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    What happened on April 8

    • April 8, 0217 "Death - Caracalla [Marcus Aurelius Antoniius] Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29"

    • April 8, 0217 "Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus."

    • April 8, 1093 The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin.

    • April 8, 1139 Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated.

    • April 8, 1143 "Death - John II Comnenus Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident"

    • April 8, 1149 Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum.

    • April 8, 1271 "In Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers."

    • April 8, 1364 "Death - Jan II the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44"

    • April 8, 1460 "Birthday - Ponce de Len San Tervas de Campos Spain, Spanish conqueror/explorer, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida"

    • April 8, 1492 "Death - Lorenzo I de' Medici""il Magnifico"" ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies"

    • April 8, 1498 "Death - Charles VIII King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27"

    • April 8, 1513 Explorer Juan Ponce de Len declares Florida a territory of Spain .

    • April 8, 1533 Birthday - Claudio Merulo organist/composer

    • April 8, 1537 "Death - Willem Aerts Flemish architect, dies"

    • April 8, 1582 Birthday - Phienas Fletcher poet

    • April 8, 1605 Birthday - Louis de Vadder Flemish painter

    • April 8, 1605 Birthday - Philip IV king of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)

    • April 8, 1614 "Birthday - El Greco [Domenikos Theotokopoulos] Irklion Crete Greece, painter (View of Toledo)"

    • April 8, 1629 "Death - Willem Teellinck Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50"

    • April 8, 1631 Birthday - Cornelis de Heem painter

    • April 8, 1642 Birthday - Gerard Callenbach Dutch Admiral

    • April 8, 1655 Birthday - Louis Willem I Margrave (Baden-Baden)

    • April 8, 1692 "Birthday - Giuseppe Tartini Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo)"

    • April 8, 1695 Birthday - Johann C Gnther writer

    • April 8, 1697 Birthday - Pierre Prowo composer

    • April 8, 1697 "Death - Niels Juel Danish Admiral (Oland, Moen, Kjgebocht), dies at 67"

    • April 8, 1708 Birthday - Georg Zarth composer

    • April 8, 1726 "Birthday - Lewis Morris Bronx NY, US farmer (signed Declaration of Independence)"

    • April 8, 1730 "Shearith Israel, the first synagogue in New York City, is dedicated."

    • April 8, 1731 "Birthday - William Williams Lebanon CT, US merchant (signed Declaration of Independence)"

    • April 8, 1736 "Death - Pedro Vaz Rego composer, dies at 63"

    • April 8, 1741 Birthday - Jos B da Gama Portuguese poet (O Uraguai)

    • April 8, 1756 Birthday - Joseph Gehot composer

    • April 8, 1759 "Death - Franois de La Croix composer, dies at 76"

    • April 8, 1767 Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders.

    • April 8, 1775 Birthday - Adam A earl von Neipperg Austrian General/Napoleon's wife Marie lover

    • April 8, 1776 Birthday - Thaddaus Weigl composer

    • April 8, 1778 "Death - Pieter Teyler van der Hulst Dutch founder (Teyler Museum), dies at 76"

    • April 8, 1783 "Birthday - John Claudius London England, horticulturist"

    • April 8, 1794 Death - Marie-Jean-Antoine-Nicholas-Caritat mathematician dies

    • April 8, 1798 Birthday - Dionysios Solomos poet

    • April 8, 1816 Birthday - Frederick William Burton painter

    • April 8, 1818 Birthday - Christaan IX king of Denmark (1863-1906)

    • April 8, 1820 The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos.

    • April 8, 1828 Birthday - George Baird Hodge Brigadier General (Confederate Army)

    • April 8, 1831 Birthday - Allard Pierson Dutch theologiost/philosopher/art historian/poet

    • April 8, 1832 Birthday - Alfred von Waldersee Prussian fieldmarshal

    • April 8, 1832 "Black Hawk War: Around 300 United States 6th Infantry troops leave St. Louis, Missouri to fight the Sauk Native Americans."

    • April 8, 1843 "Birthday - Asger Hamerik [Hammerich], composer"

    • April 8, 1844 "Death - Ignaz Franz von Mosel composer, dies at 72"

    • April 8, 1848 "Battle of Goito, part of the Italian Wars of Independence"

    • April 8, 1848 "Death - Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti Italian composer, dies at 50"

    • April 8, 1850 "Birthday - William Henry Welch US, pathologist, founded John Hopkins"

    • April 8, 1851 "Death - John Parry composer, dies at 75"

    • April 8, 1853 "Death - Jan W Pieneman historical painter (Battle at Waterloo), dies at 73"

    • April 8, 1858 "Death - Anton Diabelli Austrian composer/publisher, dies at 76"

    • April 8, 1859 "Birthday - Edmund Husserl Germany, philosopher (founded Phenomenology)"

    • April 8, 1861 "Death - Elisha G Otis US elevator builder (Otis), dies at 50"

    • April 8, 1863 "Death - Joseph Netherclift composer, dies at 70"

    • April 8, 1865 "Death - John Park composer, dies at 61"

    • April 8, 1866 Italy and Prussia ally against Austria-Hungary.

