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Historical Events In April - 08

Friday, 03 July 2020

1844  Ignaz Franz von Mosel, composer, dies at 72 on April - 08.  

1848  On this day in history 1st battle at Gioto: Sardinia-Piemonte beats Austrians  

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

1850  On April - 08 sF County Govt established  

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

1851  John Parry, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1853  On April - 08 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  Anton Diabelli, Austrian composer/publisher, dies at 76 on April - 08.  

1859  On April - 08 edmund Husserl, Germany, philosopher (founded Phenomenology)  

1861  US mint at Dahlonega, Georgia seized by confederacy on this day in history.  

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  On April - 08 wartime conscription law in US goes into effect  

1863  On this day in history joseph Netherclift, composer, dies at 70  

1864  On April - 08 battle of Mansfield, La Federals routed by Gen Richard Taylor  

1865  On April - 08 battle of 5 Forks, signalling end of Lee's army  

1865  On April - 08 john Park, composer, dies at 61  

1866  Italy and Prussia ally against Austria-Hungary on this day in history.  

1867  Blacks vote in municipal election in Tuscumbia, Alabama on April - 08.  

1867  International Exhibition opens in Paris on April - 08.  

1868  Hampton Institute opens on April - 08.  

1869  American Museum of Natural History opens (NYC) on this day in history.  

1869  Harvey Cushing, US, neurosurgeon (blood pressure studies) on this day in history.  

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

1870  On April - 08 charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer, dies at 68  

1871  Charles-Louis Hanssens, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1873  Alfred Paraf of New York City patented the first successful oleomargarine on April - 08.  

1873  On this day in history british White Star steamship Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, 547 die  

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

1876  On this day in history amiliare Ponchielli's opera "La Gioconda," premieres in Milan  

1878  On this day in history rudolf Nelson, composer  

1879  On April - 08 khedive Ismael of Egypt fires French/British ministers  

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  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 this day in history.  

1533  Claudio Merulo, organist/composer was born on April - 08.  

1541  On April - 08 birth of michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593)  

1582  Phienas Fletcher, poet was born on this day in history.  

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

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  Death of Caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29 on April - 08.  

0956  On this day in history 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 April - 08 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 this day in history.  

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

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