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Historical Events In December - 08

Friday, 14 May 2021

1886  Diego Rivera, [Lenin of Mexico], Mexico, painter/wife of Frida Kahlo on December - 08.  

1887  Vicente Emilio Sojo, composer on December - 08.  

1888  On December - 08 fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian  

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

1890  Bohuslav Jan Martinu, Policka Czechoslovakia, composer (Hry o Marti) on December - 08.  

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 December - 08 willem JF Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian, dies at 71  

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

1896  On December - 08 start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Missing 3 Quarter" (BG)  

1896  Earnest Angel, German statistician (Law of Angel), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1897  Leslie Heward, composer on December - 08.  

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

1899  On this day in history james "Pigmeat" Jarrett, pianist  

1900  Henry Russell, composer, dies at 87 on December - 08.  

1902  On this day in history oliver Wendell Holmes Jr became Associate Justice on Supreme Court  

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

1903  Herbert Spencer, British engineer/philosopher, dies at 83 on December - 08.  

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

1905  On this day in history charles Cushing, composer  

1906  On December - 08 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  Tony Aubin, composer on this day in history.  

1907  Oscar II Frederick, King of Sweden (-1907)/Norway (-1905), dies on this day in history.  

1908  John Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73) on December - 08.  

1909  On December - 08 bird banding society found  

1911  On this day in history lee J Cobb, NYC, actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront)  

1912  On this day in history jura Soyfer, writer  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1915  On December - 08 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  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  On December - 08 birth of christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic  

1678  On this day in history birth of horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat (d. 1757)  

1699  On this day in history birth of maria Josepha of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1757)  

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  On this day in history birth of john Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery)  

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

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

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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