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Historical Events In April - 08

Sunday, 03 July 2022

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

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

1731  William Williams, US merchant (signed Decl of Independence) on April - 08.  

1736  On April - 08 pedro Vaz Rego, composer, dies at 63  

1741  On this day in history jose B da Gama, Portuguese poet (O Uraguai)  

1756  Joseph Gehot, composer on April - 08.  

1759  British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India on this day in history.  

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  Adam A earl von Neipperg, Austrian general/Napoleon's wife Marie lover on this day in history.  

1776  On April - 08 thaddaus Weigl, composer  

1778  Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$" on April - 08.  

1778  Pieter Teyler van der Hulst, Dutch founder (Teyler Museum), dies at 76 on April - 08.  

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  House of Reps first full meeting, NYC, F Muhlenberg first speaker on this day in history.  

1789  US House of Representives first meeting on April - 08.  

1789  On April - 08 house of Representives 1st meeting  

1794  Marie-Jean-Antoine-Nicholas-Caritat, mathematician dies on April - 08.  

1798  Dionysios Solomos, poet on April - 08.  

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

1802  French Protestant church becomes state-supported & -controlled on this day in history.  

1808  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 on this day in history.  

1816  On April - 08 frederick William Burton, painter  

1818  On April - 08 christaan IX, king of Denmark (1863-1906)  

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

1832  On this day in history charles Darwin begins trip through Rio de Janeiro  

1832  On this day in history alfred von Waldersee, Prussian fieldmarshal  

1838  On this day in history steamship "Great Western" maiden voyage (Bristol England to NYC)  

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  On this day in history birth of king Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)  

1460  On April - 08 birth of ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida  

1533  On this day in history birth of claudio Merulo, organist/composer  

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

1582  On April - 08 birth of phienas Fletcher, poet  

1605  On April - 08 birth of louis de Vadder, Flemish painter  

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  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  John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident on April - 08.  

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  On April - 08 lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies  

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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