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Historical Events In April - 08

Sunday, 16 May 2021

1844  On this day in history ignaz Franz von Mosel, composer, dies at 72  

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

1848  Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, Italian composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1850  On this day in history sF County Govt established  

1850  William Henry Welch, US, pathologist (founded John Hopkins) on April - 08.  

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

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

1853  On this day in history jan W Pieneman, historical painter (Battle at Waterloo), dies at 73  

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

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

1861  US mint at Dahlonega, Georgia seized by confederacy on April - 08.  

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

1862  John D Lynde patents aerosol dispenser on April - 08.  

1863  On this day in history wartime conscription law in US goes into effect  

1863  On April - 08 joseph Netherclift, composer, dies at 70  

1864  Battle of Mansfield, La Federals routed by Gen Richard Taylor on April - 08.  

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

1865  John Park, composer, dies at 61 on April - 08.  

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

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

1867  On April - 08 international Exhibition opens in Paris  

1868  On April - 08 hampton Institute opens  

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

1869  Harvey Cushing, US, neurosurgeon (blood pressure studies) on April - 08.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1873  British White Star steamship Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, 547 die on this day in history.  

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 April - 08.  

1879  On this day in history 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  On April - 08 birth of king Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)  

1460  On this day in history birth of ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida  

1533  On April - 08 birth of claudio Merulo, organist/composer  

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

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

1605  Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter was born on this day in history.  

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

1631  On April - 08 birth of cornelis de Heem, painter  

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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  Death of Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy on April - 08.  

1143  On April - 08 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 April - 08.  

1461  On this day in history death of georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423)  

1492  On this day in history lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies  

1498  On April - 08 death of charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27  

1537  Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies on this day in history.  

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