Historical Events In December - 08
Thursday, 18 October 2018
0644 On December - 08 omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered
0899 On this day in history 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 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 On December - 08 mary, Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed
1596 Luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico on this day in history.
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 On this day in history adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary, murdered at 35
1659 On this day in history mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco.
1681 Gerard Terborch, the Younger, Dutch painter/etcher, dies on this day in history.
1704 On December - 08 anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi)
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 Battle at Brihuega: English Gen Stanhope captured on this day in history.
1715 On December - 08 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 On December - 08 john Ingen Housz, Dutch/English personal physician of Maria Theresia
1731 On this day in history frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer
1737 On December - 08 robert Kimmerling, composer
1741 On December - 08 maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine)
1744 On this day in history pierre Joseph Candielle, composer
1756 William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, British statesman and diplomat on December - 08.
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 Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.
1789 On December - 08 john Fawcett, composer
1792 1st cremation in US, Henry Laurens on this day in history.
1794 On this day in history premier issue of the Herald of Rutland, VT published