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Aaron Dale Allston (December 8, 1960 – February 27, 2014) was an American game designer and author of many science fiction books, notably Star Wars novels.
Abdullah Ercan (born 8 December 1971 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a retired Turkish international footballer.
Adolph Friedrich Erdmann von Menzel (December 8, 1815February 9, 1905) was a German Realist artist noted for drawings, etchings, and paintings.
The Aegean Sea (Αιγαίο Πέλαγος; Ege Denizi) is an elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea located between the Greek and Anatolian peninsulas, i.e., between the mainlands of Greece and Turkey.
Abu al-Abbas Ahmad ibn Abi Jum'ah al-Maghrawi al-Wahrani (died 3 June 1511) was a Maliki scholar of Islamic law, active in North Africa from the end of the fifteenth century until his death.
Alan Hodgkinson MBE (16 August 1936 – 8 December 2015) was an English professional football goalkeeper and goalkeeping coach.
Albert Gleizes (8 December 1881 – 23 June 1953) was a French artist, theoretician, philosopher, a self-proclaimed founder of Cubism and an influence on the School of Paris.
Albert Kahn (March 21, 1869 – December 8, 1942) was the foremost American industrial architect of his day.
Aleksandra Olsza (8 December 1977) is a retired Polish tennis player.
Aleppo (ﺣﻠﺐ / ALA-LC) is a city in Syria, serving as the capital of the Aleppo Governorate, the most-populous Syrian governorate.
The Aleppo offensive (November–December 2016), code named Operation Dawn of Victory by government forces, was a successful military offensive launched by the Syrian Armed Forces and allied groups against rebel-held districts in Aleppo.
Alfredo Aceves Martínez (born December 8, 1982) is a Mexican professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent.
Algeria (الجزائر, familary Algerian Arabic الدزاير; ⴷⵣⴰⵢⴻⵔ; Dzayer; Algérie), officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast.
Anna Margaret Ross (née McKittrick; 8 December 1860 – 2 February 1939), known by her pen-name Amanda McKittrick Ros, was an Irish writer.
Amir Iqbal Khan (عامر اقبال خان; born 8 December 1986) is a British professional boxer.
The An Lushan Rebellion was a devastating rebellion against the Tang dynasty of China.
Rudi André Kamperveen (September 27, 1924 – December 8, 1982) was a Surinamese football player, sports administrator, politician and businessman.
Andrius Kubilius (born 8 December 1956) is a Lithuanian politician who was Prime Minister of Lithuania from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.
Andreas "Andy" Kapp (born 8 December 1967) is a German curler from Unterthingau.
Anita Weyermann (born 8 December 1977 in Wynigen) is a Swiss former middle- and long-distance runner.
Ann Hart Coulter (born December 8, 1961) is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, and lawyer.
AnnaSophia Robb (born December 8, 1993) is an American actress, singer, and model.
Anne Marshall (fl. 1661 – 1682), also Mrs.
Anselm Adornes (8 December 1424 in Bruges – 1483 in Scotland) was a merchant, patron, politician and diplomat, who belonged to the fifth generation of the Adornes family to live in Bruges.
Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927December 8, 1994), also known as Tom Jobim, was a Brazilian composer, pianist, songwriter, arranger and singer.
Ants Oras (8 December 1900 – 21 December 1982) was an Estonian translator and writer.
Anwar Siraj (born 8 December 1978 in Ethiopia) is retired Ethiopian footballer.
An apostolic constitution (constitutio apostolica) is the highest level of decree issued by the Pope.
Arbor Day (or Arbour; from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees.
The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England, the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury.
Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria (Maximilian Franz Xaver Joseph Johann Anton de Paula Wenzel, 8 December 1756 in Vienna – 26 July 1801 in Vienna) was Archbishop and Elector Spiritual of Cologne (and as such Chancellor of the Holy Roman Empire for Italy), and Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights.
Aristide Joseph Bonaventure Maillol (December 8, 1861 – September 27, 1944) was a French sculptor, painter, and printmaker.
Arne Næss Jr. (born Arne Rudolf Ludvig Raab; 8 December 1937 – 13 January 2004) was a Norwegian businessman, shipping magnate, mountaineer, and an ex-husband of Diana Ross.
Arnulf of Carinthia (850 – December 8, 899) was the duke of Carinthia who overthrew his uncle, Emperor Charles the Fat, became the Carolingian king of East Francia from 887, the disputed King of Italy from 894 and the disputed Holy Roman Emperor from February 22, 896 until his death at Regensburg, Bavaria.
Arthur Leslie Scottorn Broughton (8 December 1899 – 30 June 1970), better known as Arthur Leslie, was a British actor and playwright, best known for original character of public house landlord Jack Walker in television soap Coronation Street.
Ashmyany (Ашмя́ны; Łacinka: Ašmiany; Ошмя́ны; Ašmena; Oszmiana; אָשמענע, Oshmene) is a town in Grodno Region, Belarus, located at 50 km from Vilnius, capital of the Ashmyany raion.
Astorre II Manfredi (December 8, 1412 – March 12, 1468) was lord of Imola from 1439 and of Faenza from 1443.
"Atoms for Peace" was the title of a speech delivered by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower to the UN General Assembly in New York City on December 8, 1953.
The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, on the morning of December 7, 1941.
August Belmont Sr. (December 8, 1813November 24, 1890) was a German Jewish-American politician, financier, foreign diplomat, and party chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 1860s, and later a horse-breeder and racehorse owner.
Édson Luciano Ribeiro (born December 8, 1972) is a Brazilian sprinter competing mostly in 100 metres.
Étienne Fourmont (23 June 1683 – 8 December 1745) was a French scholar and Orientalist who served as professor of Arabic at the Collège de France and published grammars on the Arabic, Hebrew, and Chinese languages.
Óscar Antonio Ramírez Hernández (born 8 December 1964), is a Costa Rican former footballer who played as a midfielder, and the current manager of the Costa Rica national team.
Švitrigaila (before 1370 – 10 February 1452) was the Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1430 to 1432.
Baghdad (بغداد) is the capital of Iraq.
Barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville (14 December 16258 December 1695) was a French Orientalist.
Battle of Canhe Slope (參合陂之戰) refers to a battle in 395 where the Chinese/Xianbei state Later Yan, then ruling over northern and central China, had launched a punitive campaign against its former vassal Northern Wei, also of Xianbei extraction.
The Battle of Hong Kong (8–25 December 1941), also known as the Defence of Hong Kong and the Fall of Hong Kong, was one of the first battles of the Pacific War in World War II.
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Henri-Benjamin Constant de Rebecque (25 October 1767 – 8 December 1830), or simply Benjamin Constant, was a Swiss-French political activist and writer on politics and religion.
Hubertus Aegidius Hermanus "Berry" van Aerle (born 8 December 1962) is a Dutch retired footballer who played mainly as a right back.
Berthold IV, Duke of Zähringen (– 8 December 1186) was a Duke of Zähringen and Rector of Burgundy.
Elbert Joseph Higgins (born December 8, 1944) is an American singer-songwriter.
Frances Elizabeth "Betty" Holberton (March 7, 1917 – December 8, 2001) was one of the six original programmers of ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic digital computer, and was the inventor of breakpoints in computer debugging.
William McGuire Bryson (born 8 December 1951) is an Anglo-American author of books on travel, the English language, science, and other non-fiction topics.
Foster William Alfred "Bill" Hewitt (December 8, 1928 – December 25, 1996) was a Canadian radio and television sportscaster.
William Ernest "Bill" McKibben (born December 8, 1960)"Bill Ernest McKibben." Environmental Encyclopedia.
Bjørnstjerne Martinius Bjørnson (8 December 1832 – 26 April 1910) was a Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature "as a tribute to his noble, magnificent and versatile poetry, which has always been distinguished by both the freshness of its inspiration and the rare purity of its spirit", becoming the first Norwegian Nobel laureate.
Robert Arum (born December 8, 1931) is an American lawyer, boxing promoter and businessman.
Robert Lewis Bell (January 18, 1922 – December 8, 1997), better known as Bob Bell, was an American actor famous for his alter-ego, Bozo the Clown.
Robert Stanford Brown (born December 8, 1941), nicknamed "The Boomer" is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League from 1964 through 1973.
Bob Greene (born December 8, 1958) is an American exercise physiologist and certified personal trainer specializing in fitness, metabolism, and weight loss.
Robert Hartley Elliott (born 8 December 1941) is an English rock drummer, best known for playing with The Hollies.
Bodhi Day is the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama (Shakyamuni), experienced enlightenment, also known as bodhi in Sanskrit and Pali.
Bodo Tümmler (born 8 December 1943) is a German former middle-distance runner.
The Boeing 707 is a mid-sized, long-range, narrow-body, four-engine jet airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes from 1958 to 1979.
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Bohuslav Jan Martinů (December 8, 1890 – August 28, 1959) was a Czech composer of modern classical music.
Abraham Maurits "Bram" Behr (18 January 1951 – 8 December 1982) was a Surinamese journalist.
Garrabrant Ryerson Alyea (born December 8, 1940) is an American former professional baseball outfielder.
Brettina Lorena Robinson (born December 8, 1976) is a Bahamian jazz singer-songwriter, model, and SAG actress, who lives in metropolitan Los Angeles.
The Brookings Institution is a century-old American research group on Think Tank Row in Washington, D.C. It conducts research and education in the social sciences, primarily in economics, metropolitan policy, governance, foreign policy, and global economy and development.
