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December 8th, 2065 (December 08 2065)BirthHorace, Roman poet (died in 8 BC) Horace Quotes
December 8th, 2007 (December 08 2007)DeathGerardo Garcia Pimentel, Mexican journalist
December 8th, 2006 (December 08 2006)DeathMartha Tilton, American singer (born in 1915)
December 8th, 2006 (December 08 2006)DeathJose Uribe, Dominican baseball player (born in 1959)
December 8th, 2005 (December 08 2005)EventAnte Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes, is captured in the Playa de las Americas, Tenerife by the Spanish police.
December 8th, 2005 (December 08 2005)DeathGeorgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and author (born in 1915)
December 8th, 2004 (December 08 2004)EventThe Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations.
December 8th, 2004 (December 08 2004)DeathDimebag Darrell (Darrell Abbott), American guitarist (Pantera, Damageplan) (born in 1966)
December 8th, 2003 (December 08 2003)DeathRuben Gonzalez, Cuban pianist (Buena Vista Social Club) (born in 1919)
December 8th, 2002 (December 08 2002)EventThe Caribbean Community Heads of Government meet with the Government of Cuba and declare the date to be "CARICOM-Cuba Day"To celebrate diplomatic ties between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba.
December 8th, 2001 (December 08 2001)DeathDon Tennant, American advertising executive (born in 1922)
December 8th, 1999 (December 08 1999)DeathPeter Kuczka, Hungarian writer (born in 1923)
December 8th, 1998 (December 08 1998)EventTadjena massacre: 81 people are killed by armed groups in Algeria.
December 8th, 1997 (December 08 1997)DeathBob Bell, played Bozo the Clown (born in 1922)
December 8th, 1996 (December 08 1996)DeathHoward Rollins, American actor (born in 1950)
December 8th, 1994 (December 08 1994)DeathAntonio Carlos Jobim, Brazilian composer and arranger (born in 1927)
December 8th, 1993 (December 08 1993)EventThe North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed into law by US President Bill Clinton.Bill Clinton Quotes
December 8th, 1993 (December 08 1993)BirthAnnaSophia Robb, American actress and singer
December 8th, 1992 (December 08 1992)DeathWilliam Shawn, American magazine editor (born in 1917)
December 8th, 1991 (December 08 1991)EventThe leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States.
December 8th, 1991 (December 08 1991)EventThe Romanian Constitution is adopted in a referendum.
December 8th, 1991 (December 08 1991)DeathKimberly Bergalis, claimed to have contracted HIV from her dentist (born in 1968)
December 8th, 1991 (December 08 1991)DeathBuck Clayton, American jazz trumpeter (born in 1911)
December 8th, 1989 (December 08 1989)BirthDrew Doughty, Canadian hockey player
December 8th, 1987 (December 08 1987)EventThe Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed.
December 8th, 1987 (December 08 1987)EventThe Queen Street Massacre: Frank Vitkovic shoots and kills 8 people at the offices of Australia Post in Melbourne, Australia before being killed himself.
December 8th, 1987 (December 08 1987)EventThe Alianza Lima air disaster.
December 8th, 1986 (December 08 1986)BirthAmir Khan, English boxer
December 8th, 1986 (December 08 1986)BirthKate Voegele, American musician
December 8th, 1985 (December 08 1985)BirthDwight Howard, American basketball player
December 8th, 1984 (December 08 1984)BirthGreg Halford, English footballer
December 8th, 1984 (December 08 1984)BirthBadr Hari, Dutch kickboxer, Niall Brennan, Irish Legend.
December 8th, 1984 (December 08 1984)DeathLuther Adler, American actor (born in 1903)
December 8th, 1984 (December 08 1984)DeathRobert Jay Mathews, White Nationalist (born in 1953)
December 8th, 1983 (December 08 1983)BirthNeel Jani, Swiss racing driver
December 8th, 1983 (December 08 1983)BirthLiu Song, Chinese snooker player
December 8th, 1983 (December 08 1983)DeathSlim Pickens, American actor (born in 1919)
December 8th, 1982 (December 08 1982)EventActivist Norman Mayer threatens to blow up the Washington Monument, before being killed by United States Park Police.
December 8th, 1982 (December 08 1982)EventIn Suriname several opponents of the military government are killed.
