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Historical Events In April - 08

Monday, 04 July 2022

1911  On April - 08 douglas Hyde, socialist/Christian  

1912  On April - 08 steamers collide in Nile, drowning 200  

1912  On this day in history 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 April - 08 h Ernst, bishop (Breda Neth)  

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  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  England's Royal Flying Corps replaced by Royal Air Force on April - 08.  

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

1918  On this day in history 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 April - 08.  

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  K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #950 Ahrensa on this day in history.  

1921  Alfie Bass, London England, actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served) on April - 08.  

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

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

1924  On this day in history crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co  

1924  Imperial Airways formed in Britain on this day in history.  

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

1925  Hebrew University, Jerusalem dedicated [see May 9, 1925] on this day in history.  

1927  On this day in history automatic record changer introduced by His Master's Voice  

1929  Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest on April - 08.  

1930  Zawditu first reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies on this day in history.  

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

1933  Nazi Germany begins persecution of Jews boycotting Jewish businesses on this day in history.  

1933  On April - 08 manchester Guardian warns of unknown nazi terror  

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

1541  Michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593) was born on April - 08.  

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

1605  Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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  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  Death of Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423) on this day in history.  

1492  Lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies on this day in history.  

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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