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Historical Events In April - 08

Friday, 18 September 2020

1911  On April - 08 douglas Hyde, socialist/Christian  

1912  Steamers collide in Nile, drowning 200 on April - 08.  

1912  Sonja Henie, Oslo Norway, ice skater/actress (Olympic-gold-1928,32,36) on April - 08.  

1913  17th amendment, requiring direct election of senators, ratified on April - 08.  

1913  H Ernst, bishop (Breda Neth) on April - 08.  

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

1914  On April - 08 john Cameron, cricketer (brother of Jimmy WI v-capt 1939 England tour)  

1916  Australian soldiers take up positions on the Western Front at Armentières, France on this day in history.  

1916  Norway approves active & passive female suffrage on this day in history.  

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

1918  Establishment of the Repatriation Department on this day in history.  

1918  Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States on this day in history.  

1919  The birth of Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia on this day in history.  

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

1920  Church disestablished in Wales on April - 08.  

1920  On April - 08 lONGA soccer team forms in Tilburg  

1920  On this day in history 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  On this day in history k Reinmuth discovers asteroid #950 Ahrensa  

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

1921  On this day in history earnest von Possart, German actor/stage manager, dies  

1923  Edward Mulhare, Cork Ireland, actor (Daniel Gregg-Ghost & Mrs Muir) on this day in history.  

1924  Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co on April - 08.  

1924  Imperial Airways formed in Britain on April - 08.  

1925  First planned night landings on a carrier, USS Langley, by VF-1 on April - 08.  

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

1930  On April - 08 zawditu first reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies  

1931  On April - 08 jackie Mitchell became first female in professional baseball  

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

1931  Eric Axel Karlfeldt, poet, dies on this day in history.  

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

1933  Manchester Guardian warns of unknown nazi terror on this day in history.  

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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  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 April - 08.  

1605  On April - 08 birth of louis de Vadder, Flemish painter  

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

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 April - 08.  

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

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

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

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

1537  On April - 08 willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies  

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