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DECEMBER 8

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1812 Earthquake Destroys the San Juan Capistrano Church Killing 40 People Inside California California Missions Earthquake Death San Juan Capistrano Historical Society USGS
1863 Britain's Tom King Defeats American John Heenan to Be First World Heavyweight Champion Great Britain International Boxing Hall of Fame Historic Firsts History Channel
1914 Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas Universities Form the Southwest Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Texas Oklahoma Arkansas Competitve Sports Texas State Historical Association
1941 Light Towers Intended for Wrigley Field Donated to Great Lakes Naval Air Station Chicago Baseball World War II USA Today
1947 Brooklyn Dodgers Trade Dixie Walker, Outspoken Critic of Jackie Robinson New York City Jackie Robinson Baseball African-American History Racism Baseball Library
1961 Wilt Chamberlain Scores 78 points for the Philadelphia Warriors Against Lakers Wilt Chamberlain Basketball Hall of Fame Notable African Americans New York Times
1970 The "Count Chocula" Trademark Is Registered Trademarks and Patents Foods and Nutrition USPTO
1979 The University of Delaware Defeats Youngstown State 38-21 for the Division II National Football Championship Delaware Sports Figures Ohio Sports Figures Football University of Delaware Football Youngstown State University Football State of Delaware
1991 Florida's Kimberly Bergalis Dies of AIDS Contracted from Her Dentist Florida Health Care Professionals AIDS Death Historic Firsts New York Times

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