Historical Events In December - 08
Saturday, 21 April 2018
0644 On this day in history omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered
0899 On December - 08 arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies
1292 On this day in history john Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62
1326 On December - 08 daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi
1508 Gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer on this day in history.
1542 The birth of Mary Queen Of Scots, Scottish Queen who ascended to the throne aged seven on this day in history.
1587 Mary, Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed on this day in history.
1596 Luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico on December - 08.
1609 Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room, the second public library of Europe on December - 08.
1626 Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic on December - 08.
1643 On this day in history john Pym, English House of Commons member, dies at about 59
1652 On this day in history adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary, murdered at 35
1659 On December - 08 mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco.
1681 Gerard Terborch, the Younger, Dutch painter/etcher, dies on this day in history.
1704 On this day in history anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi)
1708 On December - 08 francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765)
1709 On this day in history thomas Corneille, French dramatist, dies at 74
1710 Battle at Brihuega: English Gen Stanhope captured on December - 08.
1715 John Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery) on this day in history.
1722 Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van Palts, German/French duchess, dies at 70 on this day in history.
1728 On December - 08 johann G von Zimmermann, Swiss author
1730 John Ingen Housz, Dutch/English personal physician of Maria Theresia on December - 08.
1731 Frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer on this day in history.
1737 Robert Kimmerling, composer on December - 08.
1741 Maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine) on this day in history.
1744 Pierre Joseph Candielle, composer on this day in history.
1756 On December - 08 william Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, British statesman and diplomat
1765 On this day in history eli Whitney, inventor (Cotton Gin)
1776 George Washington's retreating army crosses Delaware River from NJ on December - 08.
1777 On this day in history capt Cook leaves Society Islands
1785 On December - 08 antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer, dies at 68
1789 John Fawcett, composer on December - 08.
1792 On this day in history 1st cremation in US, Henry Laurens
1794 Premier issue of the Herald of Rutland, VT published on December - 08.