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 This day in History - October 8
380 Historic Events for October 8
1826

Matt Whitaker Ransom, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1904

Birth
1828

Francisque Sarcey, French writer/critic

Birth
1831

Michal Jelski, composer

Birth
1834

Fran‡ois-Adrien Boieldieu, composer, dies at 58

Death
1835

HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches James Island, Galapagos archipelago

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1837

Otto Winter-Hjelm, composer

Birth
1838

John Milton Hay, politician (Union), died in 1905

Birth
1840

1st Hawaiian constitution proclaimed

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1842

Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, composer, dies at 68

Death
1842

Princess Sophia weds her cousin duke Charles Saksen-Weimar-Eisenach

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1855

Gustav Ehrismann, German germanist

Birth
1856

Chinese police board British vessel Arrow, arrest 12 Chinese crewmen on suspicion of piracy and lower Brit flag, begins 2nd Anglo-Chinese War

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1860

Felix Woyrsch, composer

Birth
1860

Telegraph line between LA and SF opens

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1861

Theodore Roberts, SF CA, actor (Roaring Road, 10 Commandments)

Birth
1862

James Streshley Jackson, attorney/Union-brig-gen, dies in battle at 39

Death
1862

Otto von Bismarck becomes German republic chancellor

Event
1862

Battle of Perryville, KY-Confederate invasion halted

Event
1862

William Rufus Terrill, Union brig-general, dies in battle at 28

Death
1864

Thomas Jonathan Coffin Amory, US Union-brig-general, dies at about 34

Death
1865

Earthquake in Santa Cruz Mountains

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1865

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, composer, dies at 51

Death
1868

Max Slevogt, German painter

Birth
1869

J Frank Duryea, inventor (1st auto built and operated in US)

Birth
1869

Franklin Peirce, 14th president (1853-1857), dies in Concord NH at 64

Death