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 This day in History - August 8
409 Historic Events for August 8
1819

Charles Anderson Dana, Asst Secy War, (Union) died in 1897

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1820

Winfield Scott "Old Swet" Featherston, Army Brig General (Confederate)

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1823

Theodule Augustin Ribot, painter

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1827

George Canning, British minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 57

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1829

French govt of De Polignac forms

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1831

Battle of Hasselt - Dutch army drives out Belgian Army

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1834

Silvestro Palma, composer, dies at 80

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1835

James William Forsyth, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1906

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1839

Nelson Appleton Miles, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1925

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1843

Natal (in South Africa) is made a British colony

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1844

Brigham Young chosen Mormon Church head following Joseph Smith death

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1852

Barend Barendse, actor/director (Wandering Jew)

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1853

Russian fleet appears at Nagasaki Japan

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1854

Smith and Wesson patents metal bullet cartridges

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1857

Cecile Chaminade, composer

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1857

Henry Osborn, Conn, paleontologist/author (52 Years of Research)

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1860

Queen of Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) arrives in NYC

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1861

William Bateson, English biologist (originator of term "genetics")

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1864

Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Gaines, Alabama

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1864

Red Cross forms in Geneva

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1864

Comet C/1864 N1 (Tempel) approaches within 0.0964 AUs of Earth

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1864

Henri de Vries, [Van Walterop], Dutch actor (Cleopatra, White Cargo)

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1866

Matthew A Henson, 1st Black to reach North Pole (Jun 4 1909)

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1868

Quake destroyes Arica Chile

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1870

Magic (US) defeats Cambria (Engld) in 2nd running of America's Cup

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