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Historical Events In April - 08

Monday, 14 June 2021

1726  On April - 08 lewis Morris, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence)  

1730  On April - 08 1st Jewish congregation in US forms synagogue, "Shearith Israel, NYC"  

1731  On this day in history william Williams, US merchant (signed Decl of Independence)  

1736  Pedro Vaz Rego, composer, dies at 63 on April - 08.  

1741  Jose B da Gama, Portuguese poet (O Uraguai) on this day in history.  

1756  On this day in history joseph Gehot, composer  

1759  British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India on April - 08.  

1759  On April - 08 francois de La Croix, composer, dies at 76  

1766  1st fire escape patented, wicker basket on a pulley & chain on this day in history.  

1767  Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders on this day in history.  

1775  On this day in history adam A earl von Neipperg, Austrian general/Napoleon's wife Marie lover  

1776  On this day in history thaddaus Weigl, composer  

1778  On this day in history oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$"  

1778  Pieter Teyler van der Hulst, Dutch founder (Teyler Museum), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1781  Premiere of Mozart's violin sonata K379 on this day in history.  

1783  Catharina II of Russia annexes the Krim on April - 08.  

1783  John Claudius, London England, horticulturist on this day in history.  

1789  On April - 08 house of Reps first full meeting, NYC, F Muhlenberg first speaker  

1789  On April - 08 uS House of Representives first meeting  

1789  On this day in history house of Representives 1st meeting  

1794  Marie-Jean-Antoine-Nicholas-Caritat, mathematician dies on this day in history.  

1798  Dionysios Solomos, poet on April - 08.  

1801  On April - 08 soldiers riot in Bucharest, kill 128 Jews  

1802  On April - 08 french Protestant church becomes state-supported & -controlled  

1808  On April - 08 the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore was promoted to an archdiocese, with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) by Pope Pius VII.  

1816  Frederick William Burton, painter on April - 08.  

1818  Christaan IX, king of Denmark (1863-1906) on this day in history.  

1820  On this day in history the Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos.  

1828  On this day in history george Baird Hodge, Brig General (Confederate Army)  

1831  On April - 08 allard Pierson, Dutch theologiost/philosopher/art historian/poet  

1832  On April - 08 charles Darwin begins trip through Rio de Janeiro  

1832  On April - 08 alfred von Waldersee, Prussian fieldmarshal  

1838  On April - 08 steamship "Great Western" maiden voyage (Bristol England to NYC)  

1843  Asger Hamerik, [Hammerich], composer on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1320  King Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367) was born on April - 08.  

1460  Ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida was born on April - 08.  

1533  On April - 08 birth of claudio Merulo, organist/composer  

1541  Michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593) was born on April - 08.  

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  Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65) was born on April - 08.  

1631  Cornelis de Heem, painter was born on April - 08.  

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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 April - 08 death of gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy  

1143  On this day in history john II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident  

1364  Jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44 on April - 08.  

1461  On April - 08 death of georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423)  

1492  Lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies on April - 08.  

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 April - 08.  

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