Historical Events In December - 08
Wednesday, 29 November 2023
0644 On this day in history omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered
0899 On this day in history arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies
1292 On December - 08 john Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62
1326 Daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi on December - 08.
1508 On this day in history gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer
1542 On December - 08 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 Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room, the second public library of Europe on December - 08.
1626 Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic on December - 08.
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 JuÃ¡rez is founded by Fray GarcÃa de San Francisco.
1681 On December - 08 gerard Terborch, the Younger, Dutch painter/etcher, dies
1704 Anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi) on December - 08.
1708 Francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765) on this day in history.
1709 On December - 08 thomas Corneille, French dramatist, dies at 74
1710 On this day in history battle at Brihuega: English Gen Stanhope captured
1715 John Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery) on December - 08.
1722 On December - 08 elisabeth C "Liselotte" van Palts, German/French duchess, dies at 70
1728 On this day in history johann G von Zimmermann, Swiss author
1730 On this day in history john Ingen Housz, Dutch/English personal physician of Maria Theresia
1731 Frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer on this day in history.
1737 Robert Kimmerling, composer on December - 08.
1741 On this day in history maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine)
1744 Pierre Joseph Candielle, composer on this day in history.
1756 On December - 08 william Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, British statesman and diplomat
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 On this day in history capt Cook leaves Society Islands
1785 Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer, dies at 68 on December - 08.
1789 On December - 08 john Fawcett, composer
1792 On December - 08 1st cremation in US, Henry Laurens
1794 Premier issue of the Herald of Rutland, VT published on December - 08.