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Historical Events In December - 08

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1916  On December - 08 dorothy Mae Ballard, labor union rep  

1917  On December - 08 rufo I Wever, Aruban pianist/composer (Ca'i Organ)  

1918  On December - 08 ian Johnson, cricketer (Australian Test captbetween Hassett & Craig)  

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

1920  Emmanuel McDonald Bailey, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic-bronze-1952) on this day in history.  

1921  Eamon de Valera publicly repudiates Anglo-Irish Treaty on December - 08.  

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 December - 08.  

1923  German-US friendship treaty signed on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history sammy Davis, Jr. entertainer was born on this day  

1925  On December - 08 the birth of Sammy Davis Jr., American actor  

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

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

1926  Disappearance of Agatha Christie on this day in history.  

1926  Jan Six, Dutch art historian/collector, dies on this day in history.  

1927  Vladimir Aleksandrovich Shatalov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 4, 8, 10) on December - 08.  

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

1931  On this day in history coaxial cable patented  

1933  On this day in history flip (Clerow) Wilson Emmy Award-winning comedy writer was born  

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 this day in history.  

1934  Bernhard Seklas, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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 December - 08.  

1938  On December - 08 highest temperature for December in US recorded in La Mesa Calif  

1939  On this day in history ernest Schelling, composer, dies at 63  

1940  German Luftwaffe launches massive attack on London on this day in history.  

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

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

1941  On this day in history 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  Maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1616) was born on December - 08.  

1626  On this day in history 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 December - 08 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 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 December - 08.  

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

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 December - 08.  

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

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