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Famous Events For April 8

Famous Events For April 8 – Today In History

April 8: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – April 8  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 8th April 1455: Alfonso de Borgia was today elected as Pope Callistus III.
2. 8th April 1500: King Louis XII beats Duke Ludovico Sforza in the Battle at Novara.
3. 8th April 1525: The leader of the Teutonic Order, Albert von Brandenburg became the “Duke of Prussia”. He passed the first laws of the Protestant church making Prussia a Protestant state.
4. 8th April 1530: Holy Roman Emperor convenes the Imperial Diet in the city of Augsburg in Germany to address Protestant tensions.


18th Century – What Happened on April 8 – The 1700s

5. 8th April 1730: The first Jewish congregation in the U.S. forms a synagogue, “Shearith Israel in New York City today.
6. 8th April 1759: In India the British troops chased the French out of Masulipatam.
7. 8th April 1766: The first fire escape, a wicker basket on a pulley and chain was patented today.
8. 8th April 1767: Burmese invaders take Ayutthaya kingdom on this day.
9. 8th April 1783: Cathrine II of Russia annexes the Crimea today.
10. 8th April 1789: The first meeting of the U.S. House of Representatives was held on this day.
11. 8th April 1796: German Astronomer, Physicist, and Mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, proves the quadratic reciprocity law.

19th Century – April 8 This Day That Year – The 1800s

12. 8th April 1801: Soldiers riot in Bucharest and kill 128 Jews.
13. 8th April 1802: Today the French Protestant church became state-supported and controlled.
14. 8th April 1808: Pope Pious VII today promoted to an archdiocese, and founded the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore. The dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville).


15. 8th April 1820: “Venus de Milo” the famous ancient Greek statue is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos.
16. 8th April 1832: In the Black Hawk War, about 300 American troops of the 6th Infantry left Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis to conform the Sauk Indians today.
17. 8th April 1832: Naturalist Charles Darwin today began his trip through Rio de Janeiro
18. 8th April 1834: Cornelius Lawrence today became the first mayor to be elected by popular vote in a city election in New York City.
19. 8th April 1839: The first Intercollegiate Rodeo was held today at the Godshall Ranch in Apple Valley, CA.
20. 8th April 1838: Steam “Great Western” made its maiden voyage from Bristol in England to New York City.
21. 8th April 1848: In the first battle at Gioto, Sardinia-Piemonte beats the Austrians.
22. 8th April 1861: The confederacy today seized the US mint at Dahlonega, Georgia.
23. 8th April 1862: Today John D Lynde patented the aerosol dispenser.
24. 8th April 1864: The 13th Amendment was today passed by the US Senate by a vote of 38 to 6.
25. 8th April 1866: Italy and Prussia ally against Austria and Hungary.
26. 8th April 1869: The American Museum of Natural History opened today in New York City.


27. 8th April 1873: The first successful oleomargarine was patented today by Alfred Paraf.
28. 8th April 1879: Milk was today sold in glass bottles for the first time.
29. 8th April 1886: British Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone introduced the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
30. 8th April 1893: The Critic reports that ice cream soda is America’s national drink.
31. 8th April 1898: Anglo-Egyptian forces crush 6,000 Sudanese today in the battle of Atbara River.

20th Century – Important Events On This Day April 8th – The 1900s

32. 8th April 1902: Demonstrations organized in Belgium by socialists to demand better education, living conditions, the right to strike, and universal male suffrage resulted in riots and some deaths.
33. 8th April 1902: Russia and China signed a Convention of Evacuation today under which Russia agrees to evacuate Manchuria within 18 months.


34. 8th April 1904: Aleister Crowley, the British mystic, transcribes the first chapter of the Book of Law.
35. 8th April 1904: Great Britain and France today established a technical treaty “Entente Cordiale” settling long-standing disagreements over Morocco, Egypt, Africa, and the Pacific.
36. 8th April 1908: H.H. Asquith today succeeded Henry Campbell-Bannerman as British Prime Minister.
37. 8th April 1911: The first squash tournament was played today at the Harvard Club in New York City.
38. 8th April 1912: Steamers collided in the Nile today drowning 200 people.
39. 8th April 1913: The opening of China’s first Parliament takes place in Peking today.
40. 8th April 1913: The seventeenth amendment, requiring direct election of senators was ratified today.
41. 8th April 1914: The US and Colombia signed a treaty concerning the Panama Canal Zone.
42. 8th April 1916: Race driver Bob Burman crashes in Corona, California today killing three and badly injuring five spectators.

43. 8th April 1916: Active and Passive female suffrage was approved by Norway today.
44. 8th April 1924: South Africa today passed the Industrial Conciliation Act No 11, which provides for job reservation, excluding blacks from membership of registered trade i=unions and prohibited registration of black trade unions.
45. 8th April 1928: In the Indian Independence movement Bhagat Singh and Batukeswar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.
46. 8th April 1931: The “White Horse Inn” opened today in London.
47. 8th April 1933: The Manchester Guardian today warned of unknown Nazi terror.
48. 8th April 1935: The U.S. Congress today approved The Works Progress Administration.
49. 8th April 1939: Italy today invaded Albania.
50. 8th April 1939: King Zog I of Albania flees.
51. 8th April 1940: British aircraft carrier Gloro=ious was today sunk by German battle cruisers.
52. 8th April 1942: The rail link to the besieged city of Leningrad was opened by the Soviets today.
53. 8th April 1943: In an attempt to check inflation U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt today freezes wages and prices and prohibits workers from changing jobs unless it helps the war effort and bars rate increases to common carriers and public utilities.

