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Historical Events In April - 08

Friday, 03 July 2020

1950  Unarmed Navy patrol aircraft shot down over Baltic Sea by USSR on this day in history.  

1950  On April - 08 "Miss Liberty" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 308 performances  

1950  On this day in history albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63  

1951  On April - 08 first of 4 detonations, Operation Greenhouse nuclear test  

1952  Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe &Gamow on this day in history.  

1952  On this day in history pres Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike  

1953  Dag Hammarskjoeld chosen as secretary-general of UN on this day in history.  

1954  On April - 08 army helicopter battalion formed, Fort Bragg, NC  

1954  US Air Force Academy established on this day in history.  

1954  "By the Beautiful Sea" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 270 perfs on this day in history.  

1955  On April - 08 goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroid #1852 Carpenter  

1956  20th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Burke Jr wins, shooting a 289 on this day in history.  

1957  On April - 08 frank Chester, cricketer (distinguished 1-armed Engl Test ump), dies  

1959  Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies on April - 08.  

1960  On this day in history mabry Harper catches a 25 lb Walleye in Tennessee  

1960  On this day in history rCA (TV &Infra-Red Observation 'weather' Satellite) I launched  

1960  On April - 08 u Nu elected premier of Burma  

1960  Neth & Germany sign accord concerning war casualties on this day in history.  

1961  On this day in history jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye  

1961  On this day in history "Show Girl" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 100 perfs  

1962  Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France on April - 08.  

1963  On April - 08 nYC's newspapers resume publishing after a 114 day strike  

1963  Soap operas "General Hospital" &"The Doctors" premier on TV on this day in history.  

1963  On April - 08 35th Academy Awards  

1963  On April - 08 len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies  

1964  John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years on April - 08.  

1964  On this day in history unmanned Gemini 1 launched  

1965  Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70 on April - 08.  

1966  AFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner on this day in history.  

1966  George Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79 on April - 08.  

1968  On this day in history the Beatles went gold again, receiving a gold record for the single, " Lady Madonna".  

1968  On this day in history 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of M L King  

1969  1st Baseball game in Canada on April - 08.  

1969  Arthur Walter Kramer, composer, dies at 78 on April - 08.  

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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 this day in history.  

1460  Ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida was born on this day in history.  

1533  Claudio Merulo, organist/composer was born on April - 08.  

1541  On this day in history birth of michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593)  

1582  On this day in history birth of phienas Fletcher, poet  

1605  Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter was born on April - 08.  

1605  Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65) was born on this day in history.  

1631  Cornelis de Heem, painter was born on April - 08.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0217  On this day in history death of caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29  

0956  Death of Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy on this day in history.  

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

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

1461  On this day in history death of georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423)  

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

1498  On April - 08 death of charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27  

1537  On this day in history willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies  

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