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 This day in History - August 8
409 Historic Events for August 8
1871

William Henry Squire, composer

Birth
1876

Thomas Edison patents mimeograph

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1876

Dan O'Leacy completes 500 mile walk in 139h32m

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1879

Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary, peasant leader

Birth
1881

Paul L E von Kleist, German general-fieldmarshal (Eastern Front)

Birth
1882

Snow falls on Lake Michigan

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1884

Sara Teasdale, US, poet (1st Pulitzer Prize-1918-"Love Songs")

Birth
1886

Daniel Ruyneman, composer

Birth
1886

Pietro Alessandro Yon, composer

Birth
1887

J C Heldring, Dutch businessman

Birth
1887

Esme Percy, London England, actor (Old Spanish Custom)

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1887

Malcolm Keen, Bristol England, actor (Uncle Chris-Mama)

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1887

Ullrich Haupt, Prussia, actor (Morocco, Du Barry-Woman of Passion)

Birth
1888

Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, composer, dies at 79

Death
1889

Jack Ryder, cricketer (athletic Australian all-rounder and captain)

Birth
1890

Daughters of American Revolution organizes

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1895

Law Pendleton, US, wrestler/actor (Laughing Lady)

Birth
1896

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Wash DC, writer (Yearling)

Birth
1897

Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian, dies at 79

Death
1897

Antonio C novas del Castillo, PM of Spain, murdered at 69

Death
1898

Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orl‚ans)

Birth
1900

1st Davis Cup tennis competition, named after Dwight Filley Davis, began at Longwood Cricket Club in Mass, and won by US 2 days later

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1900

Victor Young, Chic Ill, orch leader (Milton Berle Show, In Old Calif)

Birth
1900

Josephine Holt Bay, 1st woman to head a firm on NY stock exchange

Birth
1901

Ernest O Lawrence, Canton SC, inventor (Cyclotron-Nobel 1939)

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