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Historical Events In April - 08

Friday, 03 July 2020

1935  First radio tube made of metal announced, Schenectady, NY on this day in history.  

1935  On this day in history l Boyer discovers asteroid #1344 Caubeta  

1935  2nd Golf Masters Championship: Gene Sarazen wins, shooting a 282 on April - 08.  

1935  Edwin Cannan, economist, dies on April - 08.  

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 April - 08 m Laugier discovers asteroid #1426 Riviera  

1937  On this day in history the birth of Seymour Hersh, American journalist  

1937  On this day in history arthur William Foote, US organist/composer, dies at 84  

1938  On April - 08 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  ACV soccer team forms in Axes on this day in history.  

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 April - 08.  

1941  On April - 08 earle Graser, the eight-year voice of the radio program, "The Lone Ranger", died in an auto accident.  

1941  Navy takes over Treasure Island (SF Bay) on April - 08.  

1941  Joe Louis TKOs Tony Musto in 9 for heavyweight boxing title on April - 08.  

1942  A Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire," premieres in NYC on April - 08.  

1942  Alfred Mombert, writer, dies on this day in history.  

1943  Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, founder of Sanbo Kyodan, receives dharma on this day in history.  

1943  On April - 08 paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed  

1945  On April - 08 uS forces launch invasion of Okinawa during WW II  

1945  Nazi occupiers executed, Nazi general Christiansen flees Netherlands on April - 08.  

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  On April - 08 united Nations assemble for first time  

1946  On April - 08 league of Nations assembles for last time  

1947  On April - 08 the first illustrated insurance policy was issued by the Allstate Insurance Company.  

1947  On April - 08 largest recorded sunspot (7,000) observed  

1947  On April - 08 henry Ford, US industrialist (Ford cars), dies  

1948  On this day in history soen Nakagawa & Nyogen Senzaki (Zen teachers) meet in SF  

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.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1320  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of claudio Merulo, organist/composer  

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

1582  On April - 08 birth of phienas Fletcher, poet  

1605  On this day in history birth of louis de Vadder, Flemish painter  

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

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  Death of Caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29 on April - 08.  

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  On this day in history jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44  

1461  Death of Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423) on this day in history.  

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  On April - 08 willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies  

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