Wilbur Dorsey "Buck" Clayton (November 12, 1911 – December 8, 1991) was an American jazz trumpet player who was a leading member of Count Basie’s "Old Testament" orchestra and a leader of mainstream-oriented jam session recordings in the 1950s.
Saint Budoc of Dol (also Budeaux or Beuzec) was a Bishop of Dol, venerated after his death as a saint in both Brittany (now in France) and Devon (now in England).
Bulgaria (България, tr.), officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Република България, tr.), is a country in southeastern Europe.
Richard Stephen Shaw (born December 8, 1966) is a Jamaican-American rapper better known by his stage name Bushwick Bill.
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The Church of England commemorates many of the same saints as those in the General Roman Calendar, mostly on the same days, but also commemorates various notable (often post-Reformation) Christians who have not been canonised by Rome, with a particular though not exclusive emphasis on those of English origin.
The veneration of saints in the Episcopal Church is a continuation of an ancient tradition from the early Church which honors important and influential people of the Christian faith.
Camille Claudel (8 December 1864 19 October 1943) was a French sculptor.
Camille Jenatzy (1868, Schaerbeek – 8 December 1913, Habay la Neuve) was a Belgian race car driver.
Cara Mund (born December 8, 1993) is an American beauty pageant titleholder from Bismarck, North Dakota.
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is an organization of fifteen Caribbean nations and dependencies whose main objective is to promote economic integration and cooperation among its members, to ensure that the benefits of integration are equitably shared, and to coordinate foreign policy.
Carmen Martín Gaite (8 December 1925 – 23 July 2000) was a Spanish author.
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.
Chang'an was an ancient capital of more than ten dynasties in Chinese history, today known as Xi'an.
Charlemagne or Charles the Great (Karl der Große, Carlo Magno; 2 April 742 – 28 January 814), numbered Charles I, was King of the Franks from 768, King of the Lombards from 774, and Holy Roman Emperor from 800.
Charles III (8 December 1818 – 10 September 1889) was Prince of Monaco and Duke of Valentinois from 20 June 1856 to his death.
Charles Herbert Lightoller, (30 March 1874 – 8 December 1952) was the second officer on board the and a decorated Royal Navy officer.
Charles Lincoln Edwards (1863–1937) was an American zoologist.
Charles Radclyffe (3 September 1693 – 8 December 1746) titular 5th Earl of Derwentwater, who claimed the title Fifth Earl of Derwentwater.
Charles the Bald (13 June 823 – 6 October 877) was the King of West Francia (843–877), King of Italy (875–877) and Holy Roman Emperor (875–877, as Charles II).
Chava Alberstein (חוה אלברשטיין, born December 8, 1946 in Poland) is an Israeli singer, lyricist, composer, and musical arranger.
Chevrolet, colloquially referred to as Chevy and formally the Chevrolet Division of General Motors Company, is an American automobile division of the American manufacturer General Motors (GM).
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Chrisette Michele Payne (born December 8, 1982), known professionally as Chrisette Michele, is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter.
Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs (8 December 1817 – 12 October 1896) was a Danish nobleman and politician.
Christian Ulf Wilhelmsson (born 8 December 1979), nicknamed Chippen, is a Swedish former footballer who played as a left winger.
Christina (– 19 April 1689) reigned as Queen of Sweden from 1632 until her abdication in 1654.
Claude-Bénigne Balbastre (December 8, 1724 – May 9, 1799) was a French composer, organist, harpsichordist and fortepianist.
Claude Cahun (25 October 1894 – 8 December 1954), born Lucy Renee Mathilde Schwob, was a Jewish-French photographer, sculptor and writer.
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The Cold War was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its satellite states) and powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others).
The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS; r), also nicknamed the Russian Commonwealth (in order to distinguish it from the Commonwealth of Nations), is a political and economic intergovernmental organization of nine member states and one associate member, all of which are former Soviet Republics located in Eurasia (primarily in Central to North Asia), formed following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Compiègne is a commune in the Oise department in northern France.
María de la Concepción Piquer López (8 December 190812 December 1990) better known as Concha Piquer (and sometimes billed as Conchita Piquer) was a Spanish singer and actress.
Conseslus Kipruto (born 8 December 1994) is a Kenyan middle distance runner who competes in the 3000 metre steeplechase.
Corey Todd Taylor (born December 8, 1973) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor, and author, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the bands Slipknot and Stone Sour.
A cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds, enabling much greater productivity than manual cotton separation.
The Council of Europe (CoE; Conseil de l'Europe) is an international organisation whose stated aim is to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe.
Cristian Sáez Valdés Castro (born 8 December 1974), referred to as Christian Castro or Cristian is a Mexican pop/rock singer.
Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.
Cusco (Cuzco,; Qusqu or Qosqo), often spelled Cuzco, is a city in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range.
The Cusco Declaration, formally titled Preamble to the Foundation Act of the South American Union, is a two-page declaration of intent signed by 12 South American countries during the Third South American Summit on 8 December 2004 in Cusco, Peru.
Daniel Earl Hartman (December 8, 1950 – March 22, 1994) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer.
Daniel Fitzhenry (born 8 December 1979) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 2000s.
Dariush Mehrju'i (داریوش مهرجویی, born on 8 December 1939 in Tehran, also spelled as Mehrjui, Mehrjoui, and Mehrjuyi) is an Iranian director, screenwriter, producer, film editor and a member of the Iranian Academy of the Arts.
Darren Stephen Sheridan (born 8 December 1967) is an English footballer and manager.
David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine; December 8, 1936 – June 3, 2009) was an American actor and martial artist.
David Harewood (born 8 December 1965) is an English actor.
The December 2009 Baghdad bombings were attacks in Baghdad, Iraq, which resulted in the deaths of at least 127 people and injuries to at least 448 more.
December 7 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - December 9 All fixed commemorations below celebrated on December 21 by Eastern Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.
Delmore Schwartz (December 8, 1913 – July 11, 1966) was an American poet and short story writer.
Desdemona is a character in William Shakespeare's play Othello (c. 1601–1604).
Dewey Martin (born December 8, 1923) is a retired American film and television actor.
Dharmendra MP (born ਧਰਮ ਸਿੰਘ ਦਿਓਲ Dharam Singh Deol, ndtv.com; accessed 4 November 2016. 8 December 1935) is an Indian film actor, producer and politician.
Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez, known as Diego Rivera (December 8, 1886 – November 24, 1957) was a prominent Mexican painter.
Darrell Lance Abbott (August 20, 1966 – December 8, 2004), also known as Dimebag Darrell and Diamond Darrell, was an American musician and songwriter who was a co-founder of Pantera alongside his brother Vinnie Paul, and founder of Damageplan.
Dominic Bernard Patrick Luke Monaghan (born 8 December 1976) is an English actor.
Doriano Romboni (8 December 1968 in Lerici, Italy – 30 November 2013 in Latina, Italy) was an Italian Grand Prix motorcycle road racer.
The Douglas DC-6 is a piston-powered airliner and transport aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1946 to 1958.
Douglas Rainsford Tompkins (March 20, 1943 – December 8, 2015) was an American conservationist, outdoorsman, philanthropist, filmmaker, agriculturalist, and businessman who assembled and preserved the land which became the largest gift of private land to government in South America.
Drew Doughty (born December 8, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for and is an alternate captain of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Drogo (17 June 801 – 8 December 855), also known as Dreux or Drogon, was an illegitimate son of Frankish emperor Charlemagne by the concubine Regina.
Du Fu (Wade–Giles: Tu Fu;; 712 – 770) was a prominent Chinese poet of the Tang dynasty.
Randall Harold Cunningham (born December 8, 1941), usually known as Randy or Duke, is a United States Navy 20-year career pilot and officer, retiring as a commander; a Republican politician and a convicted felon.
The Dutch East Indies Campaign of 1941–42 was the conquest of the Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia) by forces from the Empire of Japan in the early days of the Pacific Campaign of World War II. Forces from the Allies attempted unsuccessfully to defend the islands. The East Indies were targeted by the Japanese for their rich oil resources which would become a vital asset during the war. The campaign and subsequent three and a half year Japanese occupation was also a major factor in the end of Dutch colonial rule in the region.
Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.
Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985), usabasketball.com, accessed February 24, 2008.
Elzie Crisler Segar (December 8, 1894 – October 13, 1938) was an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of Popeye, a pop culture character who first appeared in 1929 in Segar's comic strip Thimble Theatre.
The German East Asia Squadron (Ger Kreuzergeschwader or Ostasiengeschwader) was an Imperial German Navy cruiser squadron which operated mainly in the Pacific Ocean between the mid-1890s and 1914.
Edwin Albert Brinkman (December 8, 1941 – September 30, 2008) was an American professional baseball player, coach and scout.
Alkis Thrylos (Greek: Άλκης Θρύλος, born Eleni Ourani (Ελένης Ουράνη) in 1896 – December 8, 1971) was a Greek writer.
Eli Whitney (December 8, 1765 – January 8, 1825) was an American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin.
Princess Elisabeth Charlotte (Pfalzprinzessin Elisabeth Charlotte; nicknamed "Lieselotte", 27 May 1652 – 8 December 1722) was a German princess and, as Madame, the second wife of Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, younger brother of Louis XIV of France, and mother of France's ruler during the Regency.
Elkton is a town in and the county seat of Cecil County, Maryland, United States.
