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.