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Historical Events In December - 08

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

1886  On December - 08 diego Rivera, [Lenin of Mexico], Mexico, painter/wife of Frida Kahlo  

1887  Vicente Emilio Sojo, composer on this day in history.  

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

1889  On December - 08 w Hervey Allen, US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse)  

1890  Bohuslav Jan Martinu, Policka Czechoslovakia, composer (Hry o Marti) on this day in history.  

1894  On December - 08 the birth of James Thurber, American writer  

1894  James (Grover) Thurber, Columbus Ohio, humorist (Men, Women & Dogs) on December - 08.  

1894  On this day in history willem JF Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian, dies at 71  

1895  On this day in history battle at Amba Alagi: Ethiopian emperor Menelik II drives Italian general Baratieri's out  

1896  On this day in history start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Missing 3 Quarter" (BG)  

1896  Earnest Angel, German statistician (Law of Angel), dies at 75 on December - 08.  

1897  Leslie Heward, composer on this day in history.  

1899  On December - 08 natal: British fall/burst out belegerd Ladysmith  

1899  James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, pianist on this day in history.  

1900  On December - 08 henry Russell, composer, dies at 87  

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

1903  Adele Simpson, NYC, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1946) on this day in history.  

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

1904  On this day in history wilmer L Allison Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1935)  

1905  Charles Cushing, composer on December - 08.  

1906  Richard Llewellyn, Wales, novelist (How Green Was My Valley) on December - 08.  

1907  On this day in history king Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne.  

1907  Tony Aubin, composer on this day in history.  

1907  On this day in history 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 this day in history jura Soyfer, writer  

1913  Construction starts on Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on December - 08.  

1913  Construction starts on Palace of Fine Arts in SF on this day in history.  

1913  Delmore Schwartz, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Shenandoah) on December - 08.  

1914  British & German fleets battle at Falkland Island on December - 08.  

1915  On this day in history jean Sibelius' 5th Symphony in E, premieres  

1915  Denis Harding, soldier 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 December - 08 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  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 December - 08.  

1708  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered  

0899  On this day in history arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies  

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

1626  On December - 08 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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