Historical Events In December - 08
Tuesday, 19 March 2019
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 John Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62 on this day in history.
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 The birth of Mary Queen Of Scots, Scottish Queen who ascended to the throne aged seven on this day in history.
1587 On December - 08 mary, Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed
1596 Luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico on December - 08.
1609 Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room, the second public library of Europe on this day in history.
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 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 December - 08.
1704 Anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi) on this day in history.
1708 Francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765) on this day in history.
1709 Thomas Corneille, French dramatist, dies at 74 on this day in history.
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 Johann G von Zimmermann, Swiss author on December - 08.
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 Maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine) on this day in history.
1744 Pierre Joseph Candielle, composer on this day in history.
1756 William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, British statesman and diplomat on December - 08.
1765 On December - 08 eli Whitney, inventor (Cotton Gin)
1776 George Washington's retreating army crosses Delaware River from NJ on this day in history.
1777 On December - 08 capt Cook leaves Society Islands
1785 On December - 08 antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer, dies at 68
1789 On this day in history john Fawcett, composer
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