This day in history - December 8

This day in history - December 8.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, December 8, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on December 8 were associated with events relating to the First Professional Actress to appear on an English Public Stage, Premiere of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, Declaration of the Ineffabilis Deus by Pope Pius IX, Founding of the Brookings Institution, Adoption of the Flag of Europe by the Council of Europe, New York City Newspaper Strike, Pan Am Flight 214 Disaster, United Airlines Flight 553 Disaster, Murder of John Lennon and Death of John Glenn. Many famous people were associated with these momentous events including Margaret Hughes, Ludwig van Beethoven, Pope Pius IX, Robert S. Brookings, Arsene Heitz, Paul M. G. Levy, Bert Powers, George F. Knuth, John R. Dale, George W. Collins, John Winston Lennon, Mark David Chapman and John Herschel Glenn Jr..

First Professional Actress to appear on an English Public Stage - December 8, 1660: On this day in history, December 8, 1660, important events took place today in London, England, in respect of the First Professional Actress to appear on an English Public Stage. Margaret Hughes appeared as Desdemona, with Thomas Killigrew's new King's Company, on stage at the Vere Street Theatre in London on December 8, 1660. This is widely believed to be the first time a professional actress had appeared on an English stage. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 8, 1660 were Margaret Hughes. Facts on this day in History December 8: Events on this day in history: First Professional Actress to appear on an English Public Stage *** Date: December 8, 1660 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 17th Century *** This day in history ***

Premiere of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 - December 8, 1813: On this day in history, December 8, 1813, crucial events took place today in Vienna, Austria, relating to the Premiere of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. Ludwig van Beethoven's four movement Symphony No. 7 premiered in Vienna, Austria, on December 8, 1813. The concert was a charity event for the soldiers who had been wounded in the battle of Hanau. Beethoven himself conducted the orchestra. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 8, 1813 were Ludwig van Beethoven. Facts on this day in History December 8: Events on this day in history: Premiere of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 *** Date: December 8, 1813 *** Place: Vienna, Austria *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Declaration of the Ineffabilis Deus by Pope Pius IX - December 8, 1854: On this day in history, December 8, 1854, momentous events took place today in Rome, Italy, with regard to the Declaration of the Ineffabilis Deus by Pope Pius IX. Pope Pius IX decreed the Inefabilis Deus on December 8, 1854. The decree defined the principles of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 8, 1854 were Pope Pius IX. Facts on this day in History December 8: Events on this day in history: Declaration of the Ineffabilis Deus by Pope Pius IX *** Date: December 8, 1854 *** Place: Rome, Italy *** Category: Religion *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Founding of the Brookings Institution - December 8, 1927: On this day in history, December 8, 1927, crucial events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, relating to the Founding of the Brookings Institution. The Brookings Institute was founded on December 8, 1927, when philanthropist Robert S. Brookings merged three organizations that he already financed. The Institute conducts education and resarch in social sciences. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 8, 1927 were Robert S. Brookings. Facts on this day in History December 8: Events on this day in history: Founding of the Brookings Institution *** Date: December 8, 1927 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Education *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Adoption of the Flag of Europe by the Council of Europe - December 8, 1955: On this day in history, December 8, 1955, significant events took place today in Europe, respecting the Adoption of the Flag of Europe by the Council of Europe. The Flag of Europe, designed by Arsene Heitz and Paul M. G. Levy, was adopted by the Council of Europe on December 8, 1955. The same flag was adopted by the European Union on June 29, 1985. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 8, 1955 were Arsene Heitz, Paul M. G. Levy. Facts on this day in History December 8: Events on this day in history: Adoption of the Flag of Europe by the Council of Europe *** Date: December 8, 1955 *** Place: Europe *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

New York City Newspaper Strike - December 8, 1962: On this day in history, December 8, 1962, important events took place today in New York, USA, in respect of the New York City Newspaper Strike. Union President Bert Powers led workers, from the New York Typographical Union, out on strike on December 8, 1962. The strike, over pay, initally affected four newspapers but a further five joined the strike, which lasted for 114 days. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 8, 1962 were Bert Powers. Facts on this day in History December 8: Events on this day in history: New York City Newspaper Strike *** Date: December 8, 1962 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Media *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Pan Am Flight 214 Disaster - December 8, 1963: On this day in history, December 8, 1963, significant events took place today in Maryland, USA, respecting the Pan Am Flight 214 Disaster. Pan Am Flight 214 was en route from Puerto Rico to Philadelphia, on December 8, 1963, when it was struck by lightning. The lightning caused a fuel tank to explode and the aircraft to crash near Elkton Maryland. All eight crew, including Captain George F. Knuth and First Officer John R. Dale, were killed along with 73 passengers. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 8, 1963 were George F. Knuth, John R. Dale. Facts on this day in History December 8: Events on this day in history: Pan Am Flight 214 Disaster *** Date: December 8, 1963 *** Place: Maryland, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

United Airlines Flight 553 Disaster - December 8, 1972: On this day in history, December 8, 1972, important events took place today in Illinois, USA, in respect of the United Airlines Flight 553 Disaster. United Airlines Flight 553 was attempting to land at Chicago Midway International Airport, on December 8, 1972, when it tried to abort the landing. It was unable to do so and crashed into a residential area, killing two people on the ground and forty three people on board, including Illionis Congressman George W. Collins. Twelve people survived. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 8, 1972 were George W. Collins. Facts on this day in History December 8: Events on this day in history: United Airlines Flight 553 Disaster *** Date: December 8, 1972 *** Place: Illinois, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Murder of John Lennon - December 8, 1980: On this day in history, December 8, 1980, critical events took place today in New York, USA, regarding the Murder of John Lennon. Former Beatle John Lennon was murdered in the archway of the Dakota Apartments in New York City, on December 8, 1980. His murderer was Mark David Chapman who shot him four times. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 8, 1980 were John Winston Lennon, Mark David Chapman. Facts on this day in History December 8: Events on this day in history: Murder of John Lennon *** Date: December 8, 1980 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Death of John Glenn - December 8, 2016: On this day in history, December 8, 2016, important events took place today in Ohio, USA, in respect of the Death of John Glenn. John Glenn, famous for being the first American to orbit the Earth, died at the age of 95, in Columbus, Ohio, on December 8, 2016. He was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 8, 2016 were John Herschel Glenn Jr.. Facts on this day in History December 8: Events on this day in history: Death of John Glenn *** Date: December 8, 2016 *** Place: Ohio, USA *** Category: Death *** Historical Period: 21st Century *** This day in history ***

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