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What Happened on December 8th This Day in History

Year Name
2016 Syrian Army starts final phase of the attack and progress has been made in the district of, "Sheikh Said" and preparing to storm the neighborhood "Sukkari" in East of Aleppo.
2013 Riots break out in Singapore after a fatal accident in Little India.
2013 Metallica performs a show in Antarctica, making them the first band to perform on all 7 continents.
2010 With the second launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 and the first launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first private company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.
2010 The Japanese solar-sail spacecraft IKAROS passes the planet Venus at a distance of about 80,800 km.
2009 Bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, kill 127 people and injure 448 others.
2004 The Cusco Declaration is signed in Cusco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations.
1998 Eighty-one people are killed by armed groups in Algeria.
1992 Galileo (spacecraft) flies past Earth.
1991 The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States.
1990 Galileo (spacecraft) flies past Earth.
1988 A United States Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II crashes into an apartment complex in Remscheid, Germany, killing 5 people and injuring 50 others.
1987 Cold War: The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the White House.
1987 An Israeli army tank transporter kills four Palestinian refugees and injures seven others during a traffic accident at the Erez Crossing on the Israel-Gaza Strip border, which has been cited as one of the events which sparked the First Intifada.
1985 The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, the regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union in South Asia is established.
1980 Former Beatle John Lennon is murdered by Mark David Chapman in front of The Dakota in New York City.
1974 A plebiscite results in the abolition of monarchy in Greece.
1972 United Airlines Flight 553, a Boeing 737, crashes after aborting its landing attempt at Chicago Midway International Airport, killing 45. This is the first-ever loss of a Boeing 737.
1971 Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Navy launches an attack on West Pakistan's port city of Karachi.
1969 Olympic Airways Flight 954 strikes a mountain outside of Keratea, Greece, killing 90 people in the worst crash of a Douglas DC-6 in history.
1966 The Greek ship SS Heraklion sinks in a storm in the Aegean Sea, killing over 200.
1963 Pan Am Flight 214, a Boeing 707, is struck by lightning and crashes near Elkton, Maryland, killing all 81 people on board.
1962 Workers at four New York City newspapers (this later increases to nine) go on strike for 114 days.
1955 The Flag of Europe is adopted by Council of Europe.
1953 U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers his "Atoms for Peace" speech, which leads to an American program to supply equipment and information on nuclear power to schools, hospitals, and research institutions around the world.
1943 World War II: The German 117th Jäger Division destroys the monastery of Mega Spilaio in Greece and executes 22 monks and visitors as part of reprisals that culminated a few days later with the Massacre of Kalavryta.
1941 World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares December 7 to be "a date which will live in infamy", after which the U.S. declares war on Japan.
1941 World War II: Japanese forces simultaneously invade Shanghai International Settlement, Malaya, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and the Dutch East Indies. (See December 7 for the concurrent attack on Pearl Harbor in the Western Hemisphere.)
1927 The Brookings Institution, one of the United States' oldest think tanks, is founded through the merger of three organizations that had been created by philanthropist Robert S. Brookings.
1922 Northern Ireland ceases to be part of the Irish Free State.
1914 World War I: A squadron of Britain's Royal Navy defeats the Imperial German East Asia Squadron in the Battle of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.
1912 Leaders of the German Empire hold an Imperial War Council to discuss the possibility that war might break out.
1907 King Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne.
1864 Pope Pius IX promulgates the encyclical Quanta cura and its appendix, the Syllabus of Errors, outlining the authority of the Catholic Church and condemning various liberal ideas.
1854 In his Apostolic constitution Ineffabilis Deus, Pope Pius IX proclaims the dogmatic definition of Immaculate Conception, which holds that the Blessed Virgin Mary was conceived free of Original Sin.
1813 Premiere of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.
1660 A woman (either Margaret Hughes or Anne Marshall) appears on an English public stage for the first time, in the role of Desdemona in a production of Shakespeare's play Othello.
1504 Ahmad ibn Abi Jum'ah penned his Oran fatwa, arguing for the relaxation of Islamic law requirements for the forcibly converted Muslims in Spain.
1432 The first battle between the forces of Švitrigaila and Sigismund KĿstutaitis is fought near the town of Oszmiana (Ashmyany), launching the most active phase of the Lithuanian Civil War.
877 Louis the Stammerer (son of Charles the Bald) is crowned king of the West Frankish Kingdom at Compiègne.
757 Du Fu returns to Chang'an as a member of Emperor Xuanzong's court, after having escaped the city during the An Lushan Rebellion.
395 Later Yan is defeated by its former vassal Northern Wei at the Battle of Canhe Slope.
Famous People Born on December 8

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Year Name
1957 Phil Collen, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1917 Ian Johnson, Australian cricketer and administrator (d. 1998)
1875 Frederik Buch, Danish actor and screenwriter (d. 1925)
1976 Reed Johnson, American baseball player
1865 Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician and academic (d. 1963)
1961 Ann Coulter, American lawyer, journalist, and author
1994 Raheem Sterling, English footballer
1902 Wifredo Lam, Cuban-French painter (d. 1982)
1925 Jimmy Smith, American organist (d. 2005)
1815 Adolph Menzel, German painter and illustrator (d. 1905)
Famous People Deaths On December 8

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Date Name
1996 Howard Rollins, American actor (b. 1950)
1984 Robert Jay Mathews, American militant leader, founded The Order (b. 1953)
1992 William Shawn, American journalist (b. 1917)
1984 Razzle, English drummer (Hanoi Rocks) (b. 1960)
1937 Hans Molisch, Czech-Austrian botanist and academic (b. 1856)
1756 William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, English politician and diplomat, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1690)
1914 Maximilian von Spee, Danish-German admiral (b. 1861)
2007 Gerardo García Pimentel, Mexican journalist (b. 1983)
899 Arnulf of Carinthia (b. 850)
855 Drogo of Metz, illegitimate son of Charlemagne (b. 801)