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Historical Events In December - 08

Thursday, 02 July 2020

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

1887  On December - 08 vicente Emilio Sojo, composer  

1888  On this day in history fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian  

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  The birth of James Thurber, American writer on this day in history.  

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

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

1895  Battle at Amba Alagi: Ethiopian emperor Menelik II drives Italian general Baratieri's out on December - 08.  

1896  Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Missing 3 Quarter" (BG) on this day in history.  

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

1897  Leslie Heward, composer on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history adele Simpson, NYC, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1946)  

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

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

1905  Charles Cushing, composer on this day in history.  

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

1909  On December - 08 bird banding society found  

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

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

1915  Denis Harding, soldier on December - 08.  

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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 this day in history.  

1574  Maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1616) was born on this day in history.  

1626  On December - 08 birth of christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic  

1678  On December - 08 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 this day in history birth of francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765)  

1715  On December - 08 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  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 December - 08.  

1587  On December - 08 death of mary, Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed  

1596  Death of Luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico on this day in history.  

1626  On this day in history death of john Davies, English poet (b. 1569)  

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

1643  John Pym, English House of Commons member, dies at about 59 on December - 08.  

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