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.