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Historical Events In April - 08

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1881  On April - 08 fernand Lamy, composer  

1884  The birth of Harry S.Truman, Former American President on this day in history.  

1885  Dimitrios Levidis, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

1887  Walter Connolly, Cincinnati OH, actor (Good Earth, 5th Avenue Girl) on April - 08.  

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 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  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  Bert I Gordon, NY on April - 08.  

1896  On this day in history karl Hermann Pillney, composer  

1897  On this day in history herbert Eimert, German composer/musicologist (Glockenspiel)  

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 this day in history.  

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

1904  John Antill, composer on April - 08.  

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

1905  George Baxter, Paris France, actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged) on April - 08.  

1906  Charles J B Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer (Mirror of the Sea) on April - 08.  

1907  On April - 08 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  On April - 08 dumitru Dan (Romania) completed a 62,137 mile (100,000 m) walk  

1910  George Musso, NFL guard (Chicago Bears) on April - 08.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1320  On April - 08 birth of king Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)  

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  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 this day in history.  

1605  Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65) was born on April - 08.  

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  Death of Caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29 on April - 08.  

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 April - 08.  

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  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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