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Historical Events In December - 08

Saturday, 06 March 2021

1969  On this day in history vincenzo Davico, composer, dies at 80  

1970  Christopher K Ingold, English chemist, dies at 77 on December - 08.  

1972  On December - 08 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 this day in history.  

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  John Lennon, assassinated in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40 on this day in history.  

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

1982  On December - 08 andre Kamperveen, Suriname minister, murdered  

1983  Slim Pickins western actor dies at 64 after brain surgery on this day in history.  

1983  On this day in history slim Pickins, actor (Blazing Saddles), dies after brain surgery at 64  

1984  On December - 08 luther Adler, actor (Dr Bernard Altman-The Psychiatrist), dies at 81  

1987  Occupied Palestinians start "intefadeh" (uprising) against Israel on this day in history.  

1987  On this day in history president Reagan & Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev sign a treaty eliminating medium range nuclear missiles  

1988  On this day in history anne Seymour, actress (Misty, Chevy Mystery Show), dies at 79  

1989  On this day in history hans Hartung, German/French painter, dies  

1990  Martin Ritt, US, director/actor (Norma Rae), dies at 70 on December - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1991  Buck Clayton, US jazz trumpeter/orchestra leader, dies on this day in history.  

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

1993  On December - 08 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.  

1993  On December - 08 andre Cerf, French actor/producer (Nana), dies at 93  

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  On December - 08 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.  

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

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  On December - 08 in Qatar, the UN Climate Change Conference agrees to extend the Kyoto Protocol until 2020.  

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  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 December - 08 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  Maria Josepha of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1757) was born on December - 08.  

1704  On December - 08 birth of anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi)  

1708  Francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765) was born on this day in history.  

1715  On December - 08 birth of john Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery)  

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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 December - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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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