Historical Events In April - 08
Thursday, 13 August 2020
1935 First radio tube made of metal announced, Schenectady, NY on April - 08.
1935 On April - 08 l Boyer discovers asteroid #1344 Caubeta
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 April - 08 orissa constituted a province of British India
1937 K Reinmuth discovers asteroids #1417 Walinskia ൙ Tamblyn on this day in history.
1937 On April - 08 m Laugier discovers asteroid #1426 Riviera
1937 The birth of Seymour Hersh, American journalist on this day in history.
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 April - 08.
1939 On this day in history uS recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war
1939 On this day in history aCV soccer team forms in Axes
1940 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' on this day in history.
1940 On April - 08 germany battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious
1941 Earle Graser, the eight-year voice of the radio program, "The Lone Ranger", died in an auto accident on April - 08.
1941 Navy takes over Treasure Island (SF Bay) on this day in history.
1941 Joe Louis TKOs Tony Musto in 9 for heavyweight boxing title on April - 08.
1942 A Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire," premieres in NYC on April - 08.
1942 Alfred Mombert, writer, dies on April - 08.
1943 On April - 08 hakuun Yasutani Roshi, founder of Sanbo Kyodan, receives dharma
1943 Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed on April - 08.
1945 US forces launch invasion of Okinawa during WW II on April - 08.
1945 Nazi occupiers executed, Nazi general Christiansen flees Netherlands on this day in history.
1946 On April - 08 400,000 US mine workers strike
1946 Tsunamis generated by a quake in Aleutian Trench strike Hilo Hawaii on this day in history.
1946 On April - 08 united Nations assemble for first time
1946 League of Nations assembles for last time on April - 08.
1947 On this day in history the first illustrated insurance policy was issued by the Allstate Insurance Company.
1947 On April - 08 largest recorded sunspot (7,000) observed
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 this day in history.
1950 On April - 08 charles R Drew surgeon/developer of blood bank concept, dies at 45