1711 – The plague breaks out in Copenhagen.
1791 – Sweden’s King Gustavus III offers to head the crusade against France.
1806 – Napoleon Bonaparte enters Warsaw, Poland.
1939 – The motion picture ‘Gone With the Wind’ premieres in Atlanta, in the United States.
1992 – Chess genius Bobby Fischer is indicted in the United States on charges of violating economic sanctions against Yugoslavia by playing a highly publicized match with Boris Spassky.
What are some of the special occurrences in history on December 8? Any special chess moments?