December 8th, 1982 (December 08 1982)BirthNoelle Pikus-Pace, American skeleton racer
December 8th, 1982 (December 08 1982)BirthDee Dee Trotter, American athlete
December 8th, 1982 (December 08 1982)DeathBram Behr, Surinamese journalist (born in 1951)
December 8th, 1982 (December 08 1982)DeathMarty Robbins, American singer (born in 1925)
December 8th, 1981 (December 08 1981)BirthJeremy Accardo, American baseball player
December 8th, 1981 (December 08 1981)BirthPhilip Rivers, American football player
December 8th, 1980 (December 08 1980)EventMark David Chapman shoots and kills John Lennon in front of The Dakota apartment building with five bullets.John Lennon Quotes
December 8th, 1980 (December 08 1980)DeathJohn Lennon, English musician and peace activist (The Beatles) (born in 1940)John Lennon Quotes
December 8th, 1979 (December 08 1979)BirthDaniel Fitzhenry, Australian rugby league footballer
December 8th, 1979 (December 08 1979)BirthJohan Forssell, Swedish politician
December 8th, 1979 (December 08 1979)BirthChristian Wilhelmsson, Swedish footballer
December 8th, 1978 (December 08 1978)BirthJohn Oster, Welsh footballer
December 8th, 1978 (December 08 1978)BirthAnwar Siraj, Ethiopian footballer
December 8th, 1978 (December 08 1978)BirthIan Somerhalder, American actor
December 8th, 1978 (December 08 1978)BirthVernon Wells, American baseball player
December 8th, 1978 (December 08 1978)DeathGolda Meir, Russian-born Prime Minister of Israel (born in 1898)Golda Meir Quotes
December 8th, 1977 (December 08 1977)BirthElsa Benitez, Mexican supermodel
December 8th, 1977 (December 08 1977)BirthSebastien Chabal, French rugby union footballer
December 8th, 1977 (December 08 1977)BirthRyan Newman, American NASCAR driver
December 8th, 1976 (December 08 1976)BirthNaimee Coleman, Irish singer and songwriter
December 8th, 1976 (December 08 1976)BirthReed Johnson, American baseball player
December 8th, 1976 (December 08 1976)BirthDominic Monaghan, English actor
December 8th, 1975 (December 08 1975)BirthKevin Harvick, American NASCAR driver
December 8th, 1975 (December 08 1975)DeathGary Thain, New Zealand bassist (Uriah Heep) (born in 1948)
December 8th, 1974 (December 08 1974)EventA plebiscite results in the abolition of monarchy in Greece.
December 8th, 1974 (December 08 1974)BirthCristian Castro, Mexican singer
December 8th, 1974 (December 08 1974)BirthTony Simmons, American football player
December 8th, 1974 (December 08 1974)BirthNick Zinner, American guitarist (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
December 8th, 1973 (December 08 1973)BirthDoron Bell Jr., Canadian actor
December 8th, 1973 (December 08 1973)BirthCorey Taylor, American singer (Slipknot, Stone Sour)
December 8th, 1972 (December 08 1972)EventUnited Airlines Flight 553 crashes near Chicago Midway Airport, killing 45 people.
December 8th, 1972 (December 08 1972)BirthMarco Abreu, Angolan footballer
December 8th, 1972 (December 08 1972)BirthFrank Shamrock, American mixed martial artist Martial Quotes
December 8th, 1969 (December 08 1969)EventAn Olympic Airways Douglas DC-6 crashes in Keratea during a storm, killing 93 people.
December 8th, 1968 (December 08 1968)BirthMichael Cole, American professional wrestling commentator
December 8th, 1968 (December 08 1968)BirthMike Mussina, American baseball player
December 8th, 1967 (December 08 1967)BirthJeff George, American football player
December 8th, 1967 (December 08 1967)BirthKotono Mitsuishi, Japanese seiyu (voice actress)
December 8th, 1967 (December 08 1967)BirthDarren Sheridan, English footballer and manager
December 8th, 1967 (December 08 1967)DeathJohn Mills, Sr., American singer (Mills Brothers) (born in 1889)
December 8th, 1966 (December 08 1966)EventThe Greek SS Heraklion sinks in a storm in the Aegean Sea, killing over 200.
