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 This day in History - January 8
467 Historic Events for January 8
1798

11th Amendment ratified, judicial powers construed

Event
1800

Austrians defeat French in 2nd battle of Novi

Event
1800

Wild Boy of Aveyron discovered in southern France

Event
1806

Cape colony becomes English colony

Event
1806

Lewis and Clark find skeleton of 105' blue whale in Oregon

Event
1808

Messenger, horse that sired many great trotters, dies

Death
1810

Robert Schumann, Zwickau Germ, composer (Neue Zeitschrift fuer Musik)

Birth
1811

Samuel Story, Dutch rear admiral (Battle of Kamperduin), dies at 58

Death
1811

Friedrich Nicolai, writer, dies

Death
1811

Louisiana slave revolt by Charles Deslondes at German Coast

Event
1812

William Henry Holmes, composer

Birth
1812

Sigismond Fortune Fran‡ois Thalberg, composer

Birth
1814

Johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist

Birth
1814

Thomas Green, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864

Birth
1815

Battle of New Orleans-War of 1812 ended 12/24/1814 but nobody knew

Event
1815

Edward Pakenham, Engl general (Battle of New Orleans), dies in battle

Death
1815

Lawrence Pike Graham, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1905

Birth
1815

George Webb Morell, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883

Birth
1817

John Selden Roane, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1867

Birth
1819

Christian Gottlob Saupe, composer, dies at 55

Death
1821

James Longstreet, Confederate general (1st Corps, ANV)

Birth
1822

Alfredo Carlo Piatti, composer

Birth
1823

Alfred Russel Wallace, British zoologist/co-discoverer (evolution)

Birth
1824

William Wilkie Collins, English novelist (Woman in White)

Birth
1824

Per August Olander, composer

Birth