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Historical Events In December - 08

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

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

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1643  John Pym, English House of Commons member, dies at about 59 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history thomas Corneille, French dramatist, dies at 74  

1710  On December - 08 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  On this day in history john Ingen Housz, Dutch/English personal physician of Maria Theresia  

1731  On December - 08 frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer  

1737  On this day in history robert Kimmerling, composer  

1741  On December - 08 maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine)  

1744  Pierre Joseph Candielle, composer on December - 08.  

1756  On this day in history william Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, British statesman and diplomat  

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 December - 08 capt Cook leaves Society Islands  

1785  Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1789  On December - 08 john Fawcett, composer  

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

1794  Premier issue of the Herald of Rutland, VT published on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1574  On December - 08 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  Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat (d. 1757) was born on this day in history.  

1699  On this day in history birth of maria Josepha of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1757)  

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

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Famous Deaths In December - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0644  On December - 08 death of omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered  

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

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

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

1596  Death of Luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico on this day in history.  

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

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