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Historical Events In April - 08

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

1881  On this day in history fernand Lamy, composer  

1884  On this day in history the birth of Harry S.Truman, Former American President  

1885  On April - 08 dimitrios Levidis, composer  

1886  William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons on April - 08.  

1886  Margaret A Barnes, writer on this day in history.  

1887  On April - 08 walter Connolly, Cincinnati OH, actor (Good Earth, 5th Avenue Girl)  

1889  Adrian Boult, Chester England, conductor/composer (BBC Sym Orch) on this day in history.  

1889  Henry Jupp, cricketer (scored 63 on Test debut for Engl in 1877), dies on April - 08.  

1890  Junius Morgan, philanthropist, dies at 76 on April - 08.  

1892  A Charlois discovers asteroid #331 Etheridgea on April - 08.  

1893  On this day in history the birth of Mary Pickford, American actress  

1893  The Critic reports that ice cream soda is our national drink on April - 08.  

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

1894  On April - 08 bankim C Chattopadhyaya, writer (Mrinalini, Anandamath), dies at 55  

1895  Bert I Gordon, NY on April - 08.  

1896  On this day in history karl Hermann Pillney, composer  

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

1897  On April - 08 george Garrett, composer, dies at 62  

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

1898  Achiel H Acker, Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58) on April - 08.  

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

1902  Sipyagain, Russian min of interior/headed Secret Service, assassinated on April - 08.  

1903  Ilka Chase, NYC, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien) on this day in history.  

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

1904  On April - 08 john Antill, composer  

1905  British East African Protectorate becomes colony of Kenya on this day in history.  

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 April - 08.  

1907  Maurice Stacey, chemist on April - 08.  

1908  Lord Asquith succeeds Henry Campbell-Bannerman as British premier on this day in history.  

1908  Neil Lawson, British high court judge on this day in history.  

1909  On April - 08 george Dixon, trumpet/sax  

1910  Dumitru Dan (Romania) completed a 62,137 mile (100,000 m) walk on this day in history.  

1910  George Musso, NFL guard (Chicago Bears) 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 this day in history.  

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

1533  On this day in history birth of claudio Merulo, organist/composer  

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

1582  On this day in history birth of phienas Fletcher, poet  

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

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

1631  Cornelis de Heem, painter was born on April - 08.  

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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  Death of Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1461  Death of Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423) on April - 08.  

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

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

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

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