Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/December 8

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This is a list of selected December 8 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Roman Catholic Church) refimprove section
; Constitution Day in Romania (1991) refimprove section
395 – The Chinese state of Later Yan was defeated by its former vassal Northern Wei at the Battle of Canhe Slope. refimprove section
1609Milan's Biblioteca Ambrosiana opened its reading room to the public, becoming the second public library in Europe. refimprove section
1912 – Leaders of the German Empire held an Imperial War Council to discuss the possibility that war might break out. unreferenced section
1927 – The Brookings Institution, one of the United States' oldest think tanks, was founded through the merger of three separate organizations established by Robert S. Brookings. date not in article
1941World War II: Concurrent to the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese Army invaded Malaya, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and the Dutch East Indies. HK: unreferenced section; Philippines: unreferenced section
1987Arab–Israeli conflict: An Israeli army tank transporter killed four Palestinian refugees and injured seven others during a traffic accident at the Erez Crossing on the Israel–Gaza Strip border, sparking the First Intifada. lead needs rewrite
1993 – Leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the United States signed the final agreements of the North American Free Trade Agreement, forming a regional trade bloc. expansion
2004 – Twelve South American countries signed the Cusco Declaration, announcing the foundation of what is now the Union of South American Nations, an intergovernmental union modelled after the European Union. outdated, refimprove section



December 8: Rōhatsu in Japan

Second movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7

John Pym (d. 1643) · Father Mathew (d. 1856) · Yuliya Krevsun (b. 1980)

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