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Historical Events In December - 08

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1542  The birth of Mary Queen Of Scots, Scottish Queen who ascended to the throne aged seven on December - 08.  

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

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 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 this day in history.  

1710  On December - 08 battle at Brihuega: English Gen Stanhope captured  

1715  On this day in history john Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery)  

1722  Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van Palts, German/French duchess, dies at 70 on December - 08.  

1728  Johann G von Zimmermann, Swiss author on this day in history.  

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

1731  On December - 08 frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer  

1737  On December - 08 robert Kimmerling, composer  

1741  On this day in history maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine)  

1744  On December - 08 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  Capt Cook leaves Society Islands on this day in history.  

1785  Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer, dies at 68 on December - 08.  

1789  John Fawcett, composer on this day in history.  

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

1794  On December - 08 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  On this day in history birth of gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer  

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

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

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

1699  On December - 08 birth of maria Josepha of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1757)  

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  On this day in history 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  Death of Omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered on this day in history.  

0899  On this day in history arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies  

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

1587  Death of Mary, Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed on this day in history.  

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

1626  Death of John Davies, English poet (b. 1569) on this day in history.  

1632  On December - 08 death of philippe van Lansberge, Flemish astronomer (b. 1561)  

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

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