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Historical Events In December - 08

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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

1887  On December - 08 vicente Emilio Sojo, composer  

1888  Fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian on this day in history.  

1889  W Hervey Allen, US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1894  On December - 08 willem JF Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian, dies at 71  

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

1897  On this day in history leslie Heward, composer  

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

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

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  Adele Simpson, NYC, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1946) on December - 08.  

1903  On December - 08 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  Richard Llewellyn, Wales, novelist (How Green Was My Valley) on December - 08.  

1907  King Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne on December - 08.  

1907  Tony Aubin, composer on December - 08.  

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  Bird banding society found on this day in history.  

1911  On December - 08 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  On this day in history construction starts on Palace of Fine Arts in SF  

1913  On December - 08 delmore Schwartz, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Shenandoah)  

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

1915  On December - 08 jean Sibelius' 5th Symphony in E, premieres  

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 December - 08 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 this day in history.  

1626  Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic was born on this day in history.  

1678  On this day in history 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  Anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi) was born on December - 08.  

1708  Francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1587  Death of Mary, Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed on this day in history.  

1596  On December - 08 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  John Pym, English House of Commons member, dies at about 59 on December - 08.  

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