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Historical Events In April - 08

Thursday, 24 September 2020

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

1950  On this day in history "Miss Liberty" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 308 performances  

1950  On April - 08 albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63  

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

1952  On April - 08 big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe &Gamow  

1952  On April - 08 pres Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike  

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

1954  Army helicopter battalion formed, Fort Bragg, NC on this day in history.  

1954  On April - 08 uS Air Force Academy established  

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

1955  Goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroid #1852 Carpenter on this day in history.  

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

1957  On this day in history frank Chester, cricketer (distinguished 1-armed Engl Test ump), dies  

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

1960  Mabry Harper catches a 25 lb Walleye in Tennessee on April - 08.  

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

1960  U Nu elected premier of Burma on this day in history.  

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

1961  On this day in history jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye  

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

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 this day in history 35th Academy Awards  

1963  Len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies on April - 08.  

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

1964  Unmanned Gemini 1 launched on April - 08.  

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

1968  40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of M L King on April - 08.  

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

1969  On April - 08 arthur Walter Kramer, composer, dies at 78  

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

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 this day in history 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  On April - 08 death of caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29  

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

1143  On this day in history john II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident  

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 this day in history 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  Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies on this day in history.  

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