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 This day in History - August 1
507 Historic Events for August 1
1836

HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin returns to Bahia Brazil

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1837

Walter Geikie, painter, dies

Death
1838

Emancipation of British slaves on Bahamas

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1840

Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer

Birth
1842

Rotherhithe Thames Tunnel opens

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1843

Robert Todd Lincoln, Capt (Union volunteers), died in 1926

Birth
1846

Peter Ritter, composer, dies at 83

Death
1847

Guido Papini, violinist/composer

Birth
1852

SF Methodists establish 1st black church, Zion Methodist

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1855

Castle Clinton in NYC opens as 1st US receiving station for immigrants

Event
1857

Charles Turner, engraver, dies

Death
1858

Hans Rott, composer

Birth
1858

Paul Barth, German philosopher/sociologist

Birth
1861

Sam Jones, cricketer (Australian batsman of 1880's)

Birth
1861

Brazil recognizes Confederacy

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1862

Montague Rhodes James, scholar/author/editor

Birth
1863

Gaston Doumergue, premier/pres of France (1913..34)

Birth
1863

Cavalry action near Brandy Station-End of Gettysburg Campaign

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1863

Battle of Little Rock AK and Start of Chattanooga campaign

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1864

Battle of Petersburg, VA

Event
1867

William Orlamond, Denmark, actor (Flesh and Devil, Wind)

Birth
1867

Blacks vote for 1st time in a state election in South (Tenn)

Event
1869

1st voyage down Colorado River

Event
1871

Oskar Fried, composer

Birth
1873

SF's 1st cable car begins service

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