Historical Events In December - 08
Sunday, 18 April 2021
0644 Omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered on this day in history.
0899 Arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies on this day in history.
1292 John Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62 on December - 08.
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 December - 08.
1542 On this day in history the birth of Mary Queen Of Scots, Scottish Queen who ascended to the throne aged seven
1587 On this day in history 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 Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room, the second public library of Europe on this day in history.
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 December - 08 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 Anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi) on December - 08.
1708 On December - 08 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 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 On this day in history johann G von Zimmermann, Swiss author
1730 On December - 08 john Ingen Housz, Dutch/English personal physician of Maria Theresia
1731 On December - 08 frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer
1737 On this day in history robert Kimmerling, composer
1741 Maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine) on December - 08.
1744 On this day in history pierre Joseph Candielle, composer
1756 William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, British statesman and diplomat on this day in history.
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 December - 08.
1789 John Fawcett, composer on this day in history.
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