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Historical Events In August - 08

Thursday, 21 October 2021

1835  James William Forsyth, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1906 on August - 08.  

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  Natal (in South Africa) is made a British colony on August - 08.  

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  Russian fleet appears at Nagasaki Japan on August - 08.  

1854  Smith & Wesson patents metal bullet cartridges on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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  Henri de Vries, [Van Walterop], Dutch actor (Cleopatra, White Cargo) on August - 08.  

1866  On this day in history 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  Thomas Edison patents mimeograph on August - 08.  

1876  On August - 08 dan O'Leacy completes 500 mile walk in 139h32m  

1879  On this day in history 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  On August - 08 sara Teasdale, US, poet (1st Pulitzer Prize-1918-"Love Songs")  

1886  Daniel Ruyneman, composer on this day in history.  

1887  Esme Percy, London England, actor (Old Spanish Custom) on August - 08.  

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  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 August - 08.  

1890  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)  

1518  On August - 08 birth of conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)  

1571  John Ward, composer was born on August - 08.  

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

1605  On this day in history birth of cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675)  

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

1646  Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723) was born on August - 08.  

1653  On August - 08 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  On August - 08 mark Ulpius Trajanus, adopted son of emperor Nerva/emperor, dies  

0869  On August - 08 lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies  

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

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

1553  On this day in history death of girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478)  

1555  Death of Oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494) on August - 08.  

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

1604  On this day in history death of horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578)  

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