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Historical Events Happened In April - 08

Sunday, 20 April 2014

1970  John &Yoko release hoax they are having dual sex change operations on this day in history.  

1970  L Chernykh discovers asteroid 1805 Dirikis, 1957 Angara &1976 Kaverin on this day in history.  

1970  On this day in history "Cry for Us All" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 8 performances  

1970  Marie V Felix, Prince of Luxemburg, dies on this day in history.  

1971  United Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership on this day in history.  

1971  On this day in history uS/Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere  

1971  1st legal off-track betting system begins (OTB-New York) on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history 30,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico  

1972  On this day in history major league baseball players stages first collective strike  

1972  Alvin Kallicharran scores 100* in his 1st Test Cricket innings v NZ on this day in history.  

1973  Japan allows its citizens to own gold on this day in history.  

1973  Thirty-two terrorist bombings in Cyprus take place on this day in history.  

1973  On this day in history pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91  

1974  Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruths home run record by collecting his 715th round-tripper on this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history pioneer Hall opens  

1974  Discovery Island opens on this day in history.  

1976  Freddie Lennon father of John Lennon, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1976  N Chernykh discovers asteroid #2206 Gabrova, #2312 Duboshin, #2361 Gogol, #2606 Odessa, #2722 Abalakin, #2734 Hasek, on this day in history.  

1976  Phil Ochs, rock producer (Joe Hill), dies at 35 on this day in history.  

1977  On this day in history nFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games  

1977  Frank Milan, actor (Witness), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1978  On this day in history ford C Frick, baseball commissioner, dies at 83  

1979  On this day in history iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of Shah  

1980  On this day in history wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist  

1981  E Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante on this day in history.  

1981  Norman Taurog, dies on this day in history.  

1982  On this day in history uS formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama  

1984  On this day in history 8 men record longest distance rowed in 24 hours at 13 miles  

1984  On this day in history marvin Gaye shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr in LA  

1986  US sub Nathaniel Green runs aground in the Irish Sea on this day in history.  

1986  World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel on this day in history.  

1987  On this day in history francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea) dies at 90  

1988  On this day in history jim Jordan radio's Fibber McGee, dies at 91 in a fall  

1990  CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1320  King Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367) was born on this day in history.  

1460  Ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida was born on this day in history.  

1533  Claudio Merulo, organist/composer was born on this day in history.  

1541  On this day in history birth of michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593)  

1582  Phienas Fletcher, poet was born on this day in history.  

1605  Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter was born on this day in history.  

1605  On this day in history birth of philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)  

1631  On this day in history birth of cornelis de Heem, painter  

Famous Deaths In April - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0217  Death of Caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29 on this day in history.  

0956  On this day in history death of gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy  

1143  John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident on this day in history.  

1364  Jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44 on this day in history.  

1461  On this day in history death of georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423)  

1492  Lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies on this day in history.  

1498  Death of Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27 on this day in history.  

1537  Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies on this day in history.