Historical Events In December - 08
Saturday, 18 January 2020
0644 On this day in history omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered
0899 Arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies on December - 08.
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 On December - 08 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 On this day in history 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 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 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 JuĂˇrez is founded by Fray GarcĂa de San Francisco on December - 08.
1681 On this day in history gerard Terborch, the Younger, Dutch painter/etcher, dies
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 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 this day in history elisabeth C "Liselotte" van Palts, German/French duchess, dies at 70
1728 Johann G von Zimmermann, Swiss author on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1741 On this day in history 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 Eli Whitney, inventor (Cotton Gin) on this day in history.
1776 George Washington's retreating army crosses Delaware River from NJ on this day in history.
1777 Capt Cook leaves Society Islands on this day in history.
1785 Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer, dies at 68 on December - 08.
1789 John Fawcett, composer on this day in history.
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