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