December 8th, 1966 (December 08 1966)BirthSinead O Connor, Irish musician
December 8th, 1966 (December 08 1966)BirthJeff Tremaine, American television and film director
December 8th, 1966 (December 08 1966)DeathWard Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (born in 1899)
December 8th, 1965 (December 08 1965)BirthCarina Lau, Hong Kong actress
December 8th, 1964 (December 08 1964)BirthJames Blundell, Australian country singer
December 8th, 1964 (December 08 1964)BirthSandy Burnett, English record producer
December 8th, 1964 (December 08 1964)BirthTeri Hatcher, American actress
December 8th, 1963 (December 08 1963)BirthToshiaki Kawada, Japanese professional wrestler
December 8th, 1963 (December 08 1963)DeathField Marshal Sarit Dhanarajata, Prime Minister of Thailand (born in 1908)
December 8th, 1962 (December 08 1962)BirthMarty Friedman, American guitarist
December 8th, 1961 (December 08 1961)BirthAnn Coulter, American author, political commentator, and attorneyAnn Coulter Quotes
December 8th, 1960 (December 08 1960)BirthLim Guan Eng, Secretary-General of the Malaysian Democratic Action Party (DAP)
December 8th, 1958 (December 08 1958)BirthBird McIntyre, Thai pop singer, musician
December 8th, 1958 (December 08 1958)DeathTris Speaker, American baseball player (born in 1888)
December 8th, 1957 (December 08 1957)BirthPhil Collen, English guitarist (Def Leppard)
December 8th, 1956 (December 08 1956)BirthWarren Cuccurullo, American musician
December 8th, 1954 (December 08 1954)BirthHarold Hongju Koh, Korean-American Dean of Yale Law School
December 8th, 1953 (December 08 1953)EventDwight D. Eisenhower gives the Atoms for Peace speech.Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
December 8th, 1953 (December 08 1953)BirthKim Basinger, American actress
December 8th, 1953 (December 08 1953)BirthRoy Firestone, American sports announcer
December 8th, 1953 (December 08 1953)BirthNorman Finkelstein, American professor, activist
December 8th, 1953 (December 08 1953)BirthSam Kinison, American comedian (died in 1992)
December 8th, 1952 (December 08 1952)BirthKhaw Boon Wan, Singapore Health Minister
December 8th, 1952 (December 08 1952)DeathCharles Lightoller, English second officer on the Titanic (born in 1874)
December 8th, 1951 (December 08 1951)BirthBill Bryson, American authorBill Bryson Quotes
December 8th, 1951 (December 08 1951)BirthJan Eggum, Norwegian singer-songwriter
December 8th, 1950 (December 08 1950)BirthRick Baker, American film makeup artist
December 8th, 1950 (December 08 1950)BirthTim Foli, American baseball player
December 8th, 1950 (December 08 1950)BirthDan Hartman, American musician (Edgar Winter Group) (died in 1994)
December 8th, 1949 (December 08 1949)EventChinese Civil War: The capital of the Republic of China is moved from Nanjing to Taipei, Taiwan.
December 8th, 1949 (December 08 1949)BirthMary Gordon, American writer
December 8th, 1949 (December 08 1949)BirthNancy Meyers, American film director, producer and screenwriter
December 8th, 1949 (December 08 1949)BirthRay Shulman, English musician
December 8th, 1949 (December 08 1949)BirthRobert Sternberg, Proposed the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence
December 8th, 1947 (December 08 1947)BirthGregg Allman, American musician
December 8th, 1947 (December 08 1947)BirthThomas R. Cech, American chemist, Nobel laureate
December 8th, 1947 (December 08 1947)BirthKati-Claudia Fofonoff, Skolt Sami writer
December 8th, 1946 (December 08 1946)BirthJohn Rubinstein, American actor, composer, director
December 8th, 1946 (December 08 1946)BirthSharmila Tagore, Indian Actress
December 8th, 1945 (December 08 1945)BirthJohn Banville, Irish novelist and journalist
December 8th, 1943 (December 08 1943)BirthJim Morrison, American poet, singer (The Doors) (died in 1971)Jim Morrison Quotes
December 8th, 1943 (December 08 1943)BirthMary Woronov, American actress
December 8th, 1942 (December 08 1942)EventHolocaust: in Ternopil, Ukraine, the German SS organizes the deportation of the last 1,400 Ternopil Jews to the death camp in Belzec. The chief of the Gestapo, SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Hermann Muller, bore overall responsibility for the mass murder of the Jews of Ternopil and Berezhany county.