Elsie Tu, GBM, CBE (née Hume;; 2 June 1913 – 8 December 2015), known as Elsie Elliott in her earlier life, was an English-born Hong Kong social activist, elected member of the Urban Council of Hong Kong from 1963 to 1995, and member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong from 1988 to 1995.
Emma Anna-Maria Green, also known as Emma Green Tregaro (born 8 December 1984) is a retired Swedish high jumper.
Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (8 September 685 – 3 May 762), also commonly known as Emperor Ming of Tang or Illustrious August, personal name Li Longji, also known as Wu Longji from 690 to 705, was the seventh emperor of the Tang dynasty in China, reigning from 713 to 756 C.E. His reign of 43 years was the longest during the Tang dynasty.
Eric Arndt (born December 8, 1986), known professionally as Real1, is an American rapper and professional wrestler.
The Erez Crossing (מעבר ארז, معبر بيت حانون) is a border crossing on the Israel–Gaza barrier.
Ernest Paul Lehman (December 8, 1915 – July 2, 2005) was an American screenwriter.
Ernest Raymond Herbert Toshack (8 December 1914 – 11 May 2003) was an Australian cricketer who played in 12 Tests from 1946 to 1948.
Ernst Teodorovich Krenkel (Эрнст Теодо́рович Кре́нкель) (in Bialystok – 8 December 1971 in Moscow) was a Soviet Arctic explorer, radio operator, doctor of geographical sciences (1938), and Hero of the Soviet Union (1938).
Ernst Moro (8 December 1874 in Laibach, Duchy of Carniola, Austria-Hungary, today Ljubljana, Slovenia – 1951) was an Austrian physician and pediatrician who was the first in western medicine to describe the infant reflex that was named after him (Moro reflex).
Esprit Holdings Limited is a publicly owned manufacturer of clothing, footwear, accessories, jewellery and housewares under the Esprit label.
Saint Eucharius is venerated as the first bishop of Trier.
The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin turbofan engine, straight wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force (USAF).
Falcon 9 is a family of two-stage-to-orbit medium lift launch vehicles, named for its use of nine Merlin first-stage engines, designed and manufactured by SpaceX.
The Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) is an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf.
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn celebration of belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Felipe Enrique Lapuz Gozon (born December 8, 1939), known professionally as Felipe Gozon, a Filipino lawyer and the current chairman and CEO of GMA Network Inc., one of the largest media networks in the Philippines.
Fernando "Ferdie" Pacheco, M.D. (December 8, 1927 – November 16, 2017) was the personal physician and cornerman for world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, as well as numerous other boxing champions.
The Festival of Lights (Fête des lumières) in Lyon, France expresses gratitude toward Mary, mother of Jesus around December 8th of each year.
Finland (Suomi; Finland), officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east.
The First Intifada or First Palestinian Intifada (also known simply as the intifada or intifadah) was a Palestinian uprising against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.
The Fisher Building is a landmark skyscraper located at 3011 West Grand Boulevard in the heart of the New Center area of Detroit, Michigan.
The European Flag is an official symbol of two separate organisations—the Council of Europe (CoE) and the European Union (EU).
Clerow "Flip" Wilson Jr. (December 8, 1933 – November 25, 1998) was an American comedian and actor best known for his television appearances during the late 1960s and the 1970s.
Floyd Tillman (December 8, 1914 – August 22, 2003) was an American country musician who, in the 1930s and 1940s, helped create the Western swing and honky tonk genres.
The forced conversions of Muslims in Spain were enacted through a series of edicts outlawing Islam in the lands of Spain.
The Ford River Rouge Complex (commonly known as the Rouge Complex or just The Rouge) is a Ford Motor Company automobile factory complex located in Dearborn, Michigan, along the River Rouge, upstream from its confluence with the Detroit River at Zug Island.
Cuba's foreign policy has been fluid throughout history depending on world events and other variables, including relations with the United States.
François de La Rochefoucauld (8 December 1558 – 14 February 1645) was a French Cardinal and an "important figure in the French Counter Reformation church".
Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Cecil Campbell Balfour (8 December 1884 – 16 April 1965) was a British military officer and colonial administrator.
Francis I (Franz Stefan, François Étienne; 8 December 1708 – 18 August 1765) was Holy Roman Emperor and Grand Duke of Tuscany, though his wife effectively executed the real powers of those positions.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Sr. (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945.
František Xaver Dušek (German: Franz Xaver Duschek or Dussek); baptised 8 December 173112 February 1799) was a Czech composer and one of the most important harpsichordists and pianists of his time.
Frédéric Piquionne (born 8 December 1978) is a French footballer who currently plays as a forward for Mumbai City FC in Indian Super League.
Frederik Buch (8 December 1875 – 13 April 1925) was a Danish film actor of the silent era in Denmark.
Friedrich Glauser (4 February 1896 in Vienna – 8 December 1938 in Nervi) was a German-language Swiss writer.
Friedrich Traugott Kützing (8 December 1807 in Ritteburg – 9 September 1893) was a German pharmacist, botanist and phycologist.
Frits Pirard (Breda, 8 December 1954) was a Dutch professional road bicycle racer.
Gary Mervin Thain (15 May 1948 – 8 December 1975) was a New Zealand rock bassist, best known for his work with British band Uriah Heep.
Gérard Blanc (8 December 1947 – 24 January 2009) was a French singer, guitarist and actor.
General Motors Company, commonly referred to as General Motors (GM), is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services.
General is the title of the international leader and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Salvation Army, a Christian denomination with extensive charitable social services that gives quasi-military rank to its ministers (who are therefore known as officers).
Sir Geoffrey Charles Hurst (born 8 December 1941) is a former England international footballer.
George Baker (born Johannes "Hans" Bouwens, 8 December 1944) is a Dutch singer and songwriter who, with his band George Baker Selection, scored two international hits in the 1970s, "Paloma Blanca" and "Little Green Bag." He became a solo artist after 1989.
George Boole (2 November 1815 – 8 December 1864) was a largely self-taught English mathematician, philosopher and logician, most of whose short career was spent as the first professor of mathematics at Queen's College, Cork in Ireland.
George Exton Lloyd (January 6, 1861 – December 8, 1940) was an Anglican bishop and theologian who helped found Lloydminster, a city on the border of the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada.
Georges Feydeau (8 December 1862 – 5 June 1921) was a French playwright of the era known as the Belle Époque.
Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès, known as Georges Méliès (8 December 1861 – 21 January 1938), was a French illusionist and film director who led many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema.
Gerardo Israel García Pimentel (1983 – December 8, 2007) was a Mexican journalist and crime reporter.
The German Empire (Deutsches Kaiserreich, officially Deutsches Reich),Herbert Tuttle wrote in September 1881 that the term "Reich" does not literally connote an empire as has been commonly assumed by English-speaking people.
The German Imperial War Council of 8 December 1912 was an informal conference of some of the highest military leaders of the German Empire.
Geto Boys (originally spelled Ghetto Boys) is an American rap group from Fifth Ward, Houston, Texas, consisting of Scarface, Bushwick Bill and Willie D. The Geto Boys have earned notoriety for their lyrics covering controversial topics such as misogyny, gore, psychotic experiences, and necrophilia.
Gian Giorgio Trissino (8 July 1478 – 8 December 1550), also called Giovan Giorgio Trissino, was an Italian Renaissance humanist, poet, dramatist, diplomat, and grammarian.
Gladys George (September 13, 1904 – December 8, 1954) was an American actress of stage and screen..
Golda Meir (גּוֹלְדָּה מֵאִיר;, born Golda Mabovitch, May 3, 1898 – December 8, 1978) was an Israeli teacher, kibbutznik, stateswoman, politician and the fourth Prime Minister of Israel.
The Governor of Massachusetts is the head of the executive branch of the Government of Massachusetts and serves as commander-in-chief of the Commonwealth's military forces.
A referendum on retaining the republic was held in Greece on 8 December 1974.
Gregory Halford (born 8 December 1984) is an English professional footballer who last played for Premier League club Cardiff City.
Gregory Howe (born December 8, 1963)Malusardi, Guglielmo (October 2006).
Gregory LeNoir Allman (December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter and musician.
Guam (Chamorro: Guåhån) is an unincorporated and organized territory of the United States in Micronesia in the western Pacific Ocean.
Gustaf V (Oscar Gustaf Adolf 16 June 1858 – 29 October 1950) was King of Sweden from 1907 until his death in 1950.
Haim Laskov (חיים לסקוב; born 1919, Barysaw, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic – 8 December 1982) was an Israeli public figure and the fifth Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces.
Hans Molisch (6 December 1856, Brünn, Habsburg Moravia - 8 December 1937, Wien, Austria) was a Czech-Austrian botanist.
Hari-Kuyō (針供養) is the Japanese Buddhist and Shinto Festival of Broken Needles, celebrated on February 8 in the Kanto region, but on December 8 in the Kyoto and Kansai regions.
Harold Hongju Koh (born December 8, 1954) is an American lawyer and legal scholar.
Hedwig Jagiellon (Jadvyga Jogailaitė, Jadwiga Jagiellonka; 8 April 1408, Kraków – 8 December 1431, Kraków) was a Polish and Lithuanian princess, and a member of the Jagiellon dynasty.
Henry Pierrepont, 1st Marquess of Dorchester, PC, FRS (March 1606 – 8 December 1680) was an English peer.
