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Historical Events In April - 08

Sunday, 16 May 2021

1935  First radio tube made of metal announced, Schenectady, NY on April - 08.  

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

1935  On this day in history 2nd Golf Masters Championship: Gene Sarazen wins, shooting a 282  

1935  On April - 08 edwin Cannan, economist, dies  

1936  On April - 08 orissa constituted a province of British India  

1937  K Reinmuth discovers asteroids #1417 Walinskia ൙ Tamblyn on April - 08.  

1937  M Laugier discovers asteroid #1426 Riviera on this day in history.  

1937  On April - 08 the birth of Seymour Hersh, American journalist  

1937  Arthur William Foote, US organist/composer, dies at 84 on April - 08.  

1938  On this day in history baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY  

1938  Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (took 2-99 lefty in test for S Af), dies on April - 08.  

1939  US recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war on April - 08.  

1939  ACV soccer team forms in Axes on this day in history.  

1940  On April - 08 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  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 this day in history navy takes over Treasure Island (SF Bay)  

1941  On this day in history 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  On this day in history alfred Mombert, writer, dies  

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

1943  Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed on April - 08.  

1945  US forces launch invasion of Okinawa during WW II on April - 08.  

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

1947  Henry Ford, US industrialist (Ford cars), dies on this day in history.  

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  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  King Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367) was born on April - 08.  

1460  On this day in history birth of ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida  

1533  Claudio Merulo, organist/composer was born on this day in history.  

1541  On April - 08 birth of michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593)  

1582  On this day in history birth of phienas Fletcher, poet  

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 April - 08.  

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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 this day in history.  

0956  Death of Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy on this day in history.  

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 April - 08.  

1461  On April - 08 death of georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423)  

1492  Lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies on April - 08.  

1498  On this day in history death of charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27  

1537  On this day in history willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies  

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