December 08 in History – What happened on 08 December in Past

08 December - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on December 08, the day number in a year is 342 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 343. December 08 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

December 08 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
43Cicero, widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists, was killed after having been prescribed as an enemy of the state.
1813Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 (audio featured) premiered in Vienna with the composer himself conducting.
1854In his apostolic constitution Ineffabilis Deus, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogmatic definition of the Immaculate Conception, which holds that the Virgin Mary was conceived free of original sin.
18632500 people died in a fire at the Jesuit Church in Santiago, the capital of Chili.
18632,500 people died in a fire at the Jesuit Church of La Compana, Santiago, Chile.
1881More than 800 people died in a theater fire in the European country of Austria, Vienna.
1900Pandit Uday Shankar, born dancer and dance director of modern dance of India, was born.
1914The Falkland Water War was fought between Britain and Germany around the islands of the same name in the Atlantic Ocean.
1923Many Italians in Rome were rendered homeless and had to run for the hills as a result of severe flooding. The Tiber River is at a record high.
1923The Treaty of Friendship was signed between Germany and America.
1931Patented coaxial cable used in telecommunications in the US.
1934Weekly air mail service started between England and Australia.
1935Bollywood veteran actor Dharmendra was born.
1941Second World War-Led by Takashi Sakai, the Imperial Japanese Army invaded Hong Kong and quickly achieved air superiority by bombing Kai Tak Airport.
1941The Holocaust-The Chelmno extermination camp in occupied Poland, the first such Nazi camp to kill the Jews of the Ghetto Litzman stadt and the Warthegau by poison gas, began operating.
1941The United States and Britain declared war against Japan.
1943Vera's war ended in an Allied victory.
1960Hayato Ikada began his second term as Prime Minister of Japan.
1963After being hit by a lightning strike while in a holding pattern, Pan Am Flight 214 crash near Elkton, Maryland, US, killing all 81 people on board.
1965A new Race Relations Act has been put into practice. It prohibits discrimination on the "grounds of color, race, or ethnic or national origins" in public places and includes both British people as well as foreign visitors.
1967The first submarine INS Kalwari was inducted into the Indian Navy.
1972The crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft took the photograph 'The Blue Marble' the first clear image of an illuminated face of Earth, on their way to the Moon.
1980Mark David Chapman shot John Lennon outside his apartment in New York City.
1982Colombian writer Gabrielle García Marquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
1987Arab–Israeli conflict-An Israeli army tank transporter killed four Palestinian refugees and injured seven others during a traffic accident at the Erez Crossing on Israel–Gaza Strip border, sparking the First Intifada.
1987A man shot and killed eight people at the Australia Post Building in Melbourne, before jumping to his death.
1987The leaders of the world's two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, signed the first treaty that provided for the reduction of land-based nuclear weapons stockpiles.
1991Leaders of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine signed the Belavezha Accords, agreement to dissolve the Soviet Union and establish the Commonwealth of Independent States.
1993The U.S. President, Bill Clinton has passed the world’s largest trade agreement, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which includes the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
1999The Recording Industry Association of America filed a lawsuit against the peer-to-peer file sharing network Napster, alleging the service facilitated widespread copyright infringement.
2006As per officials, The 2006 ASEAN summit that is to take place in the Philippines has been delayed because of severe tropical storm, Utor. Officials also refuted that the delay was because of terror threat.
2007The United States Department of Justice and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) asked for an investigation into the obliteration of two CIA tapes that interrogate two suspected al-Qaeda terrorists.
2007A crane barge that had broken free from a tugboat crashed intoan oil tanker near Daesan, South Korea, causing the country's worst-everoil spill.
2007The US-led coalition forces and NATO forces attacked Taliban militants in Musa Kala district in southern Afghanistan.
2009The head of the anti drug trafficking unit in Honduras, Julian Aristides Gonzalez has been killed by unidentified gunmen.
2009Bombings carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq in Baghdad,Iraq, killed 127 and injured 448.
2009The bombing in Baghdad, Iraq killed 127 people and injured 448.
2010A raid has been conducted in the houses of A. Raja, India’s former telecommunications minister, and his partners, by India's Central Bureau of Investigation concerning a corruption scandal.
2010The Japanese experimental spacecraft IKAROS passed by Venus at about 80,800 km distance, completing its plannedmission to demonstrate solar sail technology.
2011Former CEO of MF Global, Jon Corzine, confirms to a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives that he is unaware of what happened to the millions of dollars of customers' money, apparently in separated accounts, that seems to be missing.
2012The President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino declares a state of emergency in the country after Typhoon Bopha, has lead to the death of around 450 people.
2013After a fatal car accident in the Little India region of Singapore, angry mobs of passersby attacked the bus involved andemergency vehicles, the first riot in the country in over 40 years.
2014Barack Obama, United States President reveals new restrictions on racial reporting. These limits forbid defining based on race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or sexual orientation.



Famous Birthdays of December 08:

YearName / Profession / Country
1977Anita Weyermann / Journalist / Switzerland
1922Lucian Freud / Painter / Germany
1963Greg Howe / Writer / United States of America
1865Rüdiger von der Goltz / General / Germany
1965Theo Maassen / Actor / Netherlands
1981Jeremy Accardo / Baseball Player / United States of America
1941Bobby Elliott / Drummer / United Kingdom
1958Bob Greene / Author / United States of America
1954Frits Pirard / Cyclist / Netherlands
1966Sinéad O'Connor / Singer / Ireland
1953Kim Basinger / Actress / United States of America
1962Marty Friedman / Writer / United States of America
1874Ernst Moro / Physician / Austria
1963Toshiaki Kawada / Wrestler / Japan
1943Bodo Tümmler / Runner / Germany
1927Vladimir Shatalov / Pilot / Kazakhstan
1908John A. Volpe / Politician / United States of America
1731František Xaver Dušek / Pianist / Czech Republic
1936David Carradine / Actor / United States of America
1985Oleksiy Pecherov / Basketball Player / Ukraine
1978Frédéric Piquionne / Footballer / France
1958Michel Ferté / Racing Car Driver / France
1944Vince MacLean / Politician / Canada
1916Richard Fleischer / Producer / United States of America
1928Ulric Neisser / Scientist / United States of America
1964Chigusa Nagayo / Wrestler / Japan
1919Peter Tali Coleman / Politician / United States of America
1978Vernon Wells / Baseball Player / United States of America
1815Adolph Menzel / Painter / Germany
65 BHorace / Soldier / Roman Republic

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Read in Hindi : 08 दिसम्बर की प्रमुख ऐतिहासिक घटनाएं

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