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Historical Events In December - 08

Friday, 26 February 2021

1916  Dorothy Mae Ballard, labor union rep on December - 08.  

1917  Rufo I Wever, Aruban pianist/composer (Ca'i Organ) on December - 08.  

1918  On this day in history ian Johnson, cricketer (Australian Test captbetween Hassett & Craig)  

1919  Hans-Dieter Hosalla, composer on this day in history.  

1920  On this day in history emmanuel McDonald Bailey, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic-bronze-1952)  

1921  On December - 08 eamon de Valera publicly repudiates Anglo-Irish Treaty  

1921  Johnny Otis, Calif, R&B talent scout (Cold Shot, Cuttin' Up) on this day in history.  

1922  George Fullerton, cricketer (South African keeper-batsman 1947-51) on this day in history.  

1923  On December - 08 german-US friendship treaty signed  

1923  Rudolph Pariser, Chinese-born American chemist on this day in history.  

1923  Dom Joseph Pothier, French Benedictine/musicologist, dies at 88 on this day in history.  

1924  Franz X Scharwenka, German pianist/composer (Mataswintha), dies at 74 on December - 08.  

1925  Sammy Davis, Jr. entertainer was born on this day on this day in history.  

1925  The birth of Sammy Davis Jr., American actor on this day in history.  

1925  James E "Jimmy" Smith, US jazz/organist (Walk on the Wild Side) on December - 08.  

1925  On December - 08 sammy Davis, Jr. entertainer: was born on this day  

1926  On this day in history disappearance of Agatha Christie  

1926  On this day in history jan Six, Dutch art historian/collector, dies  

1927  On this day in history vladimir Aleksandrovich Shatalov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 4, 8, 10)  

1930  Broadway Theater opens at 1681 Broadway NYC on December - 08.  

1931  On December - 08 coaxial cable patented  

1933  Flip (Clerow) Wilson Emmy Award-winning comedy writer was born on this day in history.  

1933  On December - 08 secretary of the Navy establishes Fleet Marine Force, integrating a ready-to-deploy Marine force with own aircraft into Fleet organization.  

1934  Friedrich Wolf's "Professor Mamlock," premieres in Zurich on this day in history.  

1934  On December - 08 bernhard Seklas, composer, dies at 62  

1935  On this day in history the Japanese military police launches a violent suppression of the religious sect Oomoto, beginning with a crackdown on the sect's operational bases of Ayabe and Kameoka in Kyoto Prefecture and the arrest of its leader Onisaburo Deguchi.  

1936  On December - 08 anastasio Somoza elected pres of Nicaragua  

1938  On this day in history highest temperature for December in US recorded in La Mesa Calif  

1939  Ernest Schelling, composer, dies at 63 on December - 08.  

1940  On December - 08 german Luftwaffe launches massive attack on London  

1940  On December - 08 1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0  

1941  On December - 08 as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbour, Britain, the United States and Australia declare war on Japan  

1941  On December - 08 uS declares war on Japan.  

1941  USS Wake (PR-3), a river gunboat moored at Shanghai, is only U.S. vessel to surrender during World War II 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 this day in history.  

1574  On December - 08 birth of maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1616)  

1626  Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic was born on December - 08.  

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 December - 08 death of omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered  

0899  On December - 08 arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies  

1292  On this day in history john Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62  

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

1596  Death of Luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico on December - 08.  

1626  On December - 08 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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