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Calendar for December 8th, 2013

Every Year

  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Celebrated in many Catholic countries)

  • 1760s

  • Born 1765: Eli Whitney (inventor)

  • 1880s

  • 1886: American Federation of Labor is organized at Columbus, Ohio, with Samuel Gompers as first president

  • Born 1886: Diego Rivera (artist)

  • 1890s

  • Born 1894: Elzie Crisler Segar (Popeye creator)

  • 1900s

  • 1909: American Bird Banding Association formed, first such society in U.S.

  • 1910s

  • 1911: The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra gave its first concert

  • 1915: John McCrae's In Flanders Fields poem was published

  • 1920s

  • Born 1925: Sammy Davis, Jr. (entertainer)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1933: Flip Wilson (comedian)

  • 1940s

  • 1941: U.S. declared war on Japan (WW II)

  • Born 1943: Jim Morrison (lead singer of The Doors)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1953: Kim Basinger (actress)

  • 1960s

  • 1962: Nine N.Y.C. newspapers shut down when International Typographical Union workers strike

  • Died 1967: Major Robert Lawrence, the first African American astronaut, was killed during training exercises

  • 1970s

  • Born 1976: Dominic Monaghan (actor)

  • Born 1978: Ian Somerhalder (actor)

  • 1980s

  • 1980: Musician and former Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed in New York City

  • Died 1980: John Lennon (musician, founding member of The Beatles)

  • 1990s

  • 1991: Russian leaders announced the dissolution of the Soviet Union

  • Born 1993: AnnaSophia Robb (actress)

  • 1994: Element 111, roentgenium, first created


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