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Historical Events In April - 08

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

1726  Lewis Morris, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence) on this day in history.  

1730  On this day in history 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  On April - 08 pedro Vaz Rego, composer, dies at 63  

1741  On April - 08 jose B da Gama, Portuguese poet (O Uraguai)  

1756  Joseph Gehot, composer on this day in history.  

1759  On this day in history british troops chase French out of Masulipatam India  

1759  Francois de La Croix, composer, dies at 76 on April - 08.  

1766  On April - 08 1st fire escape patented, wicker basket on a pulley & chain  

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 April - 08 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  On April - 08 premiere of Mozart's violin sonata K379  

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

1783  John Claudius, London England, horticulturist on April - 08.  

1789  On this day in history house of Reps first full meeting, NYC, F Muhlenberg first speaker  

1789  On April - 08 uS House of Representives first meeting  

1789  On April - 08 house of Representives 1st meeting  

1794  On April - 08 marie-Jean-Antoine-Nicholas-Caritat, mathematician dies  

1798  Dionysios Solomos, poet on April - 08.  

1801  Soldiers riot in Bucharest, kill 128 Jews on this day in history.  

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  On April - 08 christaan IX, king of Denmark (1863-1906)  

1820  On April - 08 the Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos.  

1828  On April - 08 george Baird Hodge, Brig General (Confederate Army)  

1831  On this day in history allard Pierson, Dutch theologiost/philosopher/art historian/poet  

1832  Charles Darwin begins trip through Rio de Janeiro on April - 08.  

1832  On April - 08 alfred von Waldersee, Prussian fieldmarshal  

1838  Steamship "Great Western" maiden voyage (Bristol England to NYC) on April - 08.  

1843  On this day in history asger Hamerik, [Hammerich], composer  

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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 this day in history.  

1582  On this day in history birth of phienas Fletcher, poet  

1605  Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter was born on April - 08.  

1605  Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65) was born on this day in history.  

1631  Cornelis de Heem, painter was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0217  On this day in history death of caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29  

0956  On this day in history 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  On this day in history jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44  

1461  Death of Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423) on this day in history.  

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 April - 08.  

1537  On this day in history willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies  

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