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.