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Historical Events In December - 08

Monday, 20 September 2021

0644  Omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered on December - 08.  

0899  Arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies on December - 08.  

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  On December - 08 mary, Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed  

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

1609  Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room, the second public library of Europe on this day in history.  

1626  Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic on this day in history.  

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

1652  Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary, murdered at 35 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1710  On this day in history battle at Brihuega: English Gen Stanhope captured  

1715  On December - 08 john Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery)  

1722  Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van Palts, German/French duchess, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1728  Johann G von Zimmermann, Swiss author on December - 08.  

1730  John Ingen Housz, Dutch/English personal physician of Maria Theresia on December - 08.  

1731  Frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer on December - 08.  

1737  Robert Kimmerling, composer on this day in history.  

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  On December - 08 william Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, British statesman and diplomat  

1765  Eli Whitney, inventor (Cotton Gin) on this day in history.  

1776  George Washington's retreating army crosses Delaware River from NJ on December - 08.  

1777  Capt Cook leaves Society Islands on this day in history.  

1785  On December - 08 antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer, dies at 68  

1789  On this day in history john Fawcett, composer  

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.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1508  Gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer was born on this day in history.  

1574  Maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1616) was born on this day in history.  

1626  Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic was born on this day in history.  

1678  On this day in history birth of horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat (d. 1757)  

1699  Maria Josepha of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1757) was born on December - 08.  

1704  Anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi) was born on this day in history.  

1708  Francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765) was born on this day in history.  

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 December - 08 arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies  

1292  On December - 08 john Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62  

1587  On this day in history death of mary, Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed  

1596  On December - 08 death of luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico  

1626  On this day in history death of john Davies, English poet (b. 1569)  

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

1643  John Pym, English House of Commons member, dies at about 59 on December - 08.  

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