Historical Events In August - 08
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
1835 On this day in history 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 August - 08 nelson Appleton Miles, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1925
1843 On August - 08 natal (in South Africa) is made a British colony
1844 Brigham Young chosen Mormon Church head following Joseph Smith death on August - 08.
1852 On August - 08 barend Barendse, actor/director (Wandering Jew)
1853 On August - 08 russian fleet appears at Nagasaki Japan
1854 On August - 08 smith & Wesson patents metal bullet cartridges
1857 On August - 08 cecile Chaminade, composer
1860 On this day in history queen of Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) arrives in NYC
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 this day in history.
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 On this day in history henri de Vries, [Van Walterop], Dutch actor (Cleopatra, White Cargo)
1866 Matthew A Henson, 1st Black to reach North Pole (Jun 4 1909) on August - 08.
1868 On August - 08 quake destroys Arica Chile
1868 On this day in history quake destroyes Arica Chile
1870 Magic (US) defeats Cambria (Engld) in 2nd running of America's Cup on this day in history.
1871 On this day in history 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 Sara Teasdale, US, poet (1st Pulitzer Prize-1918-"Love Songs") on August - 08.
1886 On this day in history daniel Ruyneman, composer
1887 On this day in history esme Percy, London England, actor (Old Spanish Custom)
1888 Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.
1889 On this day in history jack Ryder, cricketer (athletic Australian all-rounder & captain)
1890 Daughters of the American Revolution organizes on this day in history.
1890 On August - 08 the Knights of Labor strike the New York Central Railroad August 8.
1890 On this day in history daughters of American Revolution organizes
1895 On this day in history law Pendleton, US, wrestler/actor (Laughing Lady)