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Historical Events In April - 08

Thursday, 24 September 2020

1935  On April - 08 first radio tube made of metal announced, Schenectady, NY  

1935  L Boyer discovers asteroid #1344 Caubeta on April - 08.  

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

1935  On this day in history edwin Cannan, economist, dies  

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 this day in history m Laugier discovers asteroid #1426 Riviera  

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

1937  On April - 08 arthur William Foote, US organist/composer, dies at 84  

1938  On this day in history 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  On this day in history aCV soccer team forms in Axes  

1940  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' on April - 08.  

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 April - 08.  

1941  Navy takes over Treasure Island (SF Bay) on this day in history.  

1941  On April - 08 joe Louis TKOs Tony Musto in 9 for heavyweight boxing title  

1942  On April - 08 a Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire," premieres in NYC  

1942  Alfred Mombert, writer, dies on April - 08.  

1943  On April - 08 hakuun Yasutani Roshi, founder of Sanbo Kyodan, receives dharma  

1943  Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history uS forces launch invasion of Okinawa during WW II  

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 this day in history.  

1946  League of Nations assembles for last time on this day in history.  

1947  The first illustrated insurance policy was issued by the Allstate Insurance Company on this day in history.  

1947  On this day in history largest recorded sunspot (7,000) observed  

1947  Henry Ford, US industrialist (Ford cars), dies on April - 08.  

1948  Soen Nakagawa & Nyogen Senzaki (Zen teachers) meet in SF on this day in history.  

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  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  Phienas Fletcher, poet was born on April - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1631  On April - 08 birth of cornelis de Heem, painter  


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  Death of Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy on April - 08.  

1143  John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident on April - 08.  

1364  On April - 08 jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44  

1461  Death of Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423) on April - 08.  

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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