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Historical Events In December - 08

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

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

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

1811  On December - 08 louis Alexander Balthasar Schindelmeisser, composer  

1813  On December - 08 ludwig von Beethoven's 7th Symphony in A, premieres  

1822  On this day in history luther Prentice Bradley, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1910  

1826  Friedrich Siemens, German industrialist on December - 08.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1846  Hector Berlioz's "La Damnation de Faust," premieres on December - 08.  

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

1852  On December - 08 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 December - 08 1st production of Dion Boucicaults "Poor of NY"  

1861  William Durant auto manufacturer cofounder of Chevrolet, founder of General Motors, Durant Motors; was born on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history abraham Lincoln announces plan for Reconstruction of South  

1864  Pope Pius IX publishes encyclical Quanta cura ("Syllabus errorum") on this day in history.  

1865  On this day in history jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Taylor series)  

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

1876  On December - 08 suriname begins compulsory education for 7-12 years  

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 December - 08.  

1881  On December - 08 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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1508  On this day in history birth of gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer  

1574  Maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1616) was born on December - 08.  

1626  Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic was born on December - 08.  

1678  Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat (d. 1757) was born on this day in history.  

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 December - 08.  

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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 December - 08.  

0899  Arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies on this day in history.  

1292  John Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1587  On this day in history death of mary, Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed  

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 this day in history.  

1632  Death of Philippe van Lansberge, Flemish astronomer (b. 1561) on December - 08.  

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

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