Herbert Spencer (27 April 1820 – 8 December 1903) was an English philosopher, biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era.
In the Catholic Church, holy days of obligation (also called holydays, holidays, or days of obligation) are days on which the faithful are expected to attend Mass, and engage in rest from work and recreation, according to the Third Commandment.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus (December 8, 65 BC – November 27, 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as Octavian).
Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, (8 December 16785 February 1757), English diplomatist, was a son of Robert Walpole of Houghton, Norfolk, and a younger brother of the Prime Minister of Great Britain Sir Robert Walpole.
Howard Ellsworth Rollins Jr. (October 17, 1950 – December 8, 1996) was an American stage, film and television actor.
Ian William Geddes Johnson, (8 December 1917 – 9 October 1998) was an Australian cricketer who played 45 Test matches as a slow off-break bowler between 1946 and 1956.
Ian Joseph Somerhalder (born December 8, 1978) is an American actor, model and director.
IKAROS (Interplanetary Kite-craft Accelerated by Radiation Of the Sun) is a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) experimental spacecraft.
The Immaculate Conception is the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary free from original sin by virtue of the merits of her son Jesus Christ.
The Indian Navy (IN; IAST: Bhāratīya Nau Senā) is the naval branch of the Indian Armed Forces.
The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 was a military confrontation between India and Pakistan that occurred during the liberation war in East Pakistan from 3 December 1971 to the fall of Dacca (Dhaka) on 16 December 1971.
Indrek Allmann (born 8 December 1972 in Viljandi, Estonia) is an Estonia architect.
Ineffabilis Deus (Latin for "Ineffable God") is an Apostolic constitution by Pope Pius IX.
The Infamy Speech was a speech delivered by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a Joint Session of the US Congress on December 8, 1941, one day after the Empire of Japan's attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and the Japanese declaration of war on the United States and the British Empire.
Ingrid Ellen Michaelson is an American singer-songwriter and actor.
The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) is the abbreviated name of the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, a 1987 agreement between the United States and the Soviet Union (and later its successor states, in particular the Russian Federation).
The Irish Free State (Saorstát Éireann; 6 December 192229 December 1937) was a state established in 1922 under the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 1921.
Isaac Lea (March 4, 1792 – December 8, 1886) was an American conchologist, geologist, and publisher, who was born in Wilmington, Delaware.
The Israel−Gaza security barrier is a border barrier first constructed by Israel in 1994 between the Gaza Strip and Israel.
Ivan Franov Gundulić (also Gianfrancesco Gondola; 8 January 1589 – 8 December 1638; Nickname: Mačica), better known today as Ivan Gundulić, was the most prominent Croatian Baroque poet from the Republic of Ragusa.
Julian Alden Weir (August 30, 1852 – December 8, 1919) was an American impressionist painter and member of the Cos Cob Art Colony near Greenwich, Connecticut.
Jacques Salomon Hadamard ForMemRS (8 December 1865 – 17 October 1963) was a French mathematician who made major contributions in number theory, complex function theory, differential geometry and partial differential equations.
Jakov Ignjatović (Јаков Игњатовић, Szentendre, 8 December 1822 – Novi Sad, 5 July 1889) was a Serbian 19th century novelist and prose writer from Hungary.
James Blundell (born 8 December 1964) is an Australian country music singer.
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Sir James Galway, (born 8 December 1939) is an Irish virtuoso flute player from Belfast, nicknamed "The Man with the Golden Flute".
James Gordon MacArthur (December 8, 1937 – October 28, 2010) was an American actor best known for the role of Danny "Dano" Williams, the reliable second-in-command of the fictional Hawaiian State Police squad in the long-running television series Hawaii Five-O.
James Vincent Tate (December 8, 1943 – July 8, 2015) was an American poet.
James Grover Thurber (December 8, 1894 – November 2, 1961) was an American cartoonist, author, humorist, journalist, playwright, and celebrated wit.
Jan Eggum (born 8 December 1951) is a Norwegian singer-songwriter who has been active since 1975.
Jan Ingenhousz or Ingen-Housz FRS (8 December 1730 – 7 September 1799) was a Dutch physiologist, biologist and chemist.
Jana Juricová (born 8 December 1987 in Piešťany) is a Slovak tennis player.
Janae Marie Kroczaleski (born: Matthew Raymond Kroczaleski) is an American who previously competed as a professional powerlifter and competitive bodybuilder.
Janari Jõesaar (born 8 December 1993) is an Estonian professional basketball player who plays for Kalev/Cramo of the Korvpalli Meistriliiga.
Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.
The Japanese Invasion of Malaya began just after midnight on 8 December 1941 (local time) before the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The Japanese invasion of Thailand occurred on 8 December 1941.
Jean Denis Attiret (31 July 1702 – 8 December 1768) was a French Jesuit painter and missionary to China.
Jean Ritchie (December 8, 1922 – June 1, 2015) was an American folk music singer, songwriter, and Appalachian dulcimer player.
Jean Sibelius, born Johan Julius Christian Sibelius (8 December 186520 September 1957), was a Finnish composer and violinist of the late Romantic and early-modern periods.
Jeffrey Scott George (born December 8, 1967) is a former American college and professional football player in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons during the 1990s and early 2000s.
Jeremiah Lee Accardo (born December 8, 1981) is the current bullpen coach for the Las Vegas 51s in the New York Mets minor league system.
Jerome "Jerry" Brown, Jr., (October 20, 1987 – December 8, 2012) was an American football linebacker who played for five different teams combined in the National Football League, Arena Football League and Canadian Football League.
Jerry Butler, Jr. (born December 8, 1939) is an American soul singer-songwriter and politician.
Jesse Sene-Lefao (born 8 December 1989) is a Samoan international rugby league footballer who plays for the Castleford Tigers in the Super League.
James Douglas Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American singer-songwriter and poet, best remembered as the lead vocalist of the Doors.
James Oscar Smith (December 8, 1925 or 1928 – February 8, 2005) was an American jazz musician who achieved the rare distinction of releasing a series of instrumental jazz albums that often charted on Billboard.
Carl Johan Henrik Forssell (born 8 December 1979) is a Swedish Moderate Party politician who is a Member of the Swedish Parliament for Stockholm Municipality since 2010.
Johannes Aavik (in Randvere, Laimjala Parish, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire – 18 March 1973 in Stockholm) was an Estonian philologist and Fennophile who played a significant role in the modernization and development of the Estonian language.
William John Banville (born 8 December 1945), who sometimes writes as Benjamin Black, is an Irish novelist, adapter of dramas, and screenwriter.
Sir John Warcup Cornforth Jr., AC, CBE, FRS, FAA (7 September 1917 – 8 December 2013) was an AustralianBritish chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1975 for his work on the stereochemistry of enzyme-catalysed reactions, becoming the only Nobel laureate born in New South Wales.
Sir John Davies (16 April 1569 (baptised)8 December 1626) was an English poet, lawyer, and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1597 and 1621.
Colonel John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016) was a United States Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States Senator from Ohio.
John Gowans (13 November 1934 – 8 December 2012) was a Scottish clergyman, who was the 16th General of The Salvation Army from 1999 to 2002, succeeding General Paul Rader.
John Winston Ono Lennon (9 October 19408 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music.
John Morgan Oster (born 8 December 1978) is an English-born Welsh former professional footballer, who played as a midfielder from 1994 until 2015.
John Peckham (c. 1230 – 8 December 1292) was Archbishop of Canterbury in the years 1279–1292.
John Pym (1584 – 8 December 1643) was an English parliamentarian, leader of the Long Parliament and a prominent critic of Kings James I and then Charles I. He was one of the Five Members whose attempted arrest by King Charles I in the House of Commons of England in 1642 sparked the Civil War.
John Qualen (born Johan Mandt Kvalen, December 8, 1899 – September 12, 1987) was a Canadian-American character actor of Norwegian heritage who specialized in Scandinavian roles.
John Arthur Rubinstein (born December 8, 1946) is an American film, Broadway, and television actor, a composer of film and theatre music, and a director in theatre and television.
John Trudell (February 15, 1946 – December 8, 2015) was a Native American author, poet, actor, musician, and political activist.
John Anthony Volpe (December 8, 1908November 11, 1994) was an American diplomat, politician and member of the Republican Party who served as the 61st and 63rd Governor of Massachusetts from 1961 to 1963 and 1965 to 1969, as the United States Secretary of Transportation from 1969 to 1973 and as the United States Ambassador to Italy from 1973 to 1977.
John Russell Waters (born 8 December 1948) is an English-born film, theatre and television actor, singer, guitarist, songwriter and musician best known in Australia, where he moved to in 1968.
Johnny Lira (1951 – December 8, 2012) was a professional lightweight and welterweight boxing contender who was born and died in Chicago, Illinois.
Jordan John Obita (born 8 December 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays for Championship club Reading.
Jordon Ashley Femi Ibe (born 8 December 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or a winger for Premier League club AFC Bournemouth.
José Peña Quevedo (born December 8, 1979) is a Venezuelan track and field sprinter.
José Altagracia González Uribe (January 21, 1959 – December 8, 2006) was a Dominican Major League Baseball shortstop from until.
Joseph Berry Keenan (11 January 1888, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island – 8 December 1954, in Asheboro, North Carolina) was a United States political figure.