December 8th, 1941 (December 08 1941)EventWorld War II: The Japanese invade the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong, Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. They also invade the portions of Shanghai administered by European powers and bomb American bases in the Philippines. Because of the time difference, these eventswhich took place west of the International Date Linehappened while it was still December 7 to the east of this line.
December 8th, 1941 (December 08 1941)EventWorld War II: Pacific WarAfter the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the U.S. Congress passes a declaration of war against Japan.
December 8th, 1941 (December 08 1941)EventWorld War II: Pacific Warthe Republic of China officially declares war against Japan.
December 8th, 1941 (December 08 1941)EventWorld War II: Pacific WarThe Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea in China issues a proclamation which declared war against Japan and Germany on behalf of Korean people, who were under Japanese occupation since 1910.
December 8th, 1941 (December 08 1941)EventWorld War II: First Japanese attack on Wake Island.
December 8th, 1941 (December 08 1941)EventHolocaust: Gas vans are first used as a means of execution, at the Chelmno extermination camp near Lodz in Poland.
December 8th, 1941 (December 08 1941)BirthEd Brinkman, American baseball player
December 8th, 1941 (December 08 1941)BirthBob Brown, American football player
December 8th, 1941 (December 08 1941)BirthRandall "Duke" Cunningham, US Navy fighter pilot and Congressman
December 8th, 1941 (December 08 1941)BirthSir Geoff Hurst, English footballer
December 8th, 1940 (December 08 1940)BirthBrant Alyea, American baseball player
December 8th, 1940 (December 08 1940)DeathGeorge Exton Lloyd, Anglican Bishop and theologian (born in 1861)
December 8th, 1939 (December 08 1939)BirthRed Berenson, Canadian ice hockey player
December 8th, 1939 (December 08 1939)BirthJerry "The Iceman" Butler, American soul singer
December 8th, 1939 (December 08 1939)BirthSir James Galway, Northern Irish flautist
December 8th, 1939 (December 08 1939)BirthSoko Richardson, American rhythm and blues drummer. (died in 2004)
December 8th, 1938 (December 08 1938)DeathFriedrich Glauser, German-language Swiss writer (born in 1896)
December 8th, 1937 (December 08 1937)BirthJames MacArthur, American actor
December 8th, 1937 (December 08 1937)BirthArne N?ss Jr., Norwegian mountain climber and businessman (died in 2004)
December 8th, 1936 (December 08 1936)BirthDavid Carradine, American actor
December 8th, 1935 (December 08 1935)EventThe Japanese military police launches a violent suppression of the religious sect Oomoto, beginning with a crackdown on the sect s operational bases of Ayabe and Kameoka in Kyoto Prefecture and the arrest of its leader Onisaburo Deguchi.
December 8th, 1935 (December 08 1935)BirthDharmendra, Indian actor
December 8th, 1935 (December 08 1935)BirthTatiana Zatulovskaya, Israeli chess player
December 8th, 1933 (December 08 1933)BirthFlip Wilson, American comedian (died in 1998)Flip Wilson Quotes
December 8th, 1931 (December 08 1931)BirthBob Arum, American boxing promoter
December 8th, 1930 (December 08 1930)BirthJulian Critchley, British politician (died in 2000) Julian Quotes
December 8th, 1930 (December 08 1930)BirthMaximilian Schell, Austrian-born Swiss actor, film director, and author
December 8th, 1927 (December 08 1927)BirthFerdie Pacheco, the "Fight Doctor"
December 8th, 1927 (December 08 1927)BirthVladimir Shatalov, Soviet cosmonaut
December 8th, 1926 (December 08 1926)EventDisappearance of Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie Quotes
December 8th, 1925 (December 08 1925)BirthSammy Davis Jr., American actor and singer (died in 1990)
December 8th, 1925 (December 08 1925)BirthCarmen Martin Gaite, Spanish author (died in 2000)
December 8th, 1925 (December 08 1925)BirthJimmy Smith, American jazz organist (died in 2005)
December 8th, 1923 (December 08 1923)BirthRudolph Pariser, Chinese-born American chemist
December 8th, 1922 (December 08 1922)BirthLucian Freud, English painterLucian Freud Quotes
December 8th, 1922 (December 08 1922)BirthJean Ritchie, American folk singer
December 8th, 1919 (December 08 1919)BirthPeter Tali Coleman, American politician (died in 1997)
December 8th, 1918 (December 08 1918)BirthGerard Souzay, French baritone (died in 2004)
December 8th, 1917 (December 08 1917)DeathMendele Moykher Sforim, Russian writer (born in 1836)
December 8th, 1916 (December 08 1916)BirthRichard Fleischer, American film director (died in 2006)
December 8th, 1915 (December 08 1915)BirthErnest Lehman, American screenwriter (died in 2005)
December 8th, 1914 (December 08 1914)EventWorld War I: Battle of the Falkland IslandsThe Kaiserliche Marine under the command of Admiral Graf Maximilian von Spee is engaged by the Royal Navy.
