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 This day in History - December 8
381 Historic Events for December 8
1906

Richard Llewellyn, Wales, novelist (How Green Was My Valley)

Birth
1907

Tony Aubin, composer

Birth
1907

Oscar II Frederick, King of Sweden (-1907)/Norway (-1905), dies

Death
1908

John Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73)

Birth
1909

Bird banding society found

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1911

Lee J Cobb, NYC, actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront)

Birth
1912

Jura Soyfer, writer

Birth
1913

Construction starts on Palace of Fine Arts in SF

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1913

Paul F‚lix, Flemish architect (Sun Song)

Birth
1913

Delmore Schwartz, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Shenandoah)

Birth
1914

Connie Mack sells Eddie Collins to the White Sox

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1914

British and German fleets battle at Falkland Island

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1914

Irving Berlin's musical "Watch your Step," premieres in NYC

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1915

Jean Sibelius' 5th Symphony in E, premieres

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1915

George Scheuer, writer/journalist

Birth
1915

Denis Harding, soldier

Birth
1916

Dorothy Mae Ballard, labor union rep

Birth
1917

Rufo I Wever, Aruban pianist/composer (Ca'i Organ)

Birth
1918

G‚rard Souzay, Angers France, baritone (Le Nozze di Figaro)

Birth
1918

Ian Johnson, cricketer (Australian Test captbetween Hassett and Craig)

Birth
1919

Hans-Dieter Hosalla, composer

Birth
1919

Moyssey Samuilovich Vaynberg, composer

Birth
1920

Ron Gulliford, educationalist

Birth
1920

Emmanuel McDonald Bailey, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic-bronze-1952)

Birth
1921

Eamon de Valera publicly repudiates Anglo-Irish Treaty

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