Joshua Adam Donaldson (born December 8, 1985) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Josip Stadler (24 January 1843 – 8 December 1918) was a Roman Catholic priest, the first Archbishop of Vrhbosna, the founder of the religious order of the Servants of the Infant Jesus (Služavke Maloga Isusa) and one of the main instigators of 1914 anti-Serb riots in Sarajevo.
Julia Hall Bowman Robinson (December 8, 1919 – July 30, 1985) was an American mathematician renowned for her contributions to the fields of computability theory and computational complexity theory–most notably in decision problems.
Sir Julian Michael Gordon Critchley (8 December 1930 – 9 September 2000) was a British journalist and Conservative Party politician.
The or the lies in the southern-central region of Japan's main island Honshū.
Karachi (کراچی; ALA-LC:,; ڪراچي) is the capital of the Pakistani province of Sindh.
Kashiwado Tsuyoshi (柏戸 剛, November 29, 1938 – December 8, 1996) was a sumo wrestler from Japan.
Kasim Sulton (born December 8, 1955) is an American bass guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist.
Kate Elizabeth Voegele (born December 8, 1986) is an American singer-songwriter and actress.
Kateryna Lohvynivna Yushchenko (Катерина Логвинівна Ющенко, Екатерина Логвиновна Ющенко, December 8, 1919, Chigirin - died August 15, 2001) was a Ukrainian computer and information research scientist, corresponding member of USSR Academy of Sciences (1976), and member of The International Academy of Computer Science.
Kati-Claudia Fofonoff (8 December 1947 in Ivalo – 12 June 2011) was an author and translator who wrote in Skolt Sámi and Finnish.
Sir Keith Jacka Holyoake (11 February 1904 – 8 December 1983) was the 26th Prime Minister of New Zealand, serving for a brief period in 1957 and then from 1960 to 1972, and also the 13th Governor-General of New Zealand, serving from 1977 to 1980.
Kevin Michael Harvick (born December 8, 1975) is an American professional stock car racing driver.
Khaw Boon Wan (born 8 December 1952) is a Singaporean politician who was originally from Penang, Malaysia.
Kimila Ann Basinger (born December 8, 1953) is an American actress, singer and former fashion model.
Knut Nystedt (3 September 1915 – 8 December 2014) was a Norwegian orchestral and choral composer.
is a Japanese voice actress and narrator from Tokyo.
Kristin Estella Lauter is an American mathematician and cryptographer whose research interest is broadly in application of number theory and algebraic geometry in cryptography.
Larry Dean Martin (December 8, 1943 – March 9, 2013) was an American vertebrate paleontologist and curator of the Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center at the University of Kansas.
The Later Yan (384-407 or 409) was a Murong–Xianbei state, located in modern-day northeast China, during the era of Sixteen Kingdoms in China.
Lee J. Cobb (born Leo Jacoby, December 8, 1911February 11, 1976) was an American actor.
Leslie Ferdinand MBE (born 8 December 1966) is an English former footballer and current football coach and Director of Football at his former club Queens Park Rangers.
James Edward Lesslie Newbigin (8 December 1909 – 30 January 1998) was a British theologian, missiologist, missionary and author.
Liberalism is a political and moral philosophy based on liberty and equality.
Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge that occurs typically during a thunderstorm.
Lim Guan Eng (born 8 December 1960) is a Malaysian politician currently serving as the Finance Minister of Malaysia.
Lionel Arthur Gilbert OAM (8 December 1924 – 28 January 2015) was an Australian historian, author, curator, lecturer, and biographer, specializing in applied, natural, and local history.
The United States diplomatic mission to the Netherlands consists of the embassy located in The Hague and a consular office located in Amsterdam.
The Chief Minister of Penang is the head of government in the Malaysian state of Penang.
This is a list of governors, etc.
The Lithuanian Civil War of 1432–1438 was a conflict over the succession to the throne of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, after Vytautas the Great died in 1430 without leaving an heir.
Little India (Tamil: லிட்டில் இந்தியா) is an ethnic district in Singapore.
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland was the title of the chief governor of Ireland from the Williamite Wars of 1690 till the Partition of Ireland in 1922.
Louis the Stammerer (Louis le Bègue; 1 November 846 – 10 April 879) was the King of Aquitaine and later the King of West Francia.
Louis XV (15 February 1710 – 10 May 1774), known as Louis the Beloved, was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France from 1 September 1715 until his death in 1774.
Lucian Michael Freud (8 December 1922 – 20 July 2011) was a British painter and draftsman, specializing in figurative art, and is known as one of the foremost 20th-century portraitists.
Luis Angel Caffarelli (born December 8, 1948) is an Argentine mathematician and luminary in the field of partial differential equations and their applications.
Luis Díaz Portorreal, best known as Luis Días, was a musician, composer and performer of popular music born in the Dominican Republic.
Luther Adler (May 4, 1903 – December 8, 1984) was an American actor best known for his work in theatre, but who also worked in film and television.
Malawi (or; or maláwi), officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland.
Marco Paulo Coimbra de Abreu (born 8 December 1974) is an Angolan retired footballer who played as a left back.
Marcus Lee Hansen (December 8, 1892 – May 11, 1938) was an American historian, who won the 1941 Pulitzer Prize for History for The Atlantic Migration, 1607–1860 (1940).
Margaret J. Geller (born December 8, 1947) is an American astrophysicist at the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Margaret Hughes (c. 1630 – 1 October 1719), also Peg Hughes or Margaret Hewes, is often credited as the first professional actress on the English stage.
Maria Josepha of Austria (Maria Josepha Benedikta Antonia Theresia Xaveria Philippine, Maria Józefa; 8 December 1699 – 17 November 1757) was the last Queen of Poland by marriage to Augustus III.
Marie Anne de Mailly-Nesle, duchesse de Châteauroux (5 October 1717 – 8 December 1744) was the youngest of the five famous de Nesle sisters, four of whom would become the mistress of King Louis XV of France.
Mark David Chapman (born May 10, 1955) is an American murderer who shot and killed John Lennon at the entrance to the Dakota apartment building in New York City on December 8, 1980.
Mark Steyn is a Canadian author and political commentator.
Martha Tilton (November 14, 1915 – December 8, 2006) was an American popular singer during America's swing era and traditional pop period.
Martin Adam "Marty" Friedman (born December 8, 1962) is an American guitarist, known for his tenure as the lead guitarist for heavy metal band Megadeth which spanned nearly the full decade of the 1990s.
Martin David Robinson (September 26, 1925 – December 8, 1982), known professionally as Marty Robbins, was an American singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, and racing driver.
Mary Bosanquet Fletcher (12 September 1739 – 8 December 1815) was a Methodist preacher.
Mary Catherine Gordon (born December 8, 1949) is an American writer and the McIntosh Professor of English at Barnard College.
Mary Woronov (born December 8, 1943) is an American actress, published author and figurative painter.
Mary was a 1st-century BC Galilean Jewish woman of Nazareth, and the mother of Jesus, according to the New Testament and the Quran.
Mary, Queen of Scots (8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587), also known as Mary Stuart or Mary I, reigned over Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567.
Mattiwilda Dobbs (11 July 1925 – 8 December 2015) was an African-American coloratura soprano and one of the first black singers to enjoy a major international career in opera.
Maximilian Schell (8 December 1930 – 1 February 2014) was an Austrian-born Swiss film and stage actor, who also wrote, directed and produced some of his own films.
Maximilian Johannes Maria Hubert Reichsgraf von Spee (22 June 1861 – 8 December 1914) was a naval officer of the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy), who famously commanded the German East Asia Squadron during World War I. Spee entered the navy in 1878 and served in a variety of roles and locations, including on a colonial gunboat in German West Africa in the 1880s, the East Africa Squadron in the late 1890s, and as commander of several warships in the main German fleet in the early 1900s.
Emmanuel McDonald Bailey (8 December 1920 – 4 December 2013) was a British and Trinidadian athlete, who was born in Williamsville, Trinidad.
Meagan Duhamel (born December 8, 1985) is a Canadian pair skater.
Melchior Anderegg (28 March 1828 – 8 December 1914), from Zaun, Meiringen, was a Swiss mountain guide and the first ascensionist of many prominent mountains in the western Alps during the golden and silver ages of alpinism.
Mendele Mocher Sforim (מענדעלע מוכר ספֿרים, מנדלי מוכר ספרים, also known as Moykher, Sfarim; lit. "Mendele the book peddler"; January 2, 1836, Kapyl – December 8, 1917, Odessa), born Sholem Yankev Abramovich (שלום יעקבֿ אַבראַמאָװיטש, Соломон Моисеевич Абрамович – Solomon Moiseyevich Abramovich) or S. J. Abramowitch, was a Jewish author and one of the founders of modern Yiddish and Hebrew literature.
Methodism or the Methodist movement is a group of historically related denominations of Protestant Christianity which derive their inspiration from the life and teachings of John Wesley, an Anglican minister in England.
Michael Z. Hobson is a successful publisher, who was an executive vice president for Marvel Comics.
Michel Ferté (born 8 December 1958 in Falaise, Calvados) is a professional racing driver.
Chicago Midway International Airport is a major commercial airport on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, located eight miles (13 km) from the Loop.
Michael Cole Mussina (born December 8, 1968), nicknamed Moose, is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher.
Mikel Mason "Mikey" Robins (born 8 December 1961) is an Australian media personality, comedian and writer.
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, GCL (born 2 March 1931) is a Russian and former Soviet politician.
