Historical Events In April - 08
Thursday, 24 September 2020
1935 On April - 08 first radio tube made of metal announced, Schenectady, NY
1935 L Boyer discovers asteroid #1344 Caubeta on April - 08.
1935 On this day in history 2nd Golf Masters Championship: Gene Sarazen wins, shooting a 282
1935 On this day in history edwin Cannan, economist, dies
1936 On this day in history orissa constituted a province of British India
1937 K Reinmuth discovers asteroids #1417 Walinskia ൙ Tamblyn on this day in history.
1937 On this day in history m Laugier discovers asteroid #1426 Riviera
1937 On April - 08 the birth of Seymour Hersh, American journalist
1937 On April - 08 arthur William Foote, US organist/composer, dies at 84
1938 On this day in history baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY
1938 On this day in history harold Baumgartner, cricketer (took 2-99 lefty in test for S Af), dies
1939 On April - 08 uS recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war
1939 On this day in history aCV soccer team forms in Axes
1940 HMS GLOWWORM (Lt Cdr Gerard Roope+, awarded VC), sunk , NW of Trondheim in Norwegian Sea by German 8in-gunned heavy cruiser 'Admiral Hipper'. Detached from screen for British minelaying operations to search for man overboard at time of German invasion of Norway; 40 survivors. 'Hipper' damaged when rammed by 'Glowworm' on April - 08.
1940 Germany battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious on this day in history.
1941 Earle Graser, the eight-year voice of the radio program, "The Lone Ranger", died in an auto accident on April - 08.
1941 Navy takes over Treasure Island (SF Bay) on this day in history.
1941 On April - 08 joe Louis TKOs Tony Musto in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
1942 On April - 08 a Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire," premieres in NYC
1942 Alfred Mombert, writer, dies on April - 08.
1943 On April - 08 hakuun Yasutani Roshi, founder of Sanbo Kyodan, receives dharma
1943 Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed on this day in history.
1945 On this day in history uS forces launch invasion of Okinawa during WW II
1945 Nazi occupiers executed, Nazi general Christiansen flees Netherlands on this day in history.
1946 400,000 US mine workers strike on this day in history.
1946 On April - 08 tsunamis generated by a quake in Aleutian Trench strike Hilo Hawaii
1946 United Nations assemble for first time on this day in history.
1946 League of Nations assembles for last time on this day in history.
1947 The first illustrated insurance policy was issued by the Allstate Insurance Company on this day in history.
1947 On this day in history largest recorded sunspot (7,000) observed
1947 Henry Ford, US industrialist (Ford cars), dies on April - 08.
1948 Soen Nakagawa & Nyogen Senzaki (Zen teachers) meet in SF on this day in history.
1948 On April - 08 josef B Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), dies at 40
1950 Charles R Drew surgeon/developer of blood bank concept, dies at 45 on this day in history.