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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)  

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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 this day in history.  

1571  John Ward, composer was born on August - 08.  

1586  Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen was born on this day in history.  

1605  On this day in history 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 August - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0117  On August - 08 mark Ulpius Trajanus, adopted son of emperor Nerva/emperor, dies  

0869  On August - 08 lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies  

1445  On this day in history death of oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer  

1506  On August - 08 sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86  

1553  Death of Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478) on August - 08.  

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

1588  Death of Alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter on August - 08.  

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

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