Historical Events In December - 08
Wednesday, 27 January 2021
0644 Omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered on December - 08.
0899 On December - 08 arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies
1292 On this day in history john Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62
1326 Daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi on this day in history.
1508 Gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer on December - 08.
1542 On this day in history the birth of Mary Queen Of Scots, Scottish Queen who ascended to the throne aged seven
1587 Mary, Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed on December - 08.
1596 On December - 08 luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico
1609 On December - 08 biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room, the second public library of Europe.
1626 On this day in history christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic
1643 John Pym, English House of Commons member, dies at about 59 on December - 08.
1652 Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary, murdered at 35 on December - 08.
1659 On December - 08 mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco.
1681 On this day in history gerard Terborch, the Younger, Dutch painter/etcher, dies
1704 Anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi) on December - 08.
1708 On this day in history francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765)
1709 On December - 08 thomas Corneille, French dramatist, dies at 74
1710 On December - 08 battle at Brihuega: English Gen Stanhope captured
1715 On this day in history john Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery)
1722 Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van Palts, German/French duchess, dies at 70 on December - 08.
1728 On this day in history johann G von Zimmermann, Swiss author
1730 John Ingen Housz, Dutch/English personal physician of Maria Theresia on December - 08.
1731 Frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer on December - 08.
1737 Robert Kimmerling, composer on this day in history.
1741 On December - 08 maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine)
1744 Pierre Joseph Candielle, composer on this day in history.
1756 On this day in history william Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, British statesman and diplomat
1765 On this day in history eli Whitney, inventor (Cotton Gin)
1776 On this day in history george Washington's retreating army crosses Delaware River from NJ
1777 Capt Cook leaves Society Islands on this day in history.
1785 On this day in history antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer, dies at 68
1789 On this day in history john Fawcett, composer
1792 On this day in history 1st cremation in US, Henry Laurens
1794 Premier issue of the Herald of Rutland, VT published on December - 08.