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Historical Events In April - 08

Thursday, 26 May 2022

1990  On April - 08 it becomes illeagal in Salem Oregon to be within 2' of nude dancers  

1990  On this day in history jack Nicklaus wins first start on Senior PGA tour  

1990  Wrestlemania VI-Ultimate Warrior beats Hulk Hogan for championship on this day in history.  

1990  Doreen Sloane, dies on this day in history.  

1991  Richard Thorpe director (MGM), dies at 95 on this day in history.  

1991  US minimum wage goes from $3.80 to $4.25 per hour on this day in history.  

1991  Warsaw Pact officially disolves on April - 08.  

1992  Juanito soccer star (Madrid Real 1977-87), dies at 37 in car crash on this day in history.  

1992  NFL decides to stay with 17 week sched instead of expanded 18 games on this day in history.  

1992  Nelson Olmstead, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1993  On this day in history arleen Whelan, dies of stroke at 78  

1994  On this day in history frank Wells, president (Disney), dies in helicopter crash  

1995  On this day in history maurice Allom, cricketer (14 Test wickets-NZ debut hat-trick), dies  

1996  On this day in history basil Hembry, farmer/campaigner, dies at 80  

1997  Laura Nyro, singer, dies of ovarian cancer at 49 on April - 08.  

2005  Birth of Leah Isadora Behn, granddaughter of King Harald V of Norway2006 Shedden massacre: The bodies of 8 murdered men are found in Shedden, Elgin County, Ontario on this day in history.  

2005  On April - 08 referendum in Curaçao on independence vs. integration with the Netherlands.  

2006  Bloc 8406 publishes their Manifesto on Freedom and Democracy for Viet Nam in Viet Nam; their name comes from this date on April - 08.  

2006  On this day in history bristol, United Kingdom celebrates the 200th birthday of Isambard Kingdom Brunel (actually apr 9) by relighting the Clifton Suspension Bridge.  

2006  Numbersixvalverde, ridden by Niall Madden, wins the Grand National at Aintree on this day in history.  

2006  On this day in history shedden massacre: The bodies of 8 murdered men are found in Shedden, Elgin County, Ontario.  

2007  Zach Johnson wins the 2007 Masters Tournament on this day in history.  

2012  Gunter Grass labelled persona non gratta by Israeli internal affairs minister Eli Yishai on April - 08.  

2013  15 people are killed and 53 are wounded by a car bombing in Damascus on April - 08.  

2014  Mike Babcock wins his 414th career game as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, becoming the winningest coach in Red Wings history (passing Jack Adams) on this day in history.  

2017  On April - 08 fifth day of protests by thousands in Caracas, Venezuela against the government  

2018  On April - 08 hungarian parliamentary election won by right-wing Fidesz–KDNP alliance with Viktor Orbán remaining Prime Minister  

2018  On April - 08 82nd Masters Golf: Patrick Reed wins his first major title shooting 273  

2018  On April - 08 syrian Civil War: At least 70 people are reported to have died and hundreds suffering injuries after a sarin chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta.  

2019  Protests in Sudan against the government of Omar al-Bashir continue with seven killed and 2,500 arrested in Khartoum Learn More >> on this day in history.  

2020  On this day in history bernie Sanders drops out of the Democratic race for US president  

2020  [COVID-19 pandemic] China ends the lockdown in Wuhan, with people allowed to leave the city for the first time in 76 days on this day in history.  

2020  On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] The Saudi-led coalition declares a unilateral ceasefire in its operations against Houthi forces in Yemen in accordance with United Nations-led efforts.  

2021  On April - 08 uS President Joe Biden says "Gun violence in this country is an epidemic" as he unveils package of executive actions including restrictions on "ghost guns"  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1320  On this day in history birth of king Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)  

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 this day in history.  

1541  Michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593) was born on April - 08.  

1582  Phienas Fletcher, poet was born on this day in history.  

1605  On this day in history birth of louis de Vadder, Flemish painter  

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.  

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 this day in history.  

1143  John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident on this day in history.  

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  Lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies on April - 08.  

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

1537  Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies on this day in history.  

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