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.