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Historical Events In December - 08

Monday, 17 May 2021

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

1795  Jacques Francois Gallay, composer on this day in history.  

1811  Louis Alexander Balthasar Schindelmeisser, composer on this day in history.  

1813  On this day in history ludwig von Beethoven's 7th Symphony in A, premieres  

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  Clinton Bowen Fisk, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890 on December - 08.  

1830  On December - 08 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 December - 08.  

1846  Hector Berlioz's "La Damnation de Faust," premieres on this day in history.  

1849  Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Luisa Miller," premieres in Naples on this day in history.  

1852  Gustav Freytag's "Die Journalisten," premieres in Breslau on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1861  Aristide Maillol, France, painter/sculptor (Seated Woman) on this day in history.  

1862  On December - 08 georges Feydeau, French playwright (La Dame de Chez Maxim's)  

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

1863  On December - 08 abraham Lincoln announces plan for Reconstruction of South  

1864  On this day in history pope Pius IX publishes encyclical Quanta cura ("Syllabus errorum")  

1865  Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Taylor series) on December - 08.  

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

1872  On this day in history j C Powys, writer  

1874  On this day in history 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 December - 08.  

1877  Paul Emile Ladmirault, composer on December - 08.  

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

1881  On this day in history vienna's Ring Theater destroyed by fire, kills between 640-850  

1881  Padraic Colum, Irish poet/novelist/poet (Collected Poems) on December - 08.  

1882  Manuel Maria Ponce, Fresnillo Mexico, composer (Estrellita) on December - 08.  

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  On December - 08 birth of gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer  

1574  On December - 08 birth of maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1616)  

1626  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi)  

1708  Francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765) was born on December - 08.  

1715  John Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery) was born on this day in history.  

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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  Arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1596  On this day in history death of luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico  

1626  On this day in history death of john Davies, English poet (b. 1569)  

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 December - 08.  

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