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Historical Events In April - 08

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

1881  On this day in history fernand Lamy, composer  

1884  On April - 08 the birth of Harry S.Truman, Former American President  

1885  On this day in history dimitrios Levidis, composer  

1886  William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons on this day in history.  

1886  On this day in history margaret A Barnes, writer  

1887  On this day in history walter Connolly, Cincinnati OH, actor (Good Earth, 5th Avenue Girl)  

1889  On April - 08 adrian Boult, Chester England, conductor/composer (BBC Sym Orch)  

1889  On this day in history henry Jupp, cricketer (scored 63 on Test debut for Engl in 1877), dies  

1890  On this day in history junius Morgan, philanthropist, dies at 76  

1892  A Charlois discovers asteroid #331 Etheridgea on this day in history.  

1893  The birth of Mary Pickford, American actress on April - 08.  

1893  On this day in history the Critic reports that ice cream soda is our national drink  

1893  Grace Cunard, Columbus OH, silent screen actress (Resurrection) on this day in history.  

1894  Bankim C Chattopadhyaya, writer (Mrinalini, Anandamath), dies at 55 on April - 08.  

1895  On April - 08 bert I Gordon, NY  

1896  Karl Hermann Pillney, composer on April - 08.  

1897  Herbert Eimert, German composer/musicologist (Glockenspiel) on April - 08.  

1897  George Garrett, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1898  On this day in history battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crush 6,000 Sudanese  

1898  On April - 08 achiel H Acker, Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58)  

1902  On April - 08 arthur Wellard, cricketer (big hitting Somerset & England batsman)  

1902  On April - 08 sipyagain, Russian min of interior/headed Secret Service, assassinated  

1903  Ilka Chase, NYC, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien) on April - 08.  

1904  On this day in history gr Brit & France sign Cordial Entente concerning colonial matter  

1904  On this day in history john Antill, composer  

1905  British East African Protectorate becomes colony of Kenya on April - 08.  

1905  On this day in history george Baxter, Paris France, actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged)  

1906  Charles J B Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer (Mirror of the Sea) on this day in history.  

1907  On April - 08 maurice Stacey, chemist  

1908  On April - 08 lord Asquith succeeds Henry Campbell-Bannerman as British premier  

1908  On April - 08 neil Lawson, British high court judge  

1909  On April - 08 george Dixon, trumpet/sax  

1910  On April - 08 dumitru Dan (Romania) completed a 62,137 mile (100,000 m) walk  

1910  On April - 08 george Musso, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)  

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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  Claudio Merulo, organist/composer was born on this day in history.  

1541  Michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593) was born on this day in history.  

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

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  

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 this day in history death of gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy  

1143  John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident on April - 08.  

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

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  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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