December 8th, 1914 (December 08 1914)DeathMaximilian von Spee, German naval officer (born in 1861)
December 8th, 1913 (December 08 1913)BirthDelmore Schwartz, American poet (died in 1966)Delmore Schwartz Quotes
December 8th, 1912 (December 08 1912)EventFirst Balkan War: The Greek army captures Korce that had been under Ottoman rule.
December 8th, 1911 (December 08 1911)BirthLee J. Cobb, American actor (died in 1976)
December 8th, 1911 (December 08 1911)BirthNikos Gatsos, Greek poet and lyricist (died in 1992)
December 8th, 1909 (December 08 1909)BirthGratien Gelinas, French Canadian playwright, actor, director and producer (died in 1999)
December 8th, 1908 (December 08 1908)BirthJohn A. Volpe, 61st and 63rd Governor of Massachusetts, 2nd United States Secretary of Transportation (died in 1994)
December 8th, 1907 (December 08 1907)EventKing Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne.
December 8th, 1907 (December 08 1907)DeathOscar II of Sweden (born in 1829)
December 8th, 1904 (December 08 1904)EventKonservativ Ungdom (Young Conservatives) in Denmark is founded by Carl F. Herman von Rosen. Still existing today, it is the oldest political youth organization in Denmark and believed to be one of the oldest in the world.
December 8th, 1902 (December 08 1902)BirthWifredo Lam, Cuban artist (died in 1982)
December 8th, 1900 (December 08 1900)BirthSun Li-jen, Chinese general (died in 1990)
December 8th, 1899 (December 08 1899)BirthJohn Qualen, Canadian actor (died in 1987)
December 8th, 1894 (December 08 1894)BirthE.C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye) (died in 1938)
December 8th, 1894 (December 08 1894)BirthJames Thurber, American humorist and cartoonist (died in 1961)James Thurber Quotes
December 8th, 1894 (December 08 1894)DeathPafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (born in 1821)
December 8th, 1890 (December 08 1890)BirthBohuslav Martinu, Czech composer (died in 1959)
December 8th, 1886 (December 08 1886)EventThe American Federation of Labor is founded in Columbus, Ohio.
December 8th, 1886 (December 08 1886)BirthDiego Rivera, Mexican painter (died in 1957)
December 8th, 1885 (December 08 1885)DeathWilliam Henry Vanderbilt, member of the Vanderbilt family (born in 1821)
December 8th, 1874 (December 08 1874)BirthErnst Moro, Austrian physician (died in 1951)
December 8th, 1869 (December 08 1869)EventTimothy Eaton founds T. Eaton Co. Limited in Toronto, Canada.
December 8th, 1865 (December 08 1865)BirthJacques Hadamard, French mathematician (died in 1963)
December 8th, 1865 (December 08 1865)BirthJean Sibelius, Finnish composer (died in 1957)Jean Sibelius Quotes
December 8th, 1864 (December 08 1864)EventThe Clifton Suspension Bridge over the River Avon is officially opened.
December 8th, 1864 (December 08 1864)BirthCamille Claudel, French graphic artist and sculptor (died in 1943)
December 8th, 1864 (December 08 1864)DeathGeorge Boole, British inventor of Boolean algebra (born in 1815)
December 8th, 1862 (December 08 1862)BirthGeorges Feydeau, French playwright (died in 1921)
December 8th, 1861 (December 08 1861)BirthWilliam C. Durant, American automobile pioneer (died in 1947)
December 8th, 1861 (December 08 1861)BirthAristide Maillol, French sculptor (died in 1944)
December 8th, 1861 (December 08 1861)BirthGeorges Melies, French filmmaker (died in 1938)
December 8th, 1859 (December 08 1859)DeathThomas de Quincey, English author (born in 1785)Thomas De Quincey Quotes
December 8th, 1854 (December 08 1854)EventPope Pius IX proclaims the dogma of Immaculate Conception, which holds that the Virgin Mary was born free of original sin.