54. 8th April 1943: Wendell Wilkie’s “One World” was published for the first time today.
55. 8th April 1945: Nazi occupiers executed and Nazi general Christiansen flees the Netherlands.
56. 8th April 1946: For the last time, the League of Nations assembled in Geneva today.
57. 8th April 1947: Largest recorded sunspots(7,000) observed.
58. 8th April 1947: Allstate Insurance Company today issued the first illustrated insurance policy today.
59. 8th April 1948: Zen teachers Soen Nakagawa and Nyogen Senzaki meet in San Francisco.
60. 8th April 1952: In an attempt to prevent a nationwide strike, U.S. President Truman seized steel mills today.
61. 8th April 1953: In Kenya, its founding father Jomo Kenyatta was today convicted of involvement with the Mau Mau rebellion and sentenced to 7 years in jail.
62. 8th April 1953: The bones of Sitting Bull were moved from North Dakota to South Dakota today.
63. 8th April 1956: Six marine recruits drown in an exercise at Paradise Isles.
64. 8th April 1956: In Sri Lanka, M Bandaranaike’s People’s Front wins elections.

65. 8th April 1960: The Civil Rights Bill with measures against discriminatory voting practices was today passed by the US Senate.
66. 8th April 1960: Neth and Germany sign an accord concerning war casualties today.
67. 8th April 1961: The British liner “Dara” exploded today in the Persian Gulf killing 236 people.
68. 8th April 1962: Bay of Pigs invaders got thirty years imprisonment in Cuba.
69. 8th April 1962: France today accepted by referendum the accords of Evian(Algeria).
70. 8th April 1964: Unmanned Gemini I was launched today.
71. 8th April 1965: India and Pakistan forces engaged in a border fight.
72. 8th April 1966: OAO 1 the first orbiting astronomical observatory was launched today.
73. 8th April 1966: Times today published the “Is God Dead” issue, its first issue without any images.
74. 8th April 1968: Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill and Jimmy Burke commit the Air France robbery, stealing $420,000/=.
75. 8th April 1968: Czechoslovakia Cernik government forms today.

76. 8th April 1968: Today the new Socialist constitution of East Germany takes effect.
77. 8th April 1970: Nixon’s nomination of Carswell to Supreme Court was today rejected by the Senate.
78. 8th April 1973: In Cyprus, thirty-two terrorist bombings take place today.
79. 8th April 1974: Discovery Island opens.
80. 8th April 1975: Frank Robinson of the Cleveland Indians became the first black manager of a major league baseball team.
81. 8th April 1985: India, today, filed a suit against Union Carbide for the Bhopal disaster.
82. 8th April 1986: Clint Eastwood was today elected mayor of Carmel, CA.
83. 8th April 1988: Lyn Nofzinger, aid of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan was today sentenced to prison for illegal lobbying for Wedtech Corporation.
84. 8th April 1990: The 30-year ban on political parties in Nepal was on this day lifted by King Birendra of Nepal.
85. 8th April 1992: The last issue of “Punch Magazine” was published today in England.
86. 8th April 1994: Smoking was banned in the Pentagon as well as in all military bases in the U.S.
87. 8th April 1998: In an appeal for a new federal investigation of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. her widow today presented new evidence today.

21st Century – April 8 This Day In History – The 2000s

88. 8th April 2000: A ban was imposed today on smoking in the Pentagon and other U.S. military bases.
89. 8th April 2001: Microsoft Corporation today released Internet Explorer 6,0.
90. 8th April 2002: Suzan-Lori Parks won the Pulitzer Prize for drama for her play “Topdog/Underdog” and became the first African-American woman to win it.
91. 8th April 2002: Ed McMahon today filed a $ 20 million lawsuit against his insurance company, a couple of insurance adjusters, and some environmental cleanup contractors for negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress concerning a toxic mold that had spread through his Beverly Hills home.
92. 8th April 2004: U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice testifies before the 9/11 commission.
93. 8th April 2006: In the Shedden massacre the bodies of eight men, all shot to death are found in a field in Ontario Canada. The murders are soon linked to the Bandidos motorcycle gang.
94. 8th April 2008: The Construction of the world’s first building to integrate wind turbines was completed in Bahrain.
95. 8th April 2012: Writer and playwright Gunter Grass was labeled persons non gratta by Israeli internal affairs minister Eli Yishai.
96. 8th April 2012: In a papal Easter message, Pope Benedict XVI calls for an end to Syrian bloodshed.
97. 8th April 2013: In a car bombing in Damascus 15 people were killed and 53 more wounded today.

98. 8th April 2013: The electoral commission today confirmed the election of Filip Vujanovic as President of Montenegro.
99. 8th April 2013: As tribal violence erupts in Darfur in Sudan, 163 people were killed and 50,000 were displaced.
100. 8th April 2017: Fifth day of protests against the government by thousands in Caracas, Venezuela.

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