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Historical Events In April - 08

Thursday, 02 July 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  William Williams, US merchant (signed Decl of Independence) on April - 08.  

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

1767  On this day in history ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders.  

1775  Adam A earl von Neipperg, Austrian general/Napoleon's wife Marie lover on April - 08.  

1776  Thaddaus Weigl, composer on this day in history.  

1778  On April - 08 oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$"  

1778  On April - 08 pieter Teyler van der Hulst, Dutch founder (Teyler Museum), dies at 76  

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  On this day in history john Claudius, London England, horticulturist  

1789  House of Reps first full meeting, NYC, F Muhlenberg first speaker on this day in history.  

1789  On April - 08 uS House of Representives first meeting  

1789  House of Representives 1st meeting on April - 08.  

1794  On this day in history 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  French Protestant church becomes state-supported & -controlled on April - 08.  

1808  On this day in history 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  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 April - 08 george Baird Hodge, Brig General (Confederate Army)  

1831  Allard Pierson, Dutch theologiost/philosopher/art historian/poet on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1843  On April - 08 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  On this day in history birth of ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida  

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

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

1582  On April - 08 birth of phienas Fletcher, poet  

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  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 April - 08 death of caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29  

0956  On April - 08 death of gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy  

1143  On April - 08 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  On April - 08 lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies  

1498  On this day in history death of charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27  

1537  On April - 08 willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies  

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