Baron Miklós Istvánffy de Baranyavár et Kisasszonyfalva (Nicolaus Istuanfius; 8 December 1538 – 1 April 1615) was a Hungarian politician, Humanist historian and poet, who served as Palatinal Governor of Hungary (nádori helytartó) from 19 January 1582 to November 1608.
Milenko Zablaćanski, (Миленко Заблаћански), (Bogatić, Serbia, — Belgrade, Serbia), was a Serbian actor, director, and screenwriter.
The Ministry of Health (Abbreviation: MOH; Kementerian Kesihatan; Chinese: 新加坡卫生部; சுகாதார அமைச்சு) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for providing information, raising health awareness and education, ensuring the accessibility of health services, and monitoring the quality of health services provided to citizens and visitors in the Republic of Singapore.
Mirosław Okoński (born 8 December 1958 in Koszalin) is a retired Polish professional footballer who played in Poland for Lech Poznań and Legia Warsaw, in Germany for Hamburger SV, and in Greece for AEK Athens and Korinthos.
Mirza Delibašić (January 9, 1954 – December 8, 2001) was a Yugoslav and Bosnian professional basketball player.
Miss America 2018 was the 91st Miss America pageant, though the Miss America Organization celebrated its 97th anniversary in 2017.
The Monarchy of Greece (Μοναρχία της Ελλάδας) or Greek Monarchy (Ελληνική Μοναρχία) was the government in which a hereditary monarch was the sovereign of the Kingdom of Greece from 1832 to 1924 and 1935 to 1973.
The Monarchy of Sweden concerns the monarchical head of state of Sweden,See the Instrument of Government, Chapter 1, Article 5.
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.
John Lennon was an English musician who gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, for his subsequent solo career, and for his political activism and pacifism.
Nancy Jane Meyers (born December 8, 1949) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter.
Saint Narcisa de Jesús Martillo Morán (29 October 1832 – 8 December 1869) was an Ecuadorian Roman Catholic.
Syed Nasir Raza Kazmi (سید ناصِر رضا كاظمی, 8 December 1925 – 2 March 1972) was an Urdu poet from Pakistan and one of the renowned poets of this era, especially in the use of "ista'aaray" and "chhotee beher." Kazmi was born on 8 December 1925 at Ambala, Punjab, (British India).
Nathan Alcock (September 1707 – 8 December 1779) was an English physician.
Neel Jani (born 8 December 1983) is a Swiss professional racing driver of Indian Gujarati origin.
Nicholas II of Opava (also: Nicholas II of Troppau, Nicholas II of Ratibór; Mikuláš II.; 1288 – 8 December 1365) was Duke of Opava (Troppau) from 1318 to 1365 and Duke of Ratibór from 1337 to 1365 and Burgrave of Kladsko (Glatz) from 1350 to 1365 and also chamberlain of the Kingdom of Bohemia.
Nicholas Joseph Zinner (born December 8, 1974) is the guitarist for the New York rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs and producer.
Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), known professionally as Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, model, and actress.
Niklas Luhmann (December 8, 1927 – November 6, 1998) was a German sociologist, philosopher of social science, and a prominent thinker in systems theory, who is considered one of the most important social theorists of the 20th century.
Nikos Gatsos (Νίκος Γκάτσος; 8 December 1911 – 12 May 1992) was a Greek poet, translator and lyricist.
Nikos Karageorgiou (Νίκος Καραγεωργίου; born 8 December 1962 in Eratino, Kavala) is a retired Greek football player and current football manager.
Noël Chabanel (February 2, 1613 – December 8, 1649) was a Jesuit missionary at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, and one of the Canadian Martyrs.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry (Nobelpriset i kemi) is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to scientists in the various fields of chemistry.
The Nobel Prize in Literature (Nobelpriset i litteratur) is a Swedish literature prize that has been awarded annually, since 1901, to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction" (original Swedish: "den som inom litteraturen har producerat det mest framstående verket i en idealisk riktning").
Norman Gary Finkelstein (born December 8, 1953) is an American political scientist, activist, professor, and author.
Northern & Shell (holding company name Northern and Shell Network Ltd) is a British publishing group, launched and founded in December 1974 and currently owned by Richard Desmond.
The Northern Wei or the Northern Wei Empire, also known as the Tuoba Wei (拓跋魏), Later Wei (後魏), or Yuan Wei (元魏), was a dynasty founded by the Tuoba clan of the Xianbei, which ruled northern China from 386 to 534 (de jure until 535), during the period of the Southern and Northern Dynasties.
Oleksiy Pecherov (Олексій Печеров; born December 8, 1985) is a Ukrainian professional basketball player who last played for Hekmeh of the FLB League.
Richard Oliver Postgate (12 April 1925 – 8 December 2008), generally known as Oliver Postgate, was an English animator, puppeteer and writer.
Olympic Airways Flight 954 was a Douglas DC-6B aircraft that crashed into a mountain near Keratea (approx. coordinates 37°48' N, 23°57' E), Greece.
Operation Python, a follow-up to Operation ''Trident'', was the code name of a naval attack launched on West Pakistan's port city of Karachi by the Indian Navy during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
The Oran fatwa was a responsum fatwa, or an Islamic legal opinion, issued in 1504 to address the crisis that occurred when Muslims in the Crown of Castile (in Spain) were forced to convert to Christianity in 15001502.
Original sin, also called "ancestral sin", is a Christian belief of the state of sin in which humanity exists since the fall of man, stemming from Adam and Eve's rebellion in Eden, namely the sin of disobedience in consuming the forbidden fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Oscar II (Oscar Fredrik; 21 January 1829 – 8 December 1907) was King of Sweden from 1872 until his death, and the last Bernadotte King of Norway from 1872 until his dethronement in 1905.
Othello (The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603.
The Packard Automotive Plant is a former automobile-manufacturing factory in Detroit, Michigan where luxury cars were made by the Packard Motor Car Company and later by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation.
Pafnuty Lvovich Chebyshev (p) (–) was a Russian mathematician.
The term "Palestine refugees" originally referred to both Arabs and Jews whose normal place of residence had been in Mandatory Palestine but were displaced and lost their livelihoods as a result of the 1948 Palestine war.
Pan Am Flight 214 was a scheduled flight of Pan American World Airways from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Baltimore, Maryland, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Panama (Panamá), officially the Republic of Panama (República de Panamá), is a country in Central America, bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south.
Papal infallibility is a dogma of the Catholic Church that states that, in virtue of the promise of Jesus to Peter, the Pope is preserved from the possibility of error "when, in the exercise of his office as shepherd and teacher of all Christians, in virtue of his supreme apostolic authority, he defines a doctrine concerning faith or morals to be held by the whole Church." This doctrine was defined dogmatically at the First Ecumenical Council of the Vatican of 1869–1870 in the document Pastor aeternus, but had been defended before that, existing already in medieval theology and being the majority opinion at the time of the Counter-Reformation.
The partition of Ireland (críochdheighilt na hÉireann) was the division of the island of Ireland into two distinct jurisdictions, Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.
Patapios of Thebes (fl. 4th century AD) is the patron saint of dropsy.
Paul Émile Ladmirault (8 December 1877 – 30 October 1944) was a French composer and music critic whose music expressed his devotion to Brittany.
Péter Kuczka (Székesfehérvár, Hungary, 1 March 1923 – Budapest, Hungary, 8 December 1999) was a Hungarian writer, poet and science fiction editor.
Peru (Perú; Piruw Republika; Piruw Suyu), officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America.
Peter Andreas Hansen (born December 8, 1795 Tønder, Schleswig, Denmark – died March 28, 1874 Gotha, Thuringia, Germany) was a Danish German astronomer.
Peter Parfitt (born Peter Howard Parfitt, 8 December 1936 in Billingford, Breckland, Norfolk, England) is an English former cricketer.
Peter Tali Coleman (December 8, 1919 – April 28, 1997) was the first person of Samoan descent to be appointed Governor of American Samoa and later became the territory's first popularly elected governor.
Philip Kenneth Collen (born 8 December 1957) is an English musician.
Philip Michael Rivers (born December 8, 1981) is an American football quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL).
Johan Philip Lansberge (25 August 1561 – 8 December 1632) was a Dutch Calvinist Minister, astronomer and Mathematician.
The Philippines Campaign (Filipino: Kampanya sa Pilipinas or Labanan sa Pilipinas) or the Battle of the Philippines, fought 8 December 1941 – 8 May 1942, was the invasion of the Philippines by Imperial Japan and the defense of the islands by United States and Filipino forces during the Second World War.
Pope Eutychian (died 7 December 283), also called Eutychianus, was the Bishop of Rome from 4 January 275 to his death in 283.
Pope Pius IX (Pio; 13 May 1792 – 7 February 1878), born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, was head of the Catholic Church from 16 June 1846 to his death on 7 February 1878.
Popeye the Sailor is a cartoon fictional character created by Elzie Crisler Segar.
The Prime Minister of Denmark (Danmarks statsminister; literally "Minister of the State") is the head of government in the Kingdom of Denmark.
The Prime Minister of Israel (רֹאשׁ הַמֶּמְשָׁלָה, Rosh HaMemshala, lit. Head of the Government, Hebrew acronym: רה״מ; رئيس الحكومة, Ra'īs al-Ḥukūma) is the head of government of Israel and the most powerful figure in Israeli politics.
The Prime Minister of Lithuania (Ministras Pirmininkas., literally translated as Minister-Chairman) is the head of the Government of Lithuania.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand (Te Pirimia o Aotearoa) is the head of government of New Zealand.
