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 This day in History - October 8
380 Historic Events for October 8
1692

Antonio Palella, composer

Birth
1697

Cornelis Consolation, Dutch portrait painter (Unseemly Love)

Birth
1712

French hijacker Jacques Cassard seen on Suriname coast

Event
1722

Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral, dies at 80

Death
1728

Anne Danican Philidor, French composer, dies at 47

Death
1740

Chinese assault on Diestpoort Batavia

Event
1740

Michel-Julien Mathieu, composer

Birth
1747

Johann Wilhelm Stadler, composer

Birth
1748

Franz Seydelmann, composer

Birth
1754

Henry Fielding, English lawyer/author (Tom Jones), dies at 47

Death
1771

John E Loovens, lawyer, dies at 76

Death
1772

Jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, composer, dies at 60

Death
1775

Officers decide to bar slaves and free blacks from Continental Army

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1790

Waldemar Thrane, composer

Birth
1793

John Hancock, US merchant/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 56

Death
1802

Peter Hofstede, the Great, Dutch reformed theologist

Birth
1803

Vittoria A Alfieri, Italian earl/writer (Filippo), dies at 54

Death
1806

British forces lay siege to French port of Boulogne using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve

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1813

Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, composer

Birth
1813

Treaty of Ried between Bayern and Austria

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1815

Joachim Murats forces lands at Pizzo Italy

Event
1818

2 English boxers are 1st to use padded gloves

Event
1818

John Henninger Reagan, Atty Gen (Confederacy)

Birth
1820

Stanislaw Katski, composer

Birth
1822

1st eruption of Galunggung (Java) sends boiling sludge into valley

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