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Historical Events In December - 08

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1941  On this day in history destruction Camp Chelmo opens  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1942  On this day in history eight PT boats (PT 36, PT 37, PT 40, PT 43, PT 44, PT 48, PT 59, and PT 109) turn back 8 Japanese destroyers attempting to reinforce Japanese forces on Guadalcanal.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1942  8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB) on December - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  On this day in history john Van Druten's "Voice of the Turtle," premieres in NYC  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1946  On this day in history army rocket plane XS-1 makes 1st powered flight  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1947  Gregg Allman musician keyboards, guitar, singer was born on December - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1947  "Caribbean Carnival" opens at International Theater NYC for 11 perfs on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1947  On this day in history gregg Allman musician: keyboards, guitar, singer was born  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1948  "Marinka" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 168 performances on December - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1949  On this day in history "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 740 perfs  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1951  "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 267 perfs on December - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1952  On December - 08 1st TV acknowledgement of pregnancy (I Love Lucy)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1953  Kim Basinger actress was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1953  On December - 08 los Angeles became the third largest city in the U.S. The City of Angels slid past Philadelphia for the distinction in a special census.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1953  19th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lattner, Notre Dame (HB) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1954  On December - 08 maxwell Anderson's "Bad Seed," premieres in NYC  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1954  Gladys George, actress (Roaring Twenties), dies at 50 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1955  21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1955  On December - 08 jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist, dies at 69  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1956  On this day in history 16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1956  On December - 08 edgar Leslie Bainton, composer, dies at 76  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1957  On this day in history reginald Sheffield, actor (Second Chance), dies at 55  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1959  On December - 08 dom Mintoff demands independence for Malta  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1960  On this day in history expansion LA Angels sign a 4 year lease to use Dodger Stadium  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1961  On this day in history surfin’, The Beach Boys first record, was released on Candix Records. It became a local hit in Los Angeles  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1961  On this day in history antwerp Belgium diocese forms  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1961  William Beatton Moonie, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1962  "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes at Shubert NYC after 300 perfs on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1963  Frank Sinatra, Jr. was kidnapped in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. He was set free four days later on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1963  On December - 08 "Girl Who Came to Supper" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 112 perfs  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1965  Abe Burrows' "Cactus Flower," premieres in NYC on December - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1966  On this day in history sinead O’Connor singer was born  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1966  On this day in history sinead O’Connor singer:was born  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1967  Robert H Lawrence, USAF/astronaut, dies at 32 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Birthdays In December - 08

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1508  On December - 08 birth of gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1574  Maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1616) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1626  Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1678  On December - 08 birth of horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat (d. 1757)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1699  On December - 08 birth of maria Josepha of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1757)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1704  Anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1708  Francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1715  On this day in history birth of john Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Deaths In December - 08

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0644  Death of Omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered on December - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0899  On this day in history arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1292  John Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62 on December - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1587  On this day in history death of mary, Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1596  On this day in history death of luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1626  On this day in history death of john Davies, English poet (b. 1569)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1632  Death of Philippe van Lansberge, Flemish astronomer (b. 1561) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1643  On December - 08 john Pym, English House of Commons member, dies at about 59  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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