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Historical Events In April - 08

Monday, 28 September 2020

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

1848  On April - 08 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  On this day in history john Parry, composer, dies at 75  

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

1859  On this day in history 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  On this day in history john D Lynde patents aerosol dispenser  

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

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

1864  Battle of Mansfield, La Federals routed by Gen Richard Taylor on this day in history.  

1865  Battle of 5 Forks, signalling end of Lee's army on this day in history.  

1865  On this day in history john Park, composer, dies at 61  

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

1867  Blacks vote in municipal election in Tuscumbia, Alabama on this day in history.  

1867  International Exhibition opens in Paris on this day in history.  

1868  On April - 08 hampton Institute opens  

1869  On this day in history american Museum of Natural History opens (NYC)  

1869  On April - 08 harvey Cushing, US, neurosurgeon (blood pressure studies)  

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

1870  On this day in history charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer, dies at 68  

1871  On April - 08 charles-Louis Hanssens, composer, dies at 68  

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 April - 08.  

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 April - 08 rudolf Nelson, composer  

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

1880  Victor Schertzinger, composer/director (Uptown NY) on this day in history.  

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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 April - 08.  

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

1541  On this day in history birth of michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593)  

1582  On April - 08 birth of phienas Fletcher, poet  

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

1605  Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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  Jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44 on April - 08.  

1461  On April - 08 death of georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423)  

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

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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