    • April 8, 1867 The first World's Fair is inaugurated in Paris.

    • April 8, 1869 "Birthday - Harvey Cushing US, neurosurgeon (blood pressure studies)"

    • April 8, 1870 "Death - Charles-Auguste de Beriot Belgian violinist/composer, dies at 68"

    • April 8, 1871 "Death - Charles-Louis Hanssens composer, dies at 68"

    • April 8, 1873 Alfred Paraf of New York City patented the first successful oleomargarine.

    • April 8, 1875 Birthday - Albert I von Saksen-Coburg king of Belgium (1909-34)

    • April 8, 1878 Birthday - Rudolf Nelson composer

    • April 8, 1880 Birthday - Victor Schertzinger composer/director (Uptown NY)

    • April 8, 1881 Birthday - Fernand Lamy composer

    • April 8, 1885 Birthday - Dimitrios Levidis composer

    • April 8, 1886 Birthday - Margaret A Barnes writer

    • April 8, 1886 William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.

    • April 8, 1887 "Birthday - Walter Connolly Cincinnati OH, actor (Good Earth, 5th Avenue Girl)"

    • April 8, 1889 "Birthday - Sir Adrian Boult Chester England, conductor (BBC Symphony Orchestra)"

    • April 8, 1889 "Death - Henry Jupp cricketer (scored 63 on Test debut for England in 1877), dies"

    • April 8, 1890 "Death - Junius Morgan philanthropist, dies at 76"

    • April 8, 1892 Birthday - Richard J Neutra Austrian/US architect (Who Built America?)

    • April 8, 1893 "Birthday - Grace Cunard Columbus OH, silent screen actress (Resurrection)"

    • April 8, 1893 Birthday - Henri Puvrez Belgian sculptor (Sereniteit)

    • April 8, 1893 "Birthday - Mary Pickford [Gladys Louise Smith] Toronto Ontario Canada, actress (Poor Little Rich Girl, Daddy Long Legs)"

    • April 8, 1893 "The first recorded college basketball game occurs in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania."

    • April 8, 1894 "Death - Bankim C Chattopadhyaya writer (Mrinalini, Anandamath), dies at 55"

    • April 8, 1895 "Birthday - Bert I[ra] Gordon Kenosha WI, diector/producer (Empire of the Ants, Magic Sword, Amazing Colossal Man)"

    • April 8, 1895 Birthday - Sigurdur Thordarson composer

    • April 8, 1895 The United States Supreme Court declares income tax to be unconstitutional in Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co.

    • April 8, 1896 Birthday - Karl Hermann Pillney composer

    • April 8, 1897 Birthday - Herbert Eimert German composer/musicologist (Glockenspiel)

    • April 8, 1897 "Death - George Garrett composer, dies at 62"

    • April 8, 1897 "Death - Heinrich von Stephan UK politician, dies"

    • April 8, 1898 "Birthday - Achiel H Acker Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58)"

    • April 8, 1898 Birthday - Cecil [Maurice] Bowra British classics expert (Greek experience)

    • April 8, 1898 "Birthday - E Y ""Yip"" Harburg [Isidore Hochberg], lyricist/librettist"

    • April 8, 1899 Martha Place becomes the first woman to be executed in an electric chair.

    • April 8, 1902 Birthday - Arthur Wellard cricketer (big hitting Somerset & England batsman)

    • April 8, 1902 "Birthday - Josef Krips Vienna Austria, conductor (London Symphony 1954-63)"

    • April 8, 1902 "Death - Sipyagain Russian minister of interior/headed Secret Service, assassinated"

    • April 8, 1903 "Birthday - Ilka Chase New York NY, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien)"

    • April 8, 1904 Birthday - John Antill composer

    • April 8, 1904 Birthday - John R Hicks British economist (Nobel 1972)

    • April 8, 1904 British mystic Aleister Crowley transcribes the first chapter of the Book of the Law.

    • April 8, 1904 Longacre Square in Midtown Manhattan is renamed Times Square after The New York Times.

