Historical Events In April - 08
Friday, 20 May 2022
1935 First radio tube made of metal announced, Schenectady, NY on this day in history.
1935 On April - 08 l Boyer discovers asteroid #1344 Caubeta
1935 2nd Golf Masters Championship: Gene Sarazen wins, shooting a 282 on this day in history.
1935 On April - 08 edwin Cannan, economist, dies
1936 Orissa constituted a province of British India on this day in history.
1937 On this day in history k Reinmuth discovers asteroids #1417 Walinskia ൙ Tamblyn
1937 On this day in history m Laugier discovers asteroid #1426 Riviera
1937 On April - 08 the birth of Seymour Hersh, American journalist
1937 Arthur William Foote, US organist/composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.
1938 Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY on this day in history.
1938 On April - 08 harold Baumgartner, cricketer (took 2-99 lefty in test for S Af), dies
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 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1941 Navy takes over Treasure Island (SF Bay) on April - 08.
1941 On April - 08 joe Louis TKOs Tony Musto in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
1942 A Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire," premieres in NYC on April - 08.
1942 Alfred Mombert, writer, dies on April - 08.
1943 Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, founder of Sanbo Kyodan, receives dharma on April - 08.
1943 Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed on this day in history.
1945 US forces launch invasion of Okinawa during WW II on this day in history.
1945 Nazi occupiers executed, Nazi general Christiansen flees Netherlands on this day in history.
1946 400,000 US mine workers strike on April - 08.
1946 On this day in history 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 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 this day in history henry Ford, US industrialist (Ford cars), dies
1948 On April - 08 soen Nakagawa & Nyogen Senzaki (Zen teachers) meet in SF
1948 Josef B Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), dies at 40 on this day in history.
1950 On April - 08 charles R Drew surgeon/developer of blood bank concept, dies at 45