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Historical Events In December - 08

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

1886  On this day in history diego Rivera, [Lenin of Mexico], Mexico, painter/wife of Frida Kahlo  

1887  On December - 08 vicente Emilio Sojo, composer  

1888  Fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian on December - 08.  

1889  On this day in history w Hervey Allen, US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse)  

1890  On this day in history bohuslav Jan Martinu, Policka Czechoslovakia, composer (Hry o Marti)  

1894  On this day in history the birth of James Thurber, American writer  

1894  On this day in history james (Grover) Thurber, Columbus Ohio, humorist (Men, Women & Dogs)  

1894  Willem JF Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1895  On December - 08 battle at Amba Alagi: Ethiopian emperor Menelik II drives Italian general Baratieri's out  

1896  Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Missing 3 Quarter" (BG) on December - 08.  

1896  On December - 08 earnest Angel, German statistician (Law of Angel), dies at 75  

1897  On December - 08 leslie Heward, composer  

1899  Natal: British fall/burst out belegerd Ladysmith on December - 08.  

1899  James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, pianist on December - 08.  

1900  On this day in history henry Russell, composer, dies at 87  

1902  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr became Associate Justice on Supreme Court on December - 08.  

1903  On December - 08 adele Simpson, NYC, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1946)  

1903  On this day in history herbert Spencer, British engineer/philosopher, dies at 83  

1904  On December - 08 wilmer L Allison Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1935)  

1905  On December - 08 charles Cushing, composer  

1906  On this day in history richard Llewellyn, Wales, novelist (How Green Was My Valley)  

1907  King Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne on this day in history.  

1907  On December - 08 tony Aubin, composer  

1907  On December - 08 oscar II Frederick, King of Sweden (-1907)/Norway (-1905), dies  

1908  On December - 08 john Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73)  

1909  Bird banding society found on December - 08.  

1911  Lee J Cobb, NYC, actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront) on December - 08.  

1912  On December - 08 jura Soyfer, writer  

1913  On this day in history construction starts on Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco  

1913  On December - 08 construction starts on Palace of Fine Arts in SF  

1913  On this day in history delmore Schwartz, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Shenandoah)  

1914  On this day in history british & German fleets battle at Falkland Island  

1915  Jean Sibelius' 5th Symphony in E, premieres on December - 08.  

1915  On this day in history denis Harding, soldier  

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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 this day in history.  

1678  Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat (d. 1757) was born on December - 08.  

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

1704  Anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi) was born on this day in history.  

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

1715  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1292  John Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62 on December - 08.  

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

1632  On December - 08 death of philippe van Lansberge, Flemish astronomer (b. 1561)  

1643  On December - 08 john Pym, English House of Commons member, dies at about 59  

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