    • April 8, 1904 The French Third Republic and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland sign the Entente cordiale.

    • April 8, 1905 "Birthday - George Baxter Paris France, actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged)"

    • April 8, 1905 "Birthday - Hans Scherfig Danish marxist/writer (Idealister, Frydenholm)"

    • April 8, 1905 Birthday - Helen B M Fennell Joseph anti-apartheid writer (Side by Side)

    • April 8, 1905 Birthday - Pierre Wigny Belgian minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61) [or 4/18]

    • April 8, 1906 Birthday - Charles J B Jonckheere Flemish poet/writer (Mirror of the Sea)

    • April 8, 1907 Birthday - Maurice Stacey chemist

    • April 8, 1908 Birthday - Neil Lawson British high court judge

    • April 8, 1909 Birthday - George Dixon trumpet/sax

    • April 8, 1909 Birthday - Olavi Pesonen composer

    • April 8, 1909 Birthday - William James Millar Mackenzie political scientist

    • April 8, 1910 Birthday - George Musso NFL guard (Chicago Bears)

    • April 8, 1910 Birthday - Wendell Bill cricketer (New South Wales bat 1929-36 Century on debut 1930)

    • April 8, 1911 Birthday - Douglas Hyde socialist/Christian

    • April 8, 1911 "Birthday - Melvin Calvin US chemist (photosynthesis, Nobel 1961)"

    • April 8, 1911 "Birthday - mile Michel Cioran Romania, writer (The Trouble With Being Born, Anathemas and Admirations)"

    • April 8, 1912 "Birthday - Josef Gabck Czechoslovakia, resistance fighter (attacked Heydrich)"

    • April 8, 1912 "Birthday - Sonja Henie Oslo Norway, ice skater/actress (Olympics-gold-1928,32,36)"

    • April 8, 1913 Birthday - H Ernst bishop (Breda Netherlands)

    • April 8, 1913 "The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring direct election of Senators, becomes law."

    • April 8, 1914 "Birthday - John Cameron cricketer (brother of Jimmy, West Indies vice-captain 1939 England tour)"

    • April 8, 1914 "Death - Jakub Arbes Czechoslovakia, author (Andl Miru), dies at 73"

    • April 8, 1916 "Australian soldiers take up positions on the Western Front at Armentières, France"

    • April 8, 1916 "In Corona, California, car racer Bob Burman crashes, killing three and badly injuring five spectators."

    • April 8, 1918 Establishment of the Repatriation Department

    • April 8, 1918 "World War I: Actors Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin sell war bonds on the streets of New York, New York's financial district."

    • April 8, 1919 Birthday - [Douglas] Ian Smith premier of Rhodesia (1964-..)

    • April 8, 1919 "Death - Roland baron Etvs Hungarian physicist, dies at 70"

    • April 8, 1920 "Birthday - Carmen [Mercedes] McRae New York NY, US jazz singer/pianist (Downbeat's New Star of 1954)"

    • April 8, 1920 "Birthday - Erik Pausin Austria, figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936)"

    • April 8, 1920 "Death - Charles Tomlinson Griffes US composer (White Peacock), dies at 35"

    • April 8, 1921 "Birthday - Alfie Bass London England, actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served)"

    • April 8, 1921 Birthday - Betty [Bloomer] Ford 1st lady (1975-76)/namesake for Betty Ford Clinic

    • April 8, 1921 Birthday - Jan Novak composer

    • April 8, 1921 "Birthday - Virginia O'Brien Los Angeles CA, actress/singer (Gus, Ziegfeld Follies, Thousands Cheer)"

    • April 8, 1921 "Death - Earnest von Possart German actor/stage manager, dies"

    • April 8, 1923 "Birthday - Edward Mulhare Cork Ireland, actor (Daniel Gregg-Ghost & Mrs Muir)"

    • April 8, 1923 "Birthday - Franco Corelli Ancona Italy, tenor (Don Jos-Carmen)"

    • April 8, 1925 "Birthday - Shecky Greene Chicago IL, comedian/actor (Love Machine, Combat)"

    • April 8, 1925 "First planned night landings on a carrier, USS Langley, by VF-1"

    • April 8, 1928 "Birthday - Eric Porter London England, actor (Antony & Cleopatra, 39 Steps)"

    • April 8, 1928 "Birthday - John Gavin Los Angeles CA, actor (Back Street, Psycho, Murder for Sale)"

    • April 8, 1928 Birthday - Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus CEO (NVSH)

    • April 8, 1928 Birthday - Monty Sunshine jazz bandleader (Gotta Travel On)

    • April 8, 1929 "Birthday - Jacques Brel Brussels Belgium, songwriter/singer/actor (Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Pain in the A__)"

    • April 8, 1929 Birthday - Renzo de Felice historian

    • April 8, 1929 Birthday - Walter Berry Austria singer/ex husband of Christa Ludwig

    • April 8, 1929 Birthday - William K Everson film historian

    • April 8, 1929 "Indian Independence Movement: At Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts, and bombs to court arrest."

