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Historical Events In April - 08

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1911  On April - 08 douglas Hyde, socialist/Christian  

1912  On this day in history steamers collide in Nile, drowning 200  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1916  On this day in history norway approves active & passive female suffrage  

1918  England's Royal Flying Corps replaced by Royal Air Force on this day in history.  

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

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

1919  On April - 08 the birth of Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia  

1919  On April - 08 [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  Carmen McRae (Clark), US jazz singer/pianist (Dream of Life) on this day in history.  

1920  On this day in history charles Tomlinson Griffes, US composer (White Peacock), dies at 35  

1921  On this day in history k Reinmuth discovers asteroid #950 Ahrensa  

1921  On this day in history alfie Bass, London England, actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served)  

1921  Earnest von Possart, German actor/stage manager, dies on April - 08.  

1923  On this day in history edward Mulhare, Cork Ireland, actor (Daniel Gregg-Ghost & Mrs Muir)  

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

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  On this day in history zawditu first reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies  

1931  Jackie Mitchell became first female in professional baseball on this day in history.  

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 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  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 this day in history.  

1605  Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter was born on April - 08.  

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

1631  Cornelis de Heem, painter was born on this day in history.  


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 this day in history 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 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 this day in history.  

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

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

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