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Historical Events In December - 08

Friday, 14 May 2021

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  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  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 December - 08.  

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 December - 08.  

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

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

1652  On December - 08 adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary, murdered at 35  

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 this day in history.  

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

1708  On December - 08 francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765)  

1709  Thomas Corneille, French dramatist, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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

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

1730  On December - 08 john Ingen Housz, Dutch/English personal physician of Maria Theresia  

1731  Frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer on this day in history.  

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  William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, British statesman and diplomat on December - 08.  

1765  On December - 08 eli Whitney, inventor (Cotton Gin)  

1776  George Washington's retreating army crosses Delaware River from NJ on this day in history.  

1777  On December - 08 capt Cook leaves Society Islands  

1785  On this day in history antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer, dies at 68  

1789  On this day in history john Fawcett, composer  

1792  On December - 08 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 December - 08.  

1574  Maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1616) was born on December - 08.  

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 December - 08.  

1699  Maria Josepha of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1757) was born on this day in history.  

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

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  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.  

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

1596  Death of Luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico on December - 08.  

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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