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On This Day: December 08th

This is 342nd day of the year and 23 days remain in the year.

in history
1854
Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception.
1886
The American Federation of Labor was founded at a convention of union leaders in Columbus, Ohio.
1941
Congress declared war on Japan and the U.S. entered World War II.
1949
Communist attacks forced the Chinese Nationalist government to flee to the island of Formosa (Taiwan).
1978
Former Israeli prime minister Golda Meir died.
1980
John Lennon, former member of the Beatles, was shot and killed in New York City by a deranged fan.
1987
President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the first treaty to reduce the nuclear arsenals of the two superpowers.
1993
President Bill Clinton signed The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into law.
December 08 BirthdaysEli Whitney

1765–1825, American inventor.


Sammy Davis, Jr.singer, actor
David Carradineactor
Jim Morrisonrock musician
Kim Basingeractor
Teri Hatcheractor
Sinead O'Connorsinger, songwriter
William C. Durantmanufacturer
Christinaqueen of Sweden
Diego Riverapainter
James Thurberhumorist
Mary, Queen of Scotsqueen
Aristide Maillolsculptor
Jean Sibeliuscomposer
Lee J. Cobbactor



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