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Historical Events In December - 08

Monday, 01 March 2021

0644  Omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered on this day in history.  

0899  Arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies on this day in history.  

1292  John Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1326  Daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi on December - 08.  

1508  On this day in history gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer  

1542  On this day in history the birth of Mary Queen Of Scots, Scottish Queen who ascended to the throne aged seven  

1587  Mary, Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed on December - 08.  

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 December - 08 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 this day in history mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco.  

1681  Gerard Terborch, the Younger, Dutch painter/etcher, dies on December - 08.  

1704  Anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi) on December - 08.  

1708  Francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765) on December - 08.  

1709  Thomas Corneille, French dramatist, dies at 74 on December - 08.  

1710  Battle at Brihuega: English Gen Stanhope captured on this day in history.  

1715  John Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery) on December - 08.  

1722  On December - 08 elisabeth C "Liselotte" van Palts, German/French duchess, dies at 70  

1728  On this day in history 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 December - 08.  

1737  On December - 08 robert Kimmerling, composer  

1741  On this day in history maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine)  

1744  Pierre Joseph Candielle, composer on this day in history.  

1756  William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, British statesman and diplomat on this day in history.  

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 this day in history antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer, dies at 68  

1789  John Fawcett, composer on this day in history.  

1792  On December - 08 1st cremation in US, Henry Laurens  

1794  On this day in history premier issue of the Herald of Rutland, VT published  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1508  On December - 08 birth of gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer  

1574  On this day in history birth of maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1616)  

1626  On December - 08 birth of christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic  

1678  On December - 08 birth of horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat (d. 1757)  

1699  On December - 08 birth of maria Josepha of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1757)  

1704  On December - 08 birth of anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi)  

1708  Francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765) was born on December - 08.  

1715  John Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0644  Death of Omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered on this day in history.  

0899  On this day in history arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies  

1292  John Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1587  Death of Mary, Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed on December - 08.  

1596  On this day in history death of luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico  

1626  Death of John Davies, English poet (b. 1569) on December - 08.  

1632  Death of Philippe van Lansberge, Flemish astronomer (b. 1561) on December - 08.  

1643  On this day in history john Pym, English House of Commons member, dies at about 59  

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