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Historical Events In April - 08

Friday, 20 May 2022

1844  On April - 08 ignaz Franz von Mosel, composer, dies at 72  

1848  1st battle at Gioto: Sardinia-Piemonte beats Austrians on April - 08.  

1848  On this day in history domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, Italian composer, dies at 50  

1850  SF County Govt established on April - 08.  

1850  On this day in history william Henry Welch, US, pathologist (founded John Hopkins)  

1851  On April - 08 john Parry, composer, dies at 75  

1853  On this day in history cincinnati became first US city to pay firefighters a regular salary  

1853  Jan W Pieneman, historical painter (Battle at Waterloo), dies at 73 on April - 08.  

1858  On this day in history anton Diabelli, Austrian composer/publisher, dies at 76  

1859  On this day in history edmund Husserl, Germany, philosopher (founded Phenomenology)  

1861  On April - 08 uS mint at Dahlonega, Georgia seized by confederacy  

1861  On April - 08 elisha G Otis, US elevator builder (Otis), dies at 50  

1862  John D Lynde patents aerosol dispenser on this day in history.  

1863  Wartime conscription law in US goes into effect on April - 08.  

1863  Joseph Netherclift, composer, dies at 70 on April - 08.  

1864  On this day in history battle of Mansfield, La Federals routed by Gen Richard Taylor  

1865  On this day in history battle of 5 Forks, signalling end of Lee's army  

1865  John Park, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1866  Italy and Prussia ally against Austria-Hungary on April - 08.  

1867  On this day in history blacks vote in municipal election in Tuscumbia, Alabama  

1867  International Exhibition opens in Paris on April - 08.  

1868  On this day in history hampton Institute opens  

1869  American Museum of Natural History opens (NYC) on April - 08.  

1869  On this day in history harvey Cushing, US, neurosurgeon (blood pressure studies)  

1870  Patrick Gass sgt of Lewis &Clark Expedition, dies at 98 on April - 08.  

1870  Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1871  On this day in history charles-Louis Hanssens, composer, dies at 68  

1873  On this day in history alfred Paraf of New York City patented the first successful oleomargarine.  

1873  British White Star steamship Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, 547 die on April - 08.  

1875  Albert I LCMM von Saksen-Coburg, king of Belgium (1909-34) on April - 08.  

1876  Amiliare Ponchielli's opera "La Gioconda," premieres in Milan on April - 08.  

1878  Rudolf Nelson, composer on this day in history.  

1879  Khedive Ismael of Egypt fires French/British ministers on this day in history.  

1880  On this day in history victor Schertzinger, composer/director (Uptown NY)  

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

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

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

1605  On April - 08 birth of philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 April - 08 willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies  

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