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 This day in History - July 8
378 Historic Events for July 8
1681

Georg Neumark, composer, dies at 60

Death
1693

NYC authorizes 1st police uniforms in American colonies

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1695

Christiaen Huygens, inventor/astronomer, dies at 66

Death
1709

Battle of Poltava; Russians defeat Swedes

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1757

Richard Wainwright, composer

Birth
1758

English and Colonial assault on France at Ticonderoga, NY

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1776

Col John Nixon gave 1st public reading of Dec of Independence (Phila)

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1777

Vt becomes 1st state abolishing slavery, adopts male suffrage

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1778

George Washington headquarters at West Point for his Continental Army

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1792

France declares war on Prussia

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1796

US State Dept issues 1st American passport

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1797

1st US senator (William Blount of Tennessee) expelled by impeachment

Event
1800

Dr Benjamin Waterhouse gives 1st cowpox vaccination to his son to prevent smallpox

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1805

American Bill Richmond knocks out Jack Holmes, Kilburn Wells, England

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1809

Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja)

Birth
1816

Frost in Waltham, MA

Event
1819

Alexander Hays, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1864

Birth
1819

Vatroslav Lisinski, composer

Birth
1821

William Harvey Lamb Wallace, Brig General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1822

Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (Prometheus unbound), drowns at 29

Death
1824

Waldimir "Kriz" Krzyzanowski, Brig General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1826

Robert Kingston Scott, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1826

Benjamin Henry Grierson, Major General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1829

Pierre A Vicomte de Ponson du Terrail, French serial writer

Birth
1833

Russia and Turkey sign defense treaty

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