What are some events that happened on December 8?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
1541 - Thomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham are executed for having affairs with Catherine Howard, Queen of England and wife of Henry VIII.
1609 - Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room, the second public library of Europe.
1659 - Mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco.
1854 - Pope Pius IX proclaims the dogma of Immaculate Conception, which holds that the Virgin Mary was born free of original sin.
1864 - The Clifton Suspension Bridge over the River Avon was officially opened.
1869 - Timothy Eaton founds T. Eaton Co. Limited in Toronto, Canada.
1886 - The American Federation of Labor is founded by Samuel Gompers in Columbus, Ohio.
1904 - Konservativ Ungdom (Young Conservatives) in Denmark is founded by Carl F. Herman von Rosen. Still existing today, it is the oldest youth political organisation in Denmark and believed to be one of the oldest remaining in the world.
1907 - King Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne.
1914 - World War I: Battle of the Falkland Islands - The Kaiserliche Marine under the command of Admiral Graf Maximilian von Spee is engaged by the Royal Navy.
1935 - The 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.
1940 - The Chicago Bears defeat the Washington Redskins 73-0, in the NFL Championship Game. This is the most lopsided game in NFL history.
1941 - World War II: Pacific War - After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the U.S. Congress and Great Britain pass a declaration of war against Japan.
1941 - World War II: Pacific War - the Republic of China officially declares war against Japan, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
1941 - World War II: Pacific War - The Netherlands issues a proclamation in which it declares war against Japan, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
1941 - World War II: Pacific War - The 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.
1941 - World War II: Battle of Hong Kong - The Japanese invade the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong less than 8 hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
1941 - World War II: First Japanese attack on Wake Island.
1941 - Holocaust: Gas vans are first used as a means of execution, at the Chelmno extermination camp near Łódź in Poland.
1942 - Holocaust: in Ternopil, Ukraine, German SS organise the last deportation of Ternopil Jews to death camp in Belzec, when 1,400 Jews were sent there. The chief of the Gestapo, SS-Sturmbannführer Hermann Müller, bore overall responsibility for the mass murder of the Jews of Ternopil and Berezhany county.
1949 - Chinese Civil War: The capital of the Republic of China is moved from Nanjing to Taipei, Taiwan.
1959 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower watches Pakistan vs Australia cricket test match at Karachi.
1966 - The Greek ferry Heraklion sinks in a storm in the Aegean Sea, killing over 200.
1969 - An Olympic Airways DC-6B crashes near Athens during a storm, killing 93 people.
1972 - United Airlines Flight 533 crashes near Chicago Midway Airport, killing 45 people.
1976 - The Eagles release the album Hotel California.
1980 - John Lennon is murdered by Mark David Chapman in New York City.
1981 - No. 21 Mine explosion in Whitwell, Tennessee kills 13.
1982 - Activist Norman Mayer threatens to blow up the Washington Monument, before being killed by United States Park Police.
1987 - The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed.
1987 - The Queen Street Massacre: Frank Vitkovic shoots and kills 8 people at the offices of Australia Post in Melbourne, Australia before being killed himself.
1987 - Alianza Lima air disaster
1991 - The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States.
1991 - The Romanian Constitution is adopted in a referendum.
1993 - The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed into law by US President Bill Clinton.
1994 - U.S. President Bill Clinton signs a bill enacting United States participation in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
1995 - Jean-Dominique Bauby suffers a stroke.
1998 - Tadjena massacre: 81 people are killed by armed groups in Algeria.
2002 - The 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.
2004 - The Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations.
2004 - Legendary Pantera and Damageplan guitar player Dimebag Darrell Abbot is gunned down on stage in an Ohio nightclub during the opening of their set.
2005 - Ante Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes, is captured in the Playa de las Américas, Tenerife by the Spanish police.
2006 - Israeli serial rapist Benny Sela is caught by police, two weeks after his escape from prison.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_8
- MartellLv 71 decade ago
In Japan, on December 8, 1941, the nation received the news that that the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. For us, it was Dec. 7th, because the Japanese had to cross the International Dateline. (This is a bit a minutia, but very important to us.)Source(s): History
- 1 decade ago
MacArthur lost most of his far east air force 8 hrs after the attack on pearl harbor. legend has it when Roosevelt found out he said to all his advisers " on the ground on the ground" i cannot believe that MacArthur did not get steamrolled like general short and admiral kimmel after pearl harbor
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
1941 - FDR declared war on Japan the day after their sneak attack on Hawaii.
- 1 decade ago
i waz born then and so waz mi friend
- 1 decade ago
my best friend was born in that day...my aunt made her first record...and i got my school grades.... (2005)...about the rest of the world..i dunno..