Historical Events In December - 08
Sunday, 29 March 2020
0644 On this day in history omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered
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
1326 On this day in history daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi
1508 On this day in history gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer
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 this day in history.
1596 Luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico on December - 08.
1609 On this day in history biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room, the second public library of Europe.
1626 Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic on December - 08.
1643 On December - 08 john Pym, English House of Commons member, dies at about 59
1652 Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary, murdered at 35 on this day in history.
1659 On December - 08 mexican border town Ciudad JuĂˇrez is founded by Fray GarcĂa de San Francisco.
1681 Gerard Terborch, the Younger, Dutch painter/etcher, dies on December - 08.
1704 On December - 08 anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi)
1708 Francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765) on December - 08.
1709 Thomas Corneille, French dramatist, dies at 74 on this day in history.
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 Johann G von Zimmermann, Swiss author on December - 08.
1730 John Ingen Housz, Dutch/English personal physician of Maria Theresia on December - 08.
1731 On December - 08 frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer
1737 On December - 08 robert Kimmerling, composer
1741 On December - 08 maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine)
1744 Pierre Joseph Candielle, composer on December - 08.
1756 William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, British statesman and diplomat on this day in history.
1765 Eli Whitney, inventor (Cotton Gin) on December - 08.
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 Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer, dies at 68 on December - 08.
1789 John Fawcett, composer on this day in history.
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.