The Prime Minister (นายกรัฐมนตรี) of Thailand is the head of government of Thailand.
Below is a list of public holidays in Albania.
The official public holidays in Bulgaria are listed in the table below.
The following holidays are designated.
Following is a list of holidays in Romania.
Public holidays in Uzbekistan.
Quanta cura was a papal encyclical that was prompted by the September Convention of 1864 agreement between the then newly emerging Kingdom of Italy and the Second French Empire of Napoleon III.
Queen Jeonghui or Queen Jung-Hee (Hangul:정희왕후, Hanja:貞熹王后) (8 December 1418 – 6 May 1483), also known as Queen Dowager Jaseong (자성왕대비), was Queen Consort to King Sejo of Joseon and the mother of Sejo's successor King Yejong of Joseon.
Zhou Ehuang (周娥皇) (936 – 8 December 964), posthumously named QueenHer title guohou (國后; literally "kingdom's consort") is frequently translated in English-language literature as "empress".
Raheem Shaquille Sterling (born 8 December 1994) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the English national team.
Raymond Shulman (born 8 December 1949) is a Scottish musician, and the youngest of three brothers in progressive rock band, Gentle Giant.
Raymond Lam (born 8 December 1979) is a Hong Kong actor and singer.
Gustav Adolf Joachim Rüdiger Graf von der Goltz (8 December 1865 – 4 November 1946) was a German army general during the First World War.
Gordon Arthur "Red, The Red Baron" Berenson (born December 8, 1939) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey centre and head coach of the Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey team from 1984 to 2017.
Reed Cameron Johnson (born December 8, 1976) is an American former professional baseball outfielder.
Remscheid is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Richard Baxter (12 November 1615 – 8 December 1691) was an English Puritan church leader, poet, hymnodist, theologian, and controversialist.
Richard Clive Desmond (born 8 December 1951) is an English publisher and businessman.
Richard O. Fleischer (December 8, 1916 – March 25, 2006) was an American film director known for such movies as The Narrow Margin (1952), Fantastic Voyage (1966) and Soylent Green (1973).
Richard Salisbury Williamson (May 9, 1949 – December 8, 2013) was an American lawyer, diplomat and political advisor.
Richard A. Baker (born December 8, 1950) is a retired American special make-up effects creator, mostly known for his creature effects and designs.
Ricky Walford (born 8 December 1963) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 1990s.
Robert Charles "Rob" Byrnes, Jr. is a 21st-century gay American, novelist and blogger, whose fiction focuses primarily on gay men and other sexual minorities.
Rob Curling (born 8 September 1957, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya) is a British television presenter and journalist.
Robert Jay Mathews (January 16, 1953 – December 8, 1984) was an American neo-Nazi terrorist and the leader of The Order, an American white supremacist militant group.
Robert Prosky (born Robert Joseph Porzuczek, December 13, 1930 – December 8, 2008) was a Polish-American actor and comedian.
Robert Somers Brookings (January 22, 1850 in Cecil County, MarylandNovember 15, 1932 in Washington, D.C.) was an American businessman and philanthropist, known for his involvement with Washington University in St. Louis and his founding of the Brookings Institution.
Robert Sternberg (born December 8, 1949) is an American psychologist and psychometrician.
Saint Romaric (died 653) was a Frankish nobleman who lived in Austrasia from the late 6th century until the middle of the 7th century.
Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
Roy Firestone (born December 8, 1953 in Miami Beach, Florida) is an American sports commentator and journalist.
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.
Rubén González Fontanills (May 26, 1919 – December 8, 2003) was a Cuban pianist.
Rudolph Pariser (born December 8, 1923) is a physical and polymer chemist.
Russell Paul Kemmerer (November 1, 1930 – December 8, 2014) was an American professional baseball player.
Ryan Joseph Newman (born December 8, 1977), nicknamed "Rocket Man", is an American professional stock car racing driver.
Salvador, also known as São Salvador, Salvador de Bahia, and Salvador da Bahia, is the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia.
Sam Lowry Hunt (born December 8, 1984) is an American singer and songwriter.
Samuel Burl Kinison (December 8, 1953 – April 10, 1992) was an American stand-up comedian and actor.
Sam Tagataese pronounced (born 8 December 1986) is a Samoan international rugby league footballer who plays for the Brisbane Broncos in the NRL.
Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, musician, dancer, actor and comedian.
Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat (Thai: สฤษดิ์ ธนะรัชต์, alternatively spelled Dhanarajata) was a Thai officer who staged a coup in 1957, replacing Phibunsongkram as Thailand's prime minister until his death in 1963.
Sándor Szokolay (30 March 1931 – 8 December 2013) was a Hungarian composer and professor of the Liszt Ferenc Academy, Budapest.
Sebald Heyden (8 December 1499 – 9 July 1561) was a German musicologist, cantor, theologian, hymn-writer and religious poet.
Semih Sancar (1911 – 8 December 1984) was Chief of the General Staff of Turkey from 1973 to 1978, a period including the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus.
The Shanghai International Settlement originated from the 1863 merger of the British and American enclaves in Shanghai, parts of the Qing Empire held extraterritorially under the terms of a series of Unequal Treaties.
Sharia, Sharia law, or Islamic law (شريعة) is the religious law forming part of the Islamic tradition.
Sigismund Kęstutaitis (Žygimantas I Kęstutaitis; Zygmunt Kiejstutowicz; c. 1365 – 20 March 1440) was the Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1432 to 1440.
Simon Finnigan (born 8 December 1981 in Warrington) is English former professional rugby league footballer, and current coach.
Magda Davitt (born Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor, 8 December 1966) is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra.
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.
Kenneth Wayne Johnson (born December 8, 1957) is a retired American professional wrestling manager, better known by his ring name, Slick.
Louis Burton Lindley Jr. (June 29, 1919December 8, 1983), better known by his stage name Slim Pickens, was an American rodeo performer and film and television actor.
Eulis Soko Richardson (December 8, 1939 – January 29, 2004) was an American rhythm and blues drummer.
Solar sails (also called light sails or photon sails) are a proposed method of spacecraft propulsion using radiation pressure exerted by sunlight on large mirrors.
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is the regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union of nations in South Asia.
The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.
A spacecraft is a vehicle or machine designed to fly in outer space.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp., doing business as SpaceX, is a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California.
SpaceX COTS Demo Flight 1 was the first orbital spaceflight of the Dragon cargo spacecraft, and the second overall flight of the Falcon 9 rocket manufactured by SpaceX.
Dragon is a reusable spacecraft developed by SpaceX, an American private space transportation company based in Hawthorne, California.
Stephen Thomas Jefferies (born 8 December 1959) is a former South African first-class cricketer.
Stephen Robert Atkinson (born 8 December 1952) is an English-born former cricketer who represented both the Netherlands and Hong Kong in international competition.
Stephen John Elkington (born 8 December 1962) is an Australian professional golfer on the PGA Tour Champions.
Steve Yates (born 8 December 1953) is an English former professional footballer who played as a left back.
Sun Li-jen (December 8, 1900 – November 19, 1990) KBE was a Chinese Nationalist (KMT) general, a graduate of Virginia Military Institute, best known for his leadership in the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War.
The Syllabus of Errors (Syllabus Errorum) is a document issued by the Holy See under Pope Pius IX on December 8, 1864, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, as an annex to the Quanta cura encyclical.
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The Syrian Army, officially the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) (al-Jayš al-ʿArabī as-Sūrī), is the land force branch of the Syrian Armed Forces.
The Tadjena massacre was an incident resulting in 81 deaths.
Tatiana Zatulovskaya (טטיאנה זטולובסקיה; Татьяна Яковлевна Затуловская, Tatiana Yakovlevna Zatulovskaya; 8 December 1935 – 2 July 2017) was an Israeli (formerly Soviet and Russian) chess player.
Edward Amos "Ted" Irvine (born December 8, 1944) is a Canadian retired NHL hockey player who was active during the 1960s and 1970s.
Teri Lynn Hatcher (born December 8, 1964) is an American actress, voice-actress, writer, singer, YouTuber, and former National Football League cheerleader.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
The Dakota, also known as Dakota Apartments, is a cooperative apartment building located on the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, United States.
The North Face, Inc. is an American outdoor product company specializing in outerwear, fleece, coats, shirts, footwear, and equipment such as backpacks, tents, and sleeping bags.
The Order, also known as the italic (German for Brothers Keep Silent) or Silent Brotherhood, was a white supremacist terrorist organization active in the United States between September 1983 and December 1984.
Theodorus Wilhelmus (Theo) Maassen (born 8 December 1966 in Oegstgeest, Zuid-Holland) is a Dutch comedian and actor who grew up in the village of Zijtaart (municipality of Veghel) in the Dutch province of North Brabant.
Theobald Mathew (10 October 1790–8 December 1856) was an Irish Catholic priest and teetotalist reformer, popularly known as Father Mathew.
A think tank, think factory or policy institute is a research institute/center and organisation that performs research and advocacy concerning topics such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology, and culture.
Thomas Robert Cech (born December 8, 1947) is an American chemist who shared the 1989 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Sidney Altman, for their discovery of the catalytic properties of RNA.
Thomas Corneille (20 August 1625 – 8 December 1709) was a French dramatist.
Thomas Penson De Quincey (15 August 17858 December 1859) was an English essayist, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821).
Timothy John Foli (born December 8, 1950), is an American former professional baseball player, coach and minor league manager.
