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 This day in History - December 8
381 Historic Events for December 8
644

Omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered

Death
899

Arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies

Death
1292

John Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62

Death
1326

Daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi

Event
1508

Gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer

Birth
1587

Mary, Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed

Death
1596

Luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico

Death
1626

Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic

Birth
1643

John Pym, English House of Commons member, dies at about 59

Death
1652

Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary, murdered at 35

Death
1681

Gerard Terborch, the Younger, Dutch painter/etcher, dies

Death
1704

Anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi)

Birth
1708

Francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765)

Birth
1709

Thomas Corneille, French dramatist, dies at 74

Death
1710

Battle at Brihuega: English Gen Stanhope captured

Event
1715

John Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery)

Birth
1722

Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van Palts, German/French duchess, dies at 70

Death
1728

Johann G von Zimmermann, Swiss author

Birth
1730

John Ingen Housz, Dutch/English personal physician of Maria Theresia

Birth
1731

Frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer

Birth
1737

Robert Kimmerling, composer

Birth
1741

Maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine)

Birth
1744

Pierre Joseph Candielle, composer

Birth
1751

Jozef LD von Kā€¯nigsegg, minister of Austrian Netherlands, dies at 78

Death
1765

Eli Whitney, inventor (Cotton Gin)

Birth