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 This day in History - January 8
467 Historic Events for January 8
1651

Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer, dies at 56

Death
1656

Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)

Event
1658

Nicolas Coustou, French sculptor (Descente de Croix)

Birth
1668

Jean Gilles, composer

Birth
1675

1st American commercial corporation chartered (NY Fishing Co)

Event
1696

Michael de Ronghe, composer, dies at 75

Death
1705

Georg F H„ndels 1st opera "Almira," premieres in Hamburg

Event
1711

Philips van Almonde, Zealand lt admiral, dies at 66

Death
1713

Arcangelo Corelli, composer/violinist (Concerti Grossi), dies at 59

Death
1716

Dutch gang leader "Sjako" arrested

Event
1745

England, Austria, Neth and Saxon sign anti-Prussian Quadruple Alliance

Event
1746

Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Stirling [NS=Jan 19]

Event
1760

Comet C/1760 A1 (Great comet) approaches within 0.0682 AUs of Earth

Event
1767

Abraham de Veer, Dutch governor-general of Suriname (1822-28)

Birth
1775

John Baskerville, English printer/type designer, dies at 68

Death
1777

Filippo Traetta, Italy, composer/musicologist

Birth
1779

John White, composer

Birth
1786

Nicholas Biddle, made 2nd bank of US 1st effective central bank

Birth
1787

Johann Ludwig Bohner, composer

Birth
1788

Erik Drake, composer

Birth
1790

George Washington delivers 1st state of union address (or Jan 4)

Event
1790

John Stinstra, Dutch baptist vicar, dies at 81

Death
1791

Jacob Collamer, (Sen-Vt)

Birth
1792

Lowell Mason, Medfield Mass, organist/composer (Zebulo)

Birth
1796

Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, Fren Nat Convention chairman, dies at 46

Death