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.