This Day in History :: 09 August
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09 August 1914 : German submarine U-15 sinks British cruiser
09 August 1910 : Alva Fisher patents electric washing machine
09 August 1902 : Edward VII of England crowned after death of his mother Victoria
09 August 1893 : 1st US bowling magazine, Gut Holz, published in New York
09 August 1890 : 1st 44 Javans arrive in Suriname, to work 5 year on sugar plantations
09 August 1864 : Battle of Ft Morgan, Alabama
09 August 1862 : Battle of Cedar Mountain VA (Slaughter Mountain, Southwest Mountain)
09 August 1862 : Prelude to 2nd Manassas, Jackson is victorious at Battle of Cedar Mt, however General Charles S Winder is killed
09 August 1859 : Elevator patented
09 August 1855 : Battle of Acapulco during Mexican Liberal uprising
09 August 1854 : Henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden"
09 August 1849 : Hungarian Republic crushed by Austria and Russia
09 August 1848 : Austria and Sardinia sign cease fire
09 August 1848 : Barnburners (anti-slavery) party merges with Free Soil Party nominateing Martin Van Buren for President
09 August 1842 : US-Canada border defined by Webster-Ashburton Treaty









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