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Historical Events In December - 08

Friday, 23 October 2020

1794  1st issue of Herald of Rutland, VT published on December - 08.  

1795  On this day in history jacques Francois Gallay, composer  

1811  Louis Alexander Balthasar Schindelmeisser, composer on December - 08.  

1813  Ludwig von Beethoven's 7th Symphony in A, premieres on this day in history.  

1822  Luther Prentice Bradley, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1910 on this day in history.  

1826  On December - 08 friedrich Siemens, German industrialist  

1828  On December - 08 clinton Bowen Fisk, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890  

1830  On this day in history h Benjamin Constant, French politician/writer, dies at 63  

1831  James Hoban, architect who designed White House, dies on December - 08.  

1832  Bjornstjerne Bjornson, Norway, novelist (Pa Guds Veje, Nobel-1903) on this day in history.  

1846  On this day in history hector Berlioz's "La Damnation de Faust," premieres  

1849  On December - 08 giuseppe Verdi's opera "Luisa Miller," premieres in Naples  

1852  On this day in history gustav Freytag's "Die Journalisten," premieres in Breslau  

1854  On this day in history pope Pius IX proclaims Immaculate Conception, makes Mary, free of Original Sin  

1857  On this day in history 1st production of Dion Boucicaults "Poor of NY"  

1861  On this day in history william Durant auto manufacturer cofounder of Chevrolet, founder of General Motors, Durant Motors; was born  

1861  On December - 08 aristide Maillol, France, painter/sculptor (Seated Woman)  

1862  On this day in history georges Feydeau, French playwright (La Dame de Chez Maxim's)  

1863  2,500 reported killed at Church of La Compana, Santiago Chile on this day in history.  

1863  Abraham Lincoln announces plan for Reconstruction of South on this day in history.  

1864  On December - 08 pope Pius IX publishes encyclical Quanta cura ("Syllabus errorum")  

1865  Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Taylor series) on this day in history.  

1869  On December - 08 20th Roman Catholic ecumenical council, Vatican I, opens in Rome  

1872  On this day in history j C Powys, writer  

1874  On December - 08 jesse James gang takes train at Muncie Kansas  

1875  Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Volki i Ovsty," premieres in St Petersburg on December - 08.  

1876  Suriname begins compulsory education for 7-12 years on this day in history.  

1877  On this day in history paul Emile Ladmirault, composer  

1880  5,000 armed Boers gather in Paardekraal South-Africa on December - 08.  

1881  Vienna's Ring Theater destroyed by fire, kills between 640-850 on this day in history.  

1881  Padraic Colum, Irish poet/novelist/poet (Collected Poems) on this day in history.  

1882  Manuel Maria Ponce, Fresnillo Mexico, composer (Estrellita) on this day in history.  

1886  American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed by 26 craft unions; Samuel Gompers elected AFL president on December - 08.  

1886  American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed by 26 craft unions Samuel Gompers elected AFL president on this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history birth of maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1616)  

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 this day in history.  

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

1704  On December - 08 birth of anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi)  

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

1715  On December - 08 birth of john Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery)  


Famous Deaths In December - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0644  Death of Omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered on December - 08.  

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.  

1587  Death of Mary, Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed on December - 08.  

1596  On December - 08 death of luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico  

1626  Death of John Davies, English poet (b. 1569) on December - 08.  

1632  Death of Philippe van Lansberge, Flemish astronomer (b. 1561) on this day in history.  

1643  John Pym, English House of Commons member, dies at about 59 on this day in history.  

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