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Historical Events In April - 08

Friday, 05 March 2021

1911  Douglas Hyde, socialist/Christian on April - 08.  

1912  Steamers collide in Nile, drowning 200 on this day in history.  

1912  On April - 08 sonja Henie, Oslo Norway, ice skater/actress (Olympic-gold-1928,32,36)  

1913  17th amendment, requiring direct election of senators, ratified on this day in history.  

1913  On this day in history h Ernst, bishop (Breda Neth)  

1914  US & Colombia sign a treaty concerning Panama Canal Zone on April - 08.  

1914  On this day in history john Cameron, cricketer (brother of Jimmy WI v-capt 1939 England tour)  

1916  On April - 08 australian soldiers take up positions on the Western Front at Armentières, France  

1916  On April - 08 norway approves active & passive female suffrage  

1918  On this day in history england's Royal Flying Corps replaced by Royal Air Force  

1918  On this day in history establishment of the Repatriation Department  

1918  On April - 08 betty Ford, First Lady of the United States  

1919  The birth of Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia on April - 08.  

1919  [Douglas] Ian Smith, premier of Rhodesia (1964-..) on this day in history.  

1920  Church disestablished in Wales on this day in history.  

1920  On this day in history lONGA soccer team forms in Tilburg  

1920  On April - 08 carmen McRae (Clark), US jazz singer/pianist (Dream of Life)  

1920  Charles Tomlinson Griffes, US composer (White Peacock), dies at 35 on April - 08.  

1921  K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #950 Ahrensa on April - 08.  

1921  Alfie Bass, London England, actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served) on this day in history.  

1921  On April - 08 earnest von Possart, German actor/stage manager, dies  

1923  On April - 08 edward Mulhare, Cork Ireland, actor (Daniel Gregg-Ghost & Mrs Muir)  

1924  On April - 08 crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co  

1924  On April - 08 imperial Airways formed in Britain  

1925  First planned night landings on a carrier, USS Langley, by VF-1 on this day in history.  

1925  On this day in history hebrew University, Jerusalem dedicated [see May 9, 1925]  

1927  Automatic record changer introduced by His Master's Voice on April - 08.  

1929  On this day in history indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.  

1930  Zawditu first reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies on April - 08.  

1931  On this day in history jackie Mitchell became first female in professional baseball  

1931  "White Horse Inn" opens in London on this day in history.  

1931  On this day in history eric Axel Karlfeldt, poet, dies  

1933  On this day in history nazi Germany begins persecution of Jews boycotting Jewish businesses  

1933  Manchester Guardian warns of unknown nazi terror on April - 08.  

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

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 April - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

0956  Death of Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy on this day in history.  

1143  On this day in history 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 April - 08.  

1461  On this day in history 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  On April - 08 death of charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27  

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

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