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.