Historical Events In December - 08
Sunday, 07 August 2022
0644 Omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered on December - 08.
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 On this day in history daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi
1508 Gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer on this day in history.
1542 The birth of Mary Queen Of Scots, Scottish Queen who ascended to the throne aged seven on December - 08.
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 this day in history biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room, the second public library of Europe.
1626 On December - 08 christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic
1643 John Pym, English House of Commons member, dies at about 59 on this day in history.
1652 Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary, murdered at 35 on this day in history.
1659 Mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco on December - 08.
1681 Gerard Terborch, the Younger, Dutch painter/etcher, dies on this day in history.
1704 On this day in history 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 December - 08.
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 Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van Palts, German/French duchess, dies at 70 on this day in history.
1728 Johann G von Zimmermann, Swiss author on this day in history.
1730 On this day in history john Ingen Housz, Dutch/English personal physician of Maria Theresia
1731 On December - 08 frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer
1737 Robert Kimmerling, composer on this day in history.
1741 Maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine) on December - 08.
1744 On this day in history pierre Joseph Candielle, composer
1756 On this day in history william Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, British statesman and diplomat
1765 On December - 08 eli Whitney, inventor (Cotton Gin)
1776 On this day in history george Washington's retreating army crosses Delaware River from NJ
1777 On December - 08 capt Cook leaves Society Islands
1785 Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer, dies at 68 on December - 08.
1789 John Fawcett, composer on December - 08.
1792 On this day in history 1st cremation in US, Henry Laurens
1794 On this day in history premier issue of the Herald of Rutland, VT published