December 8 in History
1813December 8, 1813:
Ludwig van Beethoven conducts his own “7th Symphony in A” at its premiere in Vienna, Austria.
1854December 8, 1854:
The Catholic doctrine of Immaculate Conception is proclaimed by Pope Pius IX.
1872December 8, 1872:
Brigham Young, the leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints marries Hannah Tapfield, his 55th wife.
1978December 8, 1978:
The epic war drama film, “The Deer Hunter” is premiered in Los Angeles.
1980December 8, 1980:
An obsessed fan of former Beatles member John Lennon shoots him to death.
1982December 8, 1982:
The American drama film, “Sophie’s Choice” is released.
1987December 8, 1987:
2004December 8, 2004:
The United States women’s soccer player, Mia Hamm officially retires.
2010December 8, 2010:
SpaceX becomes the first commercial company to orbit a spacecraft (Dragon) and return it to Earth successfully.
- December 8, 2010:
Director Cameron Crowe and singer Nancy Wilson finalize their divorce after being married for 24 years.