August - 08 cecile Chaminade, composer  

1860  On this day in history queen of Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) arrives in NYC  

1861  William Bateson, English biologist (originator of term "genetics") on August - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1863  On this day in history angus MacAskill known as 'Giant MacAskill', circus performer (b.1825)  

1864  Comet C/1864 N1 (Tempel) approaches within 0.0964 AUs of Earth on August - 08.  

1864  On this day in history henri de Vries, [Van Walterop], Dutch actor (Cleopatra, White Cargo)  

1866  Matthew A Henson, 1st Black to reach North Pole (Jun 4 1909) on August - 08.  

1868  On August - 08 quake destroys Arica Chile  

1868  On this day in history quake destroyes Arica Chile  

1870  Magic (US) defeats Cambria (Engld) in 2nd running of America's Cup on this day in history.  

1871  On this day in history 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  Sara Teasdale, US, poet (1st Pulitzer Prize-1918-"Love Songs") on August - 08.  

1886  On this day in history daniel Ruyneman, composer  

1887  On this day in history esme Percy, London England, actor (Old Spanish Custom)  

1888  Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1889  On this day in history jack Ryder, cricketer (athletic Australian all-rounder & captain)  

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

1890  On August - 08 the Knights of Labor strike the New York Central Railroad August 8.  

1890  On this day in history daughters of American Revolution organizes  

1895  On this day in history law Pendleton, US, wrestler/actor (Laughing Lady)  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1079  On August - 08 birth of emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)  

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 August - 08.  

1586  Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen was born on this day in history.  

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

1617  Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary) was born on this day in history.  

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  

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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  On this day in history lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies  

1445  Death of Oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer on August - 08.  

1506  On this day in history sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86  

1553  Death of Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478) on August - 08.  

1555  On this day in history death of oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494)  

1588  On August - 08 death of alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter  

1604  Death of Horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578) on August - 08.  

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