Historical Events In April - 08
Thursday, 04 March 2021
1935 On this day in history first radio tube made of metal announced, Schenectady, NY
1935 L Boyer discovers asteroid #1344 Caubeta on this day in history.
1935 On this day in history 2nd Golf Masters Championship: Gene Sarazen wins, shooting a 282
1935 Edwin Cannan, economist, dies on April - 08.
1936 On this day in history orissa constituted a province of British India
1937 On April - 08 k Reinmuth discovers asteroids #1417 Walinskia ൙ Tamblyn
1937 M Laugier discovers asteroid #1426 Riviera on this day in history.
1937 On April - 08 the birth of Seymour Hersh, American journalist
1937 On this day in history arthur William Foote, US organist/composer, dies at 84
1938 Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY on this day in history.
1938 Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (took 2-99 lefty in test for S Af), dies on this day in history.
1939 US recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war on this day in history.
1939 On this day in history aCV soccer team forms in Axes
1940 On this day in history 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'
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 this day in history.
1941 On April - 08 navy takes over Treasure Island (SF Bay)
1941 On April - 08 joe Louis TKOs Tony Musto in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
1942 On this day in history a Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire," premieres in NYC
1942 Alfred Mombert, writer, dies on April - 08.
1943 On this day in history hakuun Yasutani Roshi, founder of Sanbo Kyodan, receives dharma
1943 Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed on this day in history.
1945 On April - 08 uS forces launch invasion of Okinawa during WW II
1945 On this day in history nazi occupiers executed, Nazi general Christiansen flees Netherlands
1946 On this day in history 400,000 US mine workers strike
1946 Tsunamis generated by a quake in Aleutian Trench strike Hilo Hawaii on April - 08.
1946 United Nations assemble for first time on April - 08.
1946 On April - 08 league of Nations assembles for last time
1947 On this day in history the first illustrated insurance policy was issued by the Allstate Insurance Company.
1947 Largest recorded sunspot (7,000) observed on April - 08.
1947 On April - 08 henry Ford, US industrialist (Ford cars), dies
1948 Soen Nakagawa & Nyogen Senzaki (Zen teachers) meet in SF on April - 08.
1948 Josef B Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), dies at 40 on April - 08.
1950 On this day in history charles R Drew surgeon/developer of blood bank concept, dies at 45