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Historical Events In December - 08

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

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

1795  On this day in history jacques Francois Gallay, composer  

1811  On December - 08 louis Alexander Balthasar Schindelmeisser, composer  

1813  Ludwig von Beethoven's 7th Symphony in A, premieres on December - 08.  

1822  On December - 08 luther Prentice Bradley, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1910  

1826  On this day in history friedrich Siemens, German industrialist  

1828  Clinton Bowen Fisk, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890 on this day in history.  

1830  H Benjamin Constant, French politician/writer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1831  James Hoban, architect who designed White House, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1849  On this day in history giuseppe Verdi's opera "Luisa Miller," premieres in Naples  

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

1854  Pope Pius IX proclaims Immaculate Conception, makes Mary, free of Original Sin on this day in history.  

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  Aristide Maillol, France, painter/sculptor (Seated Woman) on December - 08.  

1862  On this day in history 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  Abraham Lincoln announces plan for Reconstruction of South on December - 08.  

1864  Pope Pius IX publishes encyclical Quanta cura ("Syllabus errorum") on December - 08.  

1865  On December - 08 jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Taylor series)  

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

1872  J C Powys, writer on this day in history.  

1874  Jesse James gang takes train at Muncie Kansas on December - 08.  

1875  On December - 08 aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Volki i Ovsty," premieres in St Petersburg  

1876  Suriname begins compulsory education for 7-12 years on December - 08.  

1877  Paul Emile Ladmirault, composer on this day in history.  

1880  5,000 armed Boers gather in Paardekraal South-Africa on this day in history.  

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

1881  On this day in history padraic Colum, Irish poet/novelist/poet (Collected Poems)  

1882  On December - 08 manuel Maria Ponce, Fresnillo Mexico, composer (Estrellita)  

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

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

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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  Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic was born on December - 08.  

1678  On December - 08 birth of horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat (d. 1757)  

1699  Maria Josepha of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1757) was born on December - 08.  

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

Famous Deaths In December - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0644  On December - 08 death of omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered  

0899  Arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies on December - 08.  

1292  On this day in history john Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62  

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

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

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 December - 08.  

1643  On this day in history john Pym, English House of Commons member, dies at about 59  

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