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Historical Events In December - 08

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

1969  Vincenzo Davico, composer, dies at 80 on December - 08.  

1970  On this day in history christopher K Ingold, English chemist, dies at 77  

1972  On this day in history george Collins, (Rep-Ill), dies at 47, in airplane crash  

1978  Golda Meir served as Israel's PM (1969-74, dies in Jerusalem at 80 on December - 08.  

1978  On December - 08 golda Meir, Israel's PM (1969-74), dies in Jerusalem at 80  

1980  On this day in history john Lennon assassinated in New York by Mark David Chapman  

1980  On December - 08 john Lennon, assassinated in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40  

1981  Shakey, [Walter Horton], harmonicist (Everybody's Fishin'), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1982  On this day in history andre Kamperveen, Suriname minister, murdered  

1983  On December - 08 slim Pickins western actor dies at 64 after brain surgery  

1983  Slim Pickins, actor (Blazing Saddles), dies after brain surgery at 64 on December - 08.  

1984  Luther Adler, actor (Dr Bernard Altman-The Psychiatrist), dies at 81 on December - 08.  

1987  Occupied Palestinians start "intefadeh" (uprising) against Israel on December - 08.  

1987  President Reagan & Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev sign a treaty eliminating medium range nuclear missiles on December - 08.  

1988  Anne Seymour, actress (Misty, Chevy Mystery Show), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1989  On December - 08 hans Hartung, German/French painter, dies  

1990  On December - 08 martin Ritt, US, director/actor (Norma Rae), dies at 70  

1991  On this day in history russia, Byelorussia & Ukraine form Commonwealth of Ind States  

1991  The Soviet Union comes to an end, with the forming of a 'Commonwealth of Independent States' on December - 08.  

1991  On this day in history buck Clayton, US jazz trumpeter/orchestra leader, dies  

1992  On this day in history william Shawn, US editor-in-chief (New Yorker, 1952-87), dies at 85  

1993  The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed into US law. NAFTA is a trade pact between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, eliminates virtually all tariffs and trade restrictions between the three nations on this day in history.  

1993  Andre Cerf, French actor/producer (Nana), dies at 93 on December - 08.  

1994  Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brazil composer (Girl From Ipanema), dies at 67 on December - 08.  

1995  On December - 08 carl Marsden, bodyguard, dies at 36  

1996  Howard E Rollins Jr, actor (Ed Harding-Another World), dies at 46 on December - 08.  

1997  The Carlton Trail Railway (Omnitrax) takes over the operation of the following CN lines in north western Saskatchewan Warman Junction to just north of Prince Albert. Speers Junction to Meadow Lake on this day in history.  

1997  The Carlton Trail Railway (Omnitrax) takes over the operation of the following CN lines in north western Saskatchewan: Warman Junction to just north of Prince Albert. Speers Junction to Meadow Lake on this day in history.  

2005  On December - 08 southwest Airlines Flight 1248 overshoots the runway at Chicago Midway Airport, killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring 11 other people.  

2007  On this day in history 2007 Africa-EU Summit takes place as European Union and African Union leaders gather in Lisbon, Portugal, for their first joint summit in seven years. The British and Czech prime ministers boycott the event due to the presence of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.  

2012  On this day in history uN climate conference agrees to extend the Kyoto Protocol to 2020  

2012  In Qatar, the UN Climate Change Conference agrees to extend the Kyoto Protocol until 2020 on this day in history.  

2018  US President Trump announces John Kelly will be stepping down as White House Chief of Staff at the end of the year on this day in history.  

2020  On December - 08 [COVID-19 pandemic] The United Kingdom becomes the first nation to begin a mass inoculation campaign using a clinically authorised, fully tested vaccine, tozinameran.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1508  On this day in history birth of gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer  

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

1626  On December - 08 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  On December - 08 birth of maria Josepha of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1757)  

1704  On this day in history birth of anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi)  

1708  On this day in history birth of francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765)  

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  Death of Omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered on December - 08.  

0899  Arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies on December - 08.  

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

1587  On this day in history death of mary, Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed  

1596  On this day in history death of luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico  

1626  Death of John Davies, English poet (b. 1569) on December - 08.  

1632  Death of Philippe van Lansberge, Flemish astronomer (b. 1561) on December - 08.  

1643  John Pym, English House of Commons member, dies at about 59 on this day in history.  

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