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Historical Events In April - 08

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

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 this day in history.  

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

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  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  Establishment of the Repatriation Department on April - 08.  

1918  Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States on April - 08.  

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

1919  On April - 08 [Douglas] Ian Smith, premier of Rhodesia (1964-..)  

1920  Church disestablished in Wales on this day in history.  

1920  On April - 08 lONGA soccer team forms in Tilburg  

1920  Carmen McRae (Clark), US jazz singer/pianist (Dream of Life) on April - 08.  

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

1921  K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #950 Ahrensa on this day in history.  

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 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 April - 08.  

1927  Automatic record changer introduced by His Master's Voice on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1931  Jackie Mitchell became first female in professional baseball on April - 08.  

1931  On April - 08 "White Horse Inn" opens in London  

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

1933  On April - 08 nazi Germany begins persecution of Jews boycotting Jewish businesses  

1933  On this day in history 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 April - 08.  

1533  Claudio Merulo, organist/composer was born on April - 08.  

1541  On this day in history birth of michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593)  

1582  Phienas Fletcher, poet was born on this day in history.  

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

1605  Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65) was born on this day in history.  

1631  On April - 08 birth of cornelis de Heem, painter  

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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  On April - 08 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 this day in history.  

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

1537  Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies on April - 08.  

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