Historical Events In December - 08
Friday, 07 August 2020
1886 On December - 08 diego Rivera, [Lenin of Mexico], Mexico, painter/wife of Frida Kahlo
1887 On December - 08 vicente Emilio Sojo, composer
1888 Fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian on December - 08.
1889 W Hervey Allen, US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse) on December - 08.
1890 On December - 08 bohuslav Jan Martinu, Policka Czechoslovakia, composer (Hry o Marti)
1894 On this day in history the birth of James Thurber, American writer
1894 On this day in history james (Grover) Thurber, Columbus Ohio, humorist (Men, Women & Dogs)
1894 On this day in history willem JF Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian, dies at 71
1895 Battle at Amba Alagi: Ethiopian emperor Menelik II drives Italian general Baratieri's out on December - 08.
1896 On this day in history start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Missing 3 Quarter" (BG)
1896 Earnest Angel, German statistician (Law of Angel), dies at 75 on December - 08.
1897 Leslie Heward, composer on this day in history.
1899 On December - 08 natal: British fall/burst out belegerd Ladysmith
1899 James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, pianist on December - 08.
1900 On December - 08 henry Russell, composer, dies at 87
1902 On this day in history oliver Wendell Holmes Jr became Associate Justice on Supreme Court
1903 On this day in history adele Simpson, NYC, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1946)
1903 Herbert Spencer, British engineer/philosopher, dies at 83 on December - 08.
1904 Wilmer L Allison Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1935) on December - 08.
1905 On this day in history charles Cushing, composer
1906 Richard Llewellyn, Wales, novelist (How Green Was My Valley) on December - 08.
1907 King Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne on this day in history.
1907 On December - 08 tony Aubin, composer
1907 Oscar II Frederick, King of Sweden (-1907)/Norway (-1905), dies on December - 08.
1908 John Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73) on December - 08.
1909 On this day in history bird banding society found
1911 On this day in history lee J Cobb, NYC, actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront)
1912 On December - 08 jura Soyfer, writer
1913 On December - 08 construction starts on Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco
1913 Construction starts on Palace of Fine Arts in SF on this day in history.
1913 On this day in history delmore Schwartz, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Shenandoah)
1914 On this day in history british & German fleets battle at Falkland Island
1915 Jean Sibelius' 5th Symphony in E, premieres on December - 08.
1915 Denis Harding, soldier on December - 08.