    • April 8, 1930 "Birthday - Dorothy Tutin London England, actress (Importance of Being Earnest, Cromwell)"

    • April 8, 1930 "Birthday - John Bartholomew Tucker Pennsylvania, TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island)"

    • April 8, 1930 "Birthday - John Reardon New York NY, baritone (Falke-Die Fledermaus)"

    • April 8, 1930 "Birthday - Julien Van Remoortere [Piet Mortelman], Flemish writer (Fist)"

    • April 8, 1930 "Birthday - Mary Moore principal (St Hilda's College, Oxford)"

    • April 8, 1931 "Death - Eric Axel Karlfeldt poet, dies"

    • April 8, 1932 "Birthday - John Gavin Los Angeles CA, actor (Felony, Jennifer, House of Shadows)"

    • April 8, 1933 Birthday - Fred Ebb lyricist (Cabaret)

    • April 8, 1933 Birthday - Jaroslav Smolka composer

    • April 8, 1935 "Birthday - Albert G Bustamante (Representative-Democrat-TX, 1985- )"

    • April 8, 1935 Birthday - Donald Thompsett cricket umpire

    • April 8, 1935 Birthday - Elizabeth Barrett-Connor epidemiologist (Living legacy award-1984)

    • April 8, 1935 "Death - Edwin Cannan economist, dies"

    • April 8, 1935 The Works Progress Administration is formed when the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 becomes law.

    • April 8, 1936 "Birthday - Klaus Lowitsch Berlin, actor (Despair, Marriage of Marla Braun)"

    • April 8, 1937 "Birthday - Ronald Anthony ""Tony"" Clegg property trader"

    • April 8, 1937 Birthday - Seymour Hersh award winning investigative reporter (New York Times)

    • April 8, 1937 "Death - Arthur William Foote US organist/composer, dies at 84"

    • April 8, 1937 "Death - William Henry Hadow composer (Studies in Modern Music), dies at 77"

    • April 8, 1938 Birthday - Barton Keith McLean composer

    • April 8, 1938 "Birthday - Lory Patrick Beckley WV, actress (Trina-Tales of Wells Fargo)"

    • April 8, 1938 Birthday - Mohammad Farooq cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 7 Tests 1960-65)

    • April 8, 1938 "Death - Harold Baumgartner cricketer (took 2-99 lefty in test for S Af), dies"

    • April 8, 1940 "Birthday - John Havlicek Martin's Ferry OH, NBA hall-of-famer (Boston Celtics)"

    • April 8, 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'"

    • April 8, 1940 World War II: Great Britain and France announce that they have mined Norwegian territorial waters to prevent their use by German supply ships.

    • April 8, 1941 "Birthday - Peggy Lennon Los Angeles CA, singer (Lennon Sisters)"

    • April 8, 1941 "Death - Eugne-Marcel Prvost novelist, dies"

    • April 8, 1941 "Earle Graser, the eight-year voice of the radio program, ""The Lone Ranger"", died in an auto accident."

    • April 8, 1942 "Birthday - Douglas Trumbull director (Silent Running, Brainstorm)"

    • April 8, 1942 Birthday - Eduard Visser Dutch writer (Fyffes are now called Chiquita)

    • April 8, 1942 "Death - Alfred Mombert writer, dies"

    • April 8, 1942 World War II: Siege of Leningrad - Soviet Union forces open a much-needed railway link to Leningrad.

    • April 8, 1942 World War II: the Japanese take Bataan in the Philippines.

    • April 8, 1943 "Birthday - Carol Lavell Fairfax VT, equestrian dressage (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)"

    • April 8, 1943 Birthday - J P Kavanaugh racehorse trainer

    • April 8, 1943 Birthday - Michael Bennett aids victim/choreographer (A Chorus Line)

    • April 8, 1943 Birthday - Robby Weaver actor (Stone)

    • April 8, 1943 Birthday - Tony Banks English politician (Labour Party)

    • April 8, 1943 Birthday - William Garth Morrison Chief scout

    • April 8, 1943 "Death - Paul Colin Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed"

    • April 8, 1943 "Death - Richard Sears 1st to win US amateur national tennis match, dies at 81"

    • April 8, 1943 "U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases to common carriers and public utilities."

