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Later Yan is defeated by its former vassal Northern Wei at the Battle of Canhe Slope. (8. December 395)

Du Fu returns to Chang'an as a member of Emperor Xuanzong's court, after having escaped the city during the An Lushan Rebellion. (8. December 757)

The first battle between the forces of Švitrigaila and Sigismund Kęstutaitis is fought near the town of Oszmiana (Ashmyany), launching the most active phase of the Lithuanian Civil War. (8. December 1432)

The city of Guarulhos is founded. (8. December 1560)

Luis de Carabajal the younger, one of the first Jewish authors in the Americas, died in an auto-da-fé during the Spanish Inquisition in Mexico City. (8. December 1596)

A woman (either Margaret Hughes or Anne Marshall) appears on an English public stage for the first time, in the role of Desdemona in a production of Shakespeare's play Othello. (8. December 1660)

Premier of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. (8. December 1813)

In his Apostolic constitution Ineffabilis Deus, Pope Pius IX proclaims the dogmatic definition of Immaculate Conception, which holds that the Virgin Mary was conceived free of original sin. (8. December 1854)

King Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne. (8. December 1907)

Leaders of the German Empire hold an Imperial War Council to discuss the possibility that war might break out. (8. December 1912)

World War I: A squadron of Britain's Royal Navy defeats an inferior squadron of the Imperial German High Seas Fleet in the Battle of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic. (8. December 1914)

The Brookings Institution, one of the United States' oldest think tanks, is founded through the merger of three organizations that had been created by philanthropist Robert S. Brookings. (8. December 1927)

World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares December 7 to be "a date which will live in infamy", after which the U.S. declares war on Japan. (8. December 1941)

World War II: Japanese forces simultaneously invade Malaya, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and the Dutch East Indies. (See December 7 for the concurrent attack on Pearl Harbor in the Western Hemisphere.) (8. December 1941)

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East is established to provide aid to Palestinian refugees who left their homes during the 1948 Palestinian exodus. (8. December 1949)

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers his "Atoms for Peace" speech, which leads to an American program to supply equipment and information on nuclear power to schools, hospitals, and research institutions around the world. (8. December 1953)

Workers at four New York City newspapers (this later increases to nine) go on strike for 114 days. (8. December 1962)

Pan Am Flight 214, a Boeing 707, is struck by lightning and crashes near Elkton, Maryland, killing all 81 people on board. (8. December 1963)

The Greek ship SS Heraklion sinks in a storm in the Aegean Sea, killing over 200. (8. December 1966)

An Olympic Airways Douglas DC-6 strikes a mountain outside of Keratea, Greece, killing 90—the worst crash of a DC-6. (8. December 1969)

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