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Historical Events In August - 08

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

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  Nelson Appleton Miles, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1925 on August - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1853  Russian fleet appears at Nagasaki Japan on August - 08.  

1854  Smith & Wesson patents metal bullet cartridges on August - 08.  

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  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 August - 08 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  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  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  On this day in history thomas Edison patents mimeograph  

1876  On August - 08 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  Snow falls on Lake Michigan on August - 08.  

1884  Sara Teasdale, US, poet (1st Pulitzer Prize-1918-"Love Songs") on this day in history.  

1886  Daniel Ruyneman, composer on August - 08.  

1887  On August - 08 esme Percy, London England, actor (Old Spanish Custom)  

1888  On this day in history friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, composer, dies at 79  

1889  On August - 08 jack Ryder, cricketer (athletic Australian all-rounder & captain)  

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 this day in history.  

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 August - 08.  

1571  On this day in history birth of john Ward, composer  

1586  On August - 08 birth of adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen  

1605  Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675) was born on this day in history.  

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

1646  Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723) was born on this day in history.  

1653  Jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar was born on August - 08.  

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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  Lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies on this day in history.  

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

1506  Sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86 on this day in history.  

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

1555  On August - 08 death of oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494)  

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

1604  On August - 08 death of horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578)  

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