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Historical Events In April - 08

Thursday, 25 February 2021

1881  On April - 08 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 April - 08.  

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

1887  On this day in history 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  On this day in history henry Jupp, cricketer (scored 63 on Test debut for Engl in 1877), dies  

1890  Junius Morgan, philanthropist, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1892  On this day in history a Charlois discovers asteroid #331 Etheridgea  

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

1893  The Critic reports that ice cream soda is our national drink on this day in history.  

1893  On April - 08 grace Cunard, Columbus OH, silent screen actress (Resurrection)  

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

1895  On April - 08 bert I Gordon, NY  

1896  On this day in history karl Hermann Pillney, composer  

1897  Herbert Eimert, German composer/musicologist (Glockenspiel) on this day in history.  

1897  George Garrett, composer, dies at 62 on April - 08.  

1898  On April - 08 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  Arthur Wellard, cricketer (big hitting Somerset & England batsman) on April - 08.  

1902  On this day in history sipyagain, Russian min of interior/headed Secret Service, assassinated  

1903  On this day in history ilka Chase, NYC, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien)  

1904  Gr Brit & France sign Cordial Entente concerning colonial matter on this day in history.  

1904  John Antill, composer on this day in history.  

1905  On April - 08 british East African Protectorate becomes colony of Kenya  

1905  George Baxter, Paris France, actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged) on this day in history.  

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

1907  On this day in history maurice Stacey, chemist  

1908  On this day in history lord Asquith succeeds Henry Campbell-Bannerman as British premier  

1908  On this day in history neil Lawson, British high court judge  

1909  On this day in history george Dixon, trumpet/sax  

1910  Dumitru Dan (Romania) completed a 62,137 mile (100,000 m) walk on April - 08.  

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  Ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida was born on this day in history.  

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

1541  On April - 08 birth of michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593)  

1582  Phienas Fletcher, poet was born on April - 08.  

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

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  Death of Caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29 on this day in history.  

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  On April - 08 jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44  

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 April - 08.  

1498  Death of Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27 on April - 08.  

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

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