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 This day in History - December 8
381 Historic Events for December 8
1863

2,500 reported killed at Church of La Compana, Santiago Chile

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1863

Pres Lincoln offers amnesty for confederate deserters

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1863

Jesuit church in Chile catches fire, 2,500 die in panic

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1863

Abraham Lincoln announces plan for Reconstruction of South

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1864

Pope Pius IX publishes encyclical Quanta cura ("Syllabus errorum")

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1865

Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Taylor series)

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1865

Jean Sibelius, Tavastehus Finland, composer (Valse Triste, Finlandia)

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1869

20th Roman Catholic ecumenical council, Vatican I, opens in Rome

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1872

J C Powys, writer

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1874

Jesse James gang takes train at Muncie Kansas

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1875

Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Volki i Ovsty," premieres in St Petersburg

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1876

Suriname begins compulsory education for 7-12 years

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1877

Paul Emile Ladmirault, composer

Birth
1879

Paul Klee, Swiss/German painter/tutor (Bauhaus) [OS]

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1880

5,000 armed Boers gather in Paardekraal South-Africa

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1881

Padraic Colum, Irish poet/novelist/poet (Collected Poems)

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1881

Vienna's Ring Theater destroyed by fire, kills between 640-850

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1882

Manuel Mar¡a Ponce, Fresnillo M‚xico, composer (Estrellita)

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1886

Diego Rivera, [Lenin of Mexico], Mexico, painter/wife of Frida Kahlo

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1886

American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed by 26 craft unions Samuel Gompers elected AFL president

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1887

Vicente Emilio Sojo, composer

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1888

Vesey D'Davoren, character actor

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1888

Paul Cavanagh, Chislehurst England, actor (Tarzan and his Mate)

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1888

Fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian

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1889

W Hervey Allen, US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse)

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