On This Day in History for December 8

Events in History

  • 1326 Daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi
  • 1609 Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan opens its reading room, second public library in Europe
  • 1659 Mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco.
  • 1710 Battle of Brihuega in the War of the Spanish Succession: British General James Stanhope captured by French & Spanish forces
  • 1776 George Washington's retreating army crosses Delaware River from NJ
  • 1777 Captain James Cook leaves Society Islands
  • 1792 1st cremation in US: Henry Laurens
  • 1794 1st issue of Herald of Rutland, VT published
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Weddings in History

  • 1872 American religious leader Brigham Young (71) weds his 55th and final wife, American poet Hannah Tapfield (68) in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1953 Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker (58) weds second wife Olive Palmer (51) at Park Road Baptist Church in Toronto, Canada

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