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Historical Events In December - 08

Wednesday, 06 July 2022

0644  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  John Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62 on December - 08.  

1326  On December - 08 daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi  

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

1542  On December - 08 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 this day in history.  

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

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

1659  Mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco on December - 08.  

1681  On December - 08 gerard Terborch, the Younger, Dutch painter/etcher, dies  

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

1708  On this day in history francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765)  

1709  On December - 08 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 December - 08.  

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  On this day in history frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer  

1737  On December - 08 robert Kimmerling, composer  

1741  Maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine) on December - 08.  

1744  On this day in history pierre Joseph Candielle, composer  

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

1765  On December - 08 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  Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer, dies at 68 on December - 08.  

1789  On December - 08 john Fawcett, composer  

1792  1st cremation in US, Henry Laurens on this day in history.  

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  Gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer was born on December - 08.  

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

1626  Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic was born on December - 08.  

1678  On December - 08 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 this day in history.  

1704  On this day in history 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 December - 08.  

Famous Deaths In December - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0644  On this day in history death of omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered  

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

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

1626  On December - 08 death of john Davies, English poet (b. 1569)  

1632  Death of Philippe van Lansberge, Flemish astronomer (b. 1561) on this day in history.  

1643  On December - 08 john Pym, English House of Commons member, dies at about 59  

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