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 This day in History - December 8
381 Historic Events for December 8
1890

Bohuslav Martinu, composer

Birth
1890

Bohuslav Jan Martinu, Policka Czechoslovakia, composer (Hry o Marti)

Birth
1894

Willem JF Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian, dies at 71

Death
1894

James (Grover) Thurber, Columbus Ohio, humorist (Men, Women and Dogs)

Birth
1895

Battle at Amba Alagi: Ethiopian emperor Menelik II drives Italian general Baratieri's out

Event
1896

Earnest Angel, German statistician (Law of Angel), dies at 75

Death
1896

Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Missing 3 Quarter" (BG)

Event
1897

Leslie Heward, composer

Birth
1899

John Qualen, Vancouver BC, actor (Grapes of Wrath, Searchers)

Birth
1899

Sarah Williamson, US missionary in Liberia

Birth
1899

Natal: British fall/burst out belegerd Ladysmith

Event
1899

James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, pianist

Birth
1900

Henry Russell, composer, dies at 87

Death
1902

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr became Associate Justice on Supreme Court

Event
1903

Herbert Spencer, British engineer/philosopher, dies at 83

Death
1903

Zoltan Szekely, composer

Birth
1903

Kathleen (Kitty) Rosalind Muggeridge, author

Birth
1903

Adele Simpson, NYC, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1946)

Birth
1903

Irene Eisinger, singer

Birth
1903

Cleo Brown, pianist

Birth
1904

Wilmer L Allison Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1935)

Birth
1905

Frank Faylen, St Louis Mo, actor (Herbert Gillis-Dobie Gillis)

Birth
1905

Julius Silverman, politician

Birth
1905

Ernst Hermann Meyer, composer

Birth
1905

Charles Cushing, composer

Birth