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Historical Events In April - 08

Thursday, 04 March 2021

1935  On this day in history first radio tube made of metal announced, Schenectady, NY  

1935  L Boyer discovers asteroid #1344 Caubeta on this day in history.  

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

1935  Edwin Cannan, economist, dies on April - 08.  

1936  On this day in history orissa constituted a province of British India  

1937  On April - 08 k Reinmuth discovers asteroids #1417 Walinskia ൙ Tamblyn  

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

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

1937  On this day in history arthur William Foote, US organist/composer, dies at 84  

1938  Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY on this day in history.  

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

1939  US recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war on this day in history.  

1939  On this day in history aCV soccer team forms in Axes  

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 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  On April - 08 navy takes over Treasure Island (SF Bay)  

1941  On April - 08 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  Alfred Mombert, writer, dies on April - 08.  

1943  On this day in history hakuun Yasutani Roshi, founder of Sanbo Kyodan, receives dharma  

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

1945  On April - 08 uS forces launch invasion of Okinawa during WW II  

1945  On this day in history nazi occupiers executed, Nazi general Christiansen flees Netherlands  

1946  On this day in history 400,000 US mine workers strike  

1946  Tsunamis generated by a quake in Aleutian Trench strike Hilo Hawaii on April - 08.  

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  Largest recorded sunspot (7,000) observed on April - 08.  

1947  On April - 08 henry Ford, US industrialist (Ford cars), dies  

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  On this day in history charles R Drew surgeon/developer of blood bank concept, dies at 45  

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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  Ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida was born on April - 08.  

1533  On this day in history birth of claudio Merulo, organist/composer  

1541  Michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593) was born on this day in history.  

1582  Phienas Fletcher, poet was born on April - 08.  

1605  Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter was born on this day in history.  

1605  On April - 08 birth of philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)  

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 this day in history.  

0956  On April - 08 death of gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy  

1143  On April - 08 john II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident  

1364  On this day in history jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44  

1461  Death of Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423) on this day in history.  

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

1498  Death of Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27 on this day in history.  

1537  On April - 08 willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies  

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