Historical Events In April - 08
Thursday, 15 April 2021
1935 First radio tube made of metal announced, Schenectady, NY on this day in history.
1935 L Boyer discovers asteroid #1344 Caubeta on April - 08.
1935 On this day in history 2nd Golf Masters Championship: Gene Sarazen wins, shooting a 282
1935 On this day in history edwin Cannan, economist, dies
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 Arthur William Foote, US organist/composer, dies at 84 on April - 08.
1938 On this day in history baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY
1938 On April - 08 harold Baumgartner, cricketer (took 2-99 lefty in test for S Af), dies
1939 On April - 08 uS recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war
1939 ACV soccer team forms in Axes on April - 08.
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 April - 08.
1940 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1941 Navy takes over Treasure Island (SF Bay) on April - 08.
1941 Joe Louis TKOs Tony Musto in 9 for heavyweight boxing title on April - 08.
1942 On April - 08 a Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire," premieres in NYC
1942 Alfred Mombert, writer, dies on April - 08.
1943 On this day in history hakuun Yasutani Roshi, founder of Sanbo Kyodan, receives dharma
1943 Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed on this day in history.
1945 On April - 08 uS forces launch invasion of Okinawa during WW II
1945 Nazi occupiers executed, Nazi general Christiansen flees Netherlands on this day in history.
1946 On this day in history 400,000 US mine workers strike
1946 On this day in history tsunamis generated by a quake in Aleutian Trench strike Hilo Hawaii
1946 United Nations assemble for first time on April - 08.
1946 On this day in history league of Nations assembles for last time
1947 On April - 08 the first illustrated insurance policy was issued by the Allstate Insurance Company.
1947 Largest recorded sunspot (7,000) observed on April - 08.
1947 Henry Ford, US industrialist (Ford cars), dies on this day in history.
1948 Soen Nakagawa & Nyogen Senzaki (Zen teachers) meet in SF on this day in history.
1948 Josef B Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), dies at 40 on April - 08.
1950 Charles R Drew surgeon/developer of blood bank concept, dies at 45 on this day in history.