Historical Events for 8th December 2019

1609 – Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan opens its reading room, second public library in Europe
1849 – Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Luisa Miller” premieres in Naples
1941 – London: Dutch government-in-exile declares war on Japan
1961 – Larry Costello scores 32 consecutive pts without a miss (NBA rec)
1961 – Antwerp Belgium diocese forms
1961 – South Africa v NZ, Durban debuts for Eddie Barlow and Peter Pollock
1976 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 – Australian Open Men’s Tennis: Stefan Edberg wins 1st career Grand Slam singles title; beats defending champion and fellow Swede Mats Wilander 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
2001 – 10th SEC Championship Game: #21 LSU beats #2 Tennessee, 31-20
2018 – US President Donald Trump announces John Kelly will be stepping down as White House Chief of Staff at the end of the year

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