Historical Events In December - 08
Thursday, 23 May 2019
0644 On December - 08 omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered
0899 Arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies on this day in history.
1292 On December - 08 john Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62
1326 On December - 08 daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi
1508 Gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer on this day in history.
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 this day in history 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 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 On this day in history adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary, murdered at 35
1659 Mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco on December - 08.
1681 On December - 08 gerard Terborch, the Younger, Dutch painter/etcher, dies
1704 On this day in history anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi)
1708 On December - 08 francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765)
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 this day in history.
1722 On this day in history elisabeth C "Liselotte" van Palts, German/French duchess, dies at 70
1728 On December - 08 johann G von Zimmermann, Swiss author
1730 On December - 08 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 On December - 08 pierre Joseph Candielle, composer
1756 On December - 08 william Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, British statesman and diplomat
1765 Eli Whitney, inventor (Cotton Gin) on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1789 On December - 08 john Fawcett, composer
1792 On December - 08 1st cremation in US, Henry Laurens
1794 On this day in history premier issue of the Herald of Rutland, VT published