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 This day in History - August 8
409 Historic Events for August 8
1694

Antoine Arnauld [le grand Arnauld], French lawyer/theology, dies at 82

Death
1700

Matthias Henriksen Schacht, composer, dies at 40

Death
1700

Denmark and Sweden sign peace treaty

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1705

Willem Roukens, mayor (Nimegen ort Nimeguen), beheaded

Death
1705

Gustaaf Imhoff, gov of Ceylon (1736-40)/gov of Neth-Indies (1743-50)

Birth
1709

1st known ascent in hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao (indoors)

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1732

Johann C Adelung, German linguist/librarian

Birth
1746

Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church songs)

Birth
1755

Luigi Marchesi, composer

Birth
1758

British troops occupy and plunder Cherbourg

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1759

Karl Heinrich Graun, German composer, dies at 55

Death
1763

Charles Bulfinch, Boston Mass, 1st US pro architect (Mass State House)

Birth
1786

Congress adopts silver dollar and decimal system of money

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1786

Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard are 1st to climb to top of Mont Blanc

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1788

King Louis XVI calls French States and Generals together

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1788

Louis FAD Duke the Richelieu, French marshal, dies at 92

Death
1796

Boston African Society establishes with 44 members

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1805

Antoon Jurgens, Dutch margarine manufacturer

Birth
1809

70 disciples of Gaon of Vilnus, arrive in Israel (Palestine)

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1812

John Rodgers II, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1882

Birth
1814

Peace negotiations begin in Ghent, Belgium

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1814

Esther Hobart Morris, suffragist/anti-slavery activist

Birth
1815

Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for exile on St Helena

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1816

Bavarian joins Saint Alliance

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1816

Blas de Laserna, composer, dies at 65

Death