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Historical Events In December - 08

Friday, 03 July 2020

1916  Dorothy Mae Ballard, labor union rep on this day in history.  

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

1918  Ian Johnson, cricketer (Australian Test captbetween Hassett & Craig) on December - 08.  

1919  Hans-Dieter Hosalla, composer on December - 08.  

1920  Emmanuel McDonald Bailey, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic-bronze-1952) on December - 08.  

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

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

1922  On December - 08 george Fullerton, cricketer (South African keeper-batsman 1947-51)  

1923  On December - 08 german-US friendship treaty signed  

1923  Rudolph Pariser, Chinese-born American chemist on December - 08.  

1923  Dom Joseph Pothier, French Benedictine/musicologist, dies at 88 on December - 08.  

1924  On December - 08 franz X Scharwenka, German pianist/composer (Mataswintha), dies at 74  

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

1925  On this day in history the birth of Sammy Davis Jr., American actor  

1925  On this day in history james E "Jimmy" Smith, US jazz/organist (Walk on the Wild Side)  

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

1926  On this day in history disappearance of Agatha Christie  

1926  Jan Six, Dutch art historian/collector, dies on December - 08.  

1927  On December - 08 vladimir Aleksandrovich Shatalov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 4, 8, 10)  

1930  On this day in history broadway Theater opens at 1681 Broadway NYC  

1931  On this day in history coaxial cable patented  

1933  Flip (Clerow) Wilson Emmy Award-winning comedy writer was born on December - 08.  

1933  Secretary of the Navy establishes Fleet Marine Force, integrating a ready-to-deploy Marine force with own aircraft into Fleet organization on this day in history.  

1934  Friedrich Wolf's "Professor Mamlock," premieres in Zurich on December - 08.  

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

1935  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 on this day in history.  

1936  Anastasio Somoza elected pres of Nicaragua on this day in history.  

1938  Highest temperature for December in US recorded in La Mesa Calif on this day in history.  

1939  On December - 08 ernest Schelling, composer, dies at 63  

1940  On this day in history german Luftwaffe launches massive attack on London  

1940  1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0 on this day in history.  

1941  On this day in history as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbour, Britain, the United States and Australia declare war on Japan  

1941  US declares war on Japan on December - 08.  

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

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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  On this day in history birth of christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic  

1678  Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat (d. 1757) was born on December - 08.  

1699  Maria Josepha of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1757) was born on this day in history.  

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  John Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0644  Death of Omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered on this day in history.  

0899  Arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies on this day in history.  

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

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 December - 08.  

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

1632  On this day in history death of philippe van Lansberge, Flemish astronomer (b. 1561)  

1643  On December - 08 john Pym, English House of Commons member, dies at about 59  

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