December 8

Facts & Historical Events On This Day

1921

√Čamon de Valera publicly repudiated the Anglo-Irish Treaty.[1]

1881

A fire destroyed Vienna's Ring Theater, which killed between 640-850 people.[1]

1864

The Clifton Suspension Bridge was finally opened.[1]

1863

Abraham Lincoln issued his Amnesty Proclamation and plan for the Reconstruction of the South.[1]

1792

Henry Laurens became the first person to be cremated in the US.[1]