Historical Events In August - 08
Saturday, 23 January 2021
1835 James William Forsyth, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1906 on August - 08.
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 Natal (in South Africa) is made a British colony on this day in history.
1844 On this day in history brigham Young chosen Mormon Church head following Joseph Smith death
1852 On this day in history barend Barendse, actor/director (Wandering Jew)
1853 On August - 08 russian fleet appears at Nagasaki Japan
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 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 August - 08.
1863 Angus MacAskill known as 'Giant MacAskill', circus performer (b.1825) on this day in history.
1864 Comet C/1864 N1 (Tempel) approaches within 0.0964 AUs of Earth on this day in history.
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 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 William Henry Squire, composer on August - 08.
1876 On August - 08 thomas Edison patents mimeograph
1876 Dan O'Leacy completes 500 mile walk in 139h32m on August - 08.
1879 Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary, peasant leader on August - 08.
1881 On August - 08 paul L E von Kleist, German general-fieldmarshal (Eastern Front)
1882 On this day in history snow falls on Lake Michigan
1884 On August - 08 sara Teasdale, US, poet (1st Pulitzer Prize-1918-"Love Songs")
1886 Daniel Ruyneman, composer on August - 08.
1887 Esme Percy, London England, actor (Old Spanish Custom) on this day in history.
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.