December 8th, 1848 (December 08 1848)BirthJoel Chandler Harris, American author and folklorist (died in 1908)Joel Chandler Harris Quotes
December 8th, 1832 (December 08 1832)BirthBjornstjerne Bjornson, Norwegian author and Nobel laureate (died in 1910)
December 8th, 1830 (December 08 1830)DeathBenjamin Constant, Swiss writer (born in 1767)
December 8th, 1817 (December 08 1817)BirthChristian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, Danish nobleman and politician (died in 1896)
December 8th, 1816 (December 08 1816)BirthAugust Belmont, Sr., Prussian-born American financier (died in 1890)
December 8th, 1815 (December 08 1815)BirthAdolph Menzel, German painter and graphic artist (died in 1905)
December 8th, 1811 (December 08 1811)DeathEliza Poe, English-born American actress and the mother of the American author Edgar Allan Poe(born in 1787)Edgar Allan Poe Quotes
December 8th, 1795 (December 08 1795)BirthPeter Andreas Hansen, Danish astronomer (died in 1874)
December 8th, 1779 (December 08 1779)DeathNathan Alcock, English physician (born in 1707)
December 8th, 1768 (December 08 1768)DeathJean Denis Attiret, French Jesuit missionary (born in 1702)
December 8th, 1765 (December 08 1765)BirthEli Whitney, American inventor (died in 1825)
December 8th, 1756 (December 08 1756)DeathWilliam Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, British statesman and diplomat
December 8th, 1746 (December 08 1746)DeathCharles Radclyffe, British politician (born in 1693)
December 8th, 1745 (December 08 1745)DeathEtienne Fourmont, French orientalist (born in 1683)
December 8th, 1744 (December 08 1744)DeathMarie-Anne de Mailly-Nesle duchess de Chateauroux, mistress of King Louis XV of France (born in 1717)
December 8th, 1730 (December 08 1730)BirthJan Ingenhousz, Dutch-born British physiologist and botanist (died in 1799)
December 8th, 1722 (December 08 1722)DeathLiselotte von der Pfalz, Duchess of Orleans (born in 1652)
December 8th, 1709 (December 08 1709)DeathThomas Corneille, French dramatist (born in 1625)
December 8th, 1708 (December 08 1708)BirthFrancis I, Holy Roman Emperor (died in 1765)
December 8th, 1699 (December 08 1699)BirthMaria Josepha of Austria, queen of Poland (died in 1757)
December 8th, 1695 (December 08 1695)DeathBarthelemy d Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist (born in 1625)
December 8th, 1691 (December 08 1691)DeathRichard Baxter, English clergyman (born in 1615)
December 8th, 1680 (December 08 1680)DeathHenry Pierrepont, 1st Marquess of Dorchester, English politician (born in 1606)
December 8th, 1678 (December 08 1678)BirthHoratio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat (died in 1757)
December 8th, 1659 (December 08 1659)EventMexican border town Ciudad Juarez is founded by Fray Garcia de San Francisco.
December 8th, 1649 (December 08 1649)DeathNoel Chabanel, French Jesuit missionary (born in 1613)
December 8th, 1643 (December 08 1643)DeathJohn Pym, English statesman (born in 1583)
December 8th, 1638 (December 08 1638)DeathIvan Gundulic, Croatian poet (born in 1589)
December 8th, 1632 (December 08 1632)DeathPhilippe van Lansberge, Flemish astronomer (born in 1561)
December 8th, 1626 (December 08 1626)BirthQueen Christina of Sweden (died in 1689)
December 8th, 1626 (December 08 1626)DeathJohn Davies, English poet (born in 1569)John Davies Quotes
December 8th, 1609 (December 08 1609)EventBiblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room, the second public library of Europe.
December 8th, 1574 (December 08 1574)BirthMaria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (died in 1616)
December 8th, 1542 (December 08 1542)BirthMary Queen of Scots (died in 1587)
December 8th, 0899 (December 08 0899)DeathArnulf of Carinthia (born in 850)

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