Thomas Charles "Tom" Gosnell (1951 – December 8, 2014), commonly called "Tom", was a mayor of London, Ontario, Canada from December 1, 1986 to December 1, 1994.
Tony De'Angelo Simmons (born December 8, 1974) is a former American football player.
Top Rank, Inc. is a boxing promotional company founded by Jabir Herbert Muhammad and Bob Arum, which was incorporated in 1973, and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
(born December 8, 1963) is a Japanese semi-retired professional wrestler who is most known for his work in All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW).
Tristram Edgar Speaker (April 4, 1888 – December 8, 1958), nicknamed "The Grey Eagle", was an American baseball player.
Daryl Karolat (born December 8, 1966) is a Canadian actor and former professional wrestler, better known by the name Tyler Mane.
Ukraine (Ukrayina), sometimes called the Ukraine, is a sovereign state in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast; Belarus to the northwest; Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia to the west; Romania and Moldova to the southwest; and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.
Ulric Gustav Neisser (December 8, 1928 – February 17, 2012) was a German-born American psychologist and member of the US National Academy of Sciences. He has been referred to as the "father of cognitive psychology." Neisser researched and wrote about perception and memory.
Umbanda is a syncretic Afro-Brazilian religion that blends African traditions with Roman Catholicism, Spiritism, and Indigenous American beliefs.
The Union of South American Nations (USAN; Unión de Naciones Suramericanas, UNASUR; União de Nações Sul-Americanas, UNASUL; Unie van Zuid-Amerikaanse Naties, UZAN; and sometimes referred to as the South American Union) is an intergovernmental regional organization comprising twelve South American countries.
United Airlines Flight 553 was a Boeing 737-222 that crashed during an aborted landing and go around while approaching Chicago Midway International Airport on December 8, 1972.
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
On December 8, 1941, the United States Congress declared war (Public Law 77-328, 55 STAT 795) on the Empire of Japan in response to that country's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor the prior day.
Válery Mézague (8 December 198315 November 2014) was a Cameroonian footballer.
Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days.
Vernon Michael Wells III (born December 8, 1978) is an American former professional baseball center fielder.
Vincent James MacLean (born December 8, 1944)Normandin, PG Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1977 was leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party in 1985 and again from 1986 to 1992.
Vladimir Aleksandrovich Shatalov (Владимир Александрович Шаталов; born December 8, 1927) is a former Soviet cosmonaut who flew three space missions of the Soyuz programme: Soyuz 4, Soyuz 8, and Soyuz 10.
Wang Anshi (December 8, 1021 – May 21, 1086) was a Chinese economist, statesman, chancellor and poet of the Song Dynasty who attempted major and controversial socioeconomic reforms known as the New Policies.
Ward Morehouse (November 24, 1895 – December 7, 1966) was an American theater critic, newspaper columnist, playwright, and author.
Warren Bruce Cuccurullo (born December 8, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and former body builder who first worked with Frank Zappa during the 1970s.
Władysław Kozakiewicz (born 8 December 1953) is a retired Polish athlete who specialised in the pole vault.
In medieval historiography, West Francia (Latin: Francia occidentalis) or the Kingdom of the West Franks (regnum Francorum occidentalium) was the western part of Charlemagne's Empire, inhabited and ruled by the Germanic Franks that forms the earliest stage of the Kingdom of France, lasting from about 840 until 987.
West Pakistan (مغربی پاکستان,; পশ্চিম পাকিস্তান) was one of the two exclaves created at the formation of the modern State of Pakistan following the 1947 Partition of India.
The Western Hemisphere is a geographical term for the half of Earth which lies west of the prime meridian (which crosses Greenwich, London, United Kingdom) and east of the antimeridian.
The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States.
Wifredo Óscar de la Concepción Lam y Castilla (December 8, 1902 – September 11, 1982), better known as Wifredo Lam, was a Cuban artist who sought to portray and revive the enduring Afro-Cuban spirit and culture.
William Crapo "Billy" Durant (December 8, 1861 – March 18, 1947) was a leading pioneer of the United States automobile industry, who created the system of multi-brand holding companies with different lines of cars; and the co-founder of General Motors with Frederic L. Smith, and of Chevrolet with Louis Chevrolet.
William Henry "Billy" Vanderbilt (May 8, 1821 – December 8, 1885) was an American businessman and philanthropist.
William Shawn (August 31, 1907 – December 8, 1992) was an American magazine editor who edited The New Yorker from 1952 until 1987.
General William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, (c. 16838 December 1756) was a British statesman and diplomat.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Yemoja (Yemọja) is a major water deity from the Yoruba religion.
Yevgeny Gavrilovich Minayev (Евгений Гаврилович Минаев, 21 May 1933 – 8 December 1993) was a Russian weightlifter who competed for the Soviet Union.
is a singer, actress and member of the Japanese idol girl group AKB48.
Yuliya Krevsun (born Yuliya Gurtovenko on 8 December 1980) is a Ukrainian middle-distance running athlete who specialises in the 800 metres.
Zoe Konstantopoulou (Ζωή Κωνσταντοπούλου; born 8 December 1976) is a Greek lawyer and politician who served as Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament in 2015.
Year 1021 (MXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1125 (MCXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1186 (MCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1292 (MCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1365 (MCCCLXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1412 (MCDXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) on the Julian calendar.
Year 1418 (MCDXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1424 (MCDXXIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1431 (MCDXXXI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1432 (MCDXXXII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1499 (MCDXCIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1504 (MDIV) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1538 (MDXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1542 (MDXLII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1550 (MDL) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1558 (MDLVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
It was also a particularly cold and wet year.
In the Swedish calendar it was a leap year starting on Wednesday, one day ahead of the Julian and ten days behind the Gregorian calendar.
In the Swedish calendar it was a common year starting on Friday, one day ahead of the Julian and ten days behind the Gregorian calendar.
It is known in European history as a rather tumultuous year with the Revolutions of 1830 in France, Belgium, Poland, Switzerland and Italy.
This year was named by Mitchell Stephens as the greatest year to read newspapers.
As of March 1 (O.S. February 17), when the Julian calendar acknowledged a leap day and the Gregorian calendar did not, the Julian calendar fell one day further behind, bringing the difference to 13 days until February 28 (O.S. February 15), 2100.
According to NASA reports, 1908 was the coldest recorded year since 1880.
A highlight was the race for the South Pole.
This year saw the beginning of what became known as World War I, after an heir to the Austrian throne was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist.
Below, the events of World War I have the "WWI" prefix.
Below, the events of the First World War have the "WWI" prefix.
This year was famous for the October Revolution in Russia, by Vladimir Lenin.
This year is famous for the end of the First World War, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, as well as for the flu pandemic, that killed 50-100 million people worldwide.
This year also marks the start of the Second World War, the largest and deadliest conflict in human history.
Below, the events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
Below, the events of World War II have the "WWII" acronym.
Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
This year also marks the end of the Second World War, the deadliest conflict in human history.
It is also known as the "Year of Africa" because of major events—particularly the independence of seventeen African nations—that focused global attention on the continent and intensified feelings of Pan-Africanism.
As MAD Magazine pointed out on its cover for the March 1961 issue, this was the first "upside-up" year — i.e., one in which the numerals that form the year look the same as when the numerals are rotated upside down, a strobogrammatic number — since 1881.
The 1962–63 New York City Newspaper Strike ran from December 8, 1962, until March 31, 1963, lasting for a total of 114 days.
This was the year of the Protests of 1968.
The year is associated with the first manned landing on the Moon (Apollo 11).
The world population increased by 2.1% this year, the highest increase in history.
Within the context of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) it was the longest year ever, as two leap seconds were added during this 366-day year, an event which has not since been repeated.
It was also declared the International Women's Year by the United Nations and the European Architectural Heritage Year by the Council of Europe.
The year 1983 saw both the official beginning of the Internet and the first mobile cellular telephone call.
The year 1985 was designated as the International Youth Year by the United Nations.
The year 1986 was designated as the International Year of Peace by the United Nations.
In the 20th century, the year 1988 has the most Roman numeral digits (11).
The 1988 Remscheid A-10 crash occurred on December 8, 1988, when a United States Air Force attack jet, an A-10 Thunderbolt II crashed onto a residential area in the city of Remscheid, West Germany.
1989 was a turning point in political history because a wave of revolutions swept the Eastern Bloc in Europe, starting in Poland and Hungary, with experiments in power sharing, coming to a head with the opening of the Berlin Wall in November, and the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, embracing the overthrow of the communist dictatorship in Romania in December, and ending in December 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
It was the year that is usually considered the final year of the Cold War that had begun in the late 1940s.
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The year 1994 was designated as the "International Year of the Family" and the "International Year of Sport and the Olympic Ideal" by the United Nations.
This was the first year that the Internet was entirely privatized, with the United States government no longer providing public funding.
1996 was designated as.
1998 was designated as the International Year of the Ocean.
1999 was designated as the International Year of Older Persons.
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The 2013 Little India riot It took place on 8 December 2013 after a fatal accident occurred at SST 21:23 at the junction of Race Course Road and Hampshire Road in Little India, Singapore, causing angry mobs of passerbys to attack the bus involved and emergency vehicles that had by then arrived at the location.
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Year 395 (CCCXCV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 65 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar.
Year 757 (DCCLVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 855 (DCCCLV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 877 (DCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 899 (DCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 964 (CMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.