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Historical Events In April - 08

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

1844  Ignaz Franz von Mosel, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

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

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

1850  SF County Govt established on this day in history.  

1850  William Henry Welch, US, pathologist (founded John Hopkins) on this day in history.  

1851  John Parry, composer, dies at 75 on April - 08.  

1853  Cincinnati became first US city to pay firefighters a regular salary on April - 08.  

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  Elisha G Otis, US elevator builder (Otis), dies at 50 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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 April - 08.  

1867  On April - 08 international Exhibition opens in Paris  

1868  Hampton Institute opens on this day in history.  

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

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

1870  On April - 08 patrick Gass sgt of Lewis &Clark Expedition, dies at 98  

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 this day in history.  

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

1460  On April - 08 birth of ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida  

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 April - 08 birth of phienas Fletcher, poet  

1605  On this day in history birth of louis de Vadder, Flemish painter  

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

1631  On this day in history birth of cornelis de Heem, painter  

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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  John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident on this day in history.  

1364  Jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44 on this day in history.  

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

1492  On April - 08 lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies  

1498  Death of Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27 on this day in history.  

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

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