Historical Events In August - 08
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
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 On August - 08 nelson Appleton Miles, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1925
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 August - 08.
1853 On August - 08 russian fleet appears at Nagasaki Japan
1854 Smith & Wesson patents metal bullet cartridges on August - 08.
1857 On this day in history cecile Chaminade, composer
1860 On August - 08 queen of Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) arrives in NYC
1861 William Bateson, English biologist (originator of term "genetics") on this day in history.
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 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 Henri de Vries, [Van Walterop], Dutch actor (Cleopatra, White Cargo) on this day in history.
1866 On August - 08 matthew A Henson, 1st Black to reach North Pole (Jun 4 1909)
1868 On August - 08 quake destroys Arica Chile
1868 Quake destroyes Arica Chile on this day in history.
1870 On August - 08 magic (US) defeats Cambria (Engld) in 2nd running of America's Cup
1871 On this day in history william Henry Squire, composer
1876 Thomas Edison patents mimeograph on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1882 On this day in history snow falls on Lake Michigan
1884 Sara Teasdale, US, poet (1st Pulitzer Prize-1918-"Love Songs") on August - 08.
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 On August - 08 jack Ryder, cricketer (athletic Australian all-rounder & captain)
1890 On August - 08 daughters of the American Revolution organizes
1890 The Knights of Labor strike the New York Central Railroad August 8 on August - 08.
1890 Daughters of American Revolution organizes on this day in history.
1895 On this day in history law Pendleton, US, wrestler/actor (Laughing Lady)