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