    • April 8, 1944 Birthday - Anthony Farrar Hockley military historian

    • April 8, 1944 "Birthday - Christoph Hein Heinzendorf Silesia (now in Poland), writer"

    • April 8, 1944 "Birthday - Hywel Bennett South Wales, actor (Family Way, Shelley)"

    • April 8, 1944 "Birthday - Roger Chapman Leicester Leicestershire England, rock vocalist (Family-Family Entertainment)"

    • April 8, 1944 "Birthday - Santiago Jimenez Jr US accordionist (El Mero Mero, Viva Seguin)"

    • April 8, 1945 Birthday - Ian White Member of European Parliament for Bristol

    • April 8, 1946 "Birthday - Jim ""Catfish"" Hunter major-league pitcher (A's, Yankees)"

    • April 8, 1946 "Birthday - Stuart Pankin Philadelphia PA, comedian (Striptease, Congo, Earl-Dinosaurs)"

    • April 8, 1946 "The last meeting of the League of Nations, the precursor of the United Nations, is held."

    • April 8, 1947 "Birthday - Cindy Pickett Norman OK, actress (Guiding Light, St Elsewhere)"

    • April 8, 1947 "Birthday - Gerald McRaney Collins MS, actor (Rick-Simon & Simon, Major Dad)"

    • April 8, 1947 "Birthday - Hsiao-hsien Hou director (Cheerful Wind, City of Sadness, Puppetmaster)"

    • April 8, 1947 "Birthday - Peter Banks England, guitarist (Yes)"

    • April 8, 1947 "Birthday - Steve Howe London England, rock guitarist (Asia, Yes-Roundabout)"

    • April 8, 1947 "Birthday - Thomas D Delay (Representative-Republican-TX, 1985- )"

    • April 8, 1947 "Death - Henry Ford US industrialist (Ford cars), dies"

    • April 8, 1947 The first illustrated insurance policy was issued by the Allstate Insurance Company.

    • April 8, 1948 "Birthday - Richard Alan Litchfield Massachusetts, bank robber (FBI most wanted)"

    • April 8, 1948 "Death - Josef B Kjellgren Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), dies at 40"

    • April 8, 1949 "Birthday - Jim Lampley Hendersonville NC, newscaster (Monday Night Baseball)"

    • April 8, 1950 "Death - Albert Ehrenstein Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63"

    • April 8, 1950 "Death - Vaslav Fromich Nijinsky Ukrainian ballet dancer, dies in London"

    • April 8, 1950 India and Pakistan sign the Liaquat-Nehru Pact.

    • April 8, 1950 Unarmed Navy patrol aircraft shot down over Baltic Sea by USSR

    • April 8, 1951 Birthday - Mel Schachter rocker (Grand Funk Railroad)

    • April 8, 1951 "First of 4 detonations, Operation Greenhouse nuclear test"

    • April 8, 1952 Birthday - Adam Woods rock drummer/pianist (Fixx)

    • April 8, 1952 U.S. President Harry S. Truman calls for the seizure of all domestic steel mills to prevent a nationwide strike.

    • April 8, 1953 Mau Mau leader Jomo Kenyatta is convicted by Kenya's British rulers.

    • April 8, 1954 "Birthday - Gary Carter catcher (Montral Expos, New York Mets)"

    • April 8, 1954 "Birthday - John Schneider Mount Kisco NY, actor (Bo-Dukes of Hazzard)"

    • April 8, 1955 Birthday - John Campbell harness racer (3-time winner of Hambletonian)

    • April 8, 1957 "Birthday - Michael Spound Santa Monica CA, actor (Dave-Hotel)"

    • April 8, 1957 "Death - Frank Chester cricketer (distinguished 1-armed England Test ump), dies"

    • April 8, 1957 The Suez Canal in Egypt is reopened.

    • April 8, 1959 Birthday - Franklyn Stephenson cricketer (great all-rounder)

    • April 8, 1959 "Birthday - Martin John Weston Worcester England, cricketer"

    • April 8, 1959 "Death - Gustave Charlier Belgian literature historian, dies"

    • April 8, 1960 The U.S. Senate approves a civil rights bill despite Southern senators' marathon filibuster effort.

    • April 8, 1962 "Birthday - Izzy Stradlin [Jeff Isabelle] Lafayette IN, guitarist (Guns N' Roses-Welcome to the Jungle)"

    • April 8, 1963 "Birthday - Alec James Stewart Merton England, cricketer (son of Mickey/opening bat/occasional wicket keeper)"

    • April 8, