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Historical Events In April - 08

Thursday, 06 May 2021

1950  Unarmed Navy patrol aircraft shot down over Baltic Sea by USSR on April - 08.  

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

1950  Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63 on April - 08.  

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

1952  On this day in history big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe &Gamow  

1952  Pres Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike on this day in history.  

1953  On this day in history dag Hammarskjoeld chosen as secretary-general of UN  

1954  On this day in history army helicopter battalion formed, Fort Bragg, NC  

1954  On this day in history uS Air Force Academy established  

1954  "By the Beautiful Sea" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 270 perfs on April - 08.  

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

1956  On April - 08 20th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Burke Jr wins, shooting a 289  

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

1959  On April - 08 gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies  

1960  On April - 08 mabry Harper catches a 25 lb Walleye in Tennessee  

1960  RCA (TV &Infra-Red Observation 'weather' Satellite) I launched on this day in history.  

1960  U Nu elected premier of Burma on April - 08.  

1960  On this day in history neth & Germany sign accord concerning war casualties  

1961  Jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye on April - 08.  

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

1962  On April - 08 accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France  

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

1963  On this day in history soap operas "General Hospital" &"The Doctors" premier on TV  

1963  On this day in history 35th Academy Awards  

1963  Len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies on this day in history.  

1964  On April - 08 john Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years  

1964  Unmanned Gemini 1 launched on April - 08.  

1965  On this day in history erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70  

1966  On this day in history aFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner  

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

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

1968  On April - 08 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 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 April - 08 birth of ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida  

1533  On April - 08 birth of claudio Merulo, organist/composer  

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  On April - 08 birth of louis de Vadder, Flemish painter  

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

1631  Cornelis de Heem, painter was born on this day in history.  

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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  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 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 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 this day in history willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies  

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