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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1079  Emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107) was born on August - 08.  

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 this day in history birth of adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen  

1605  On August - 08 birth of cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675)  

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

1646  On this day in history birth of godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)  

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 August - 08.  

1445  On August - 08 death of oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer  

1506  On this day in history sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86  

1553  Death of Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478) on this day in history.  

1555  On this day in history death of oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494)  

1588  Death of Alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter on this day in history.  

1604  Death of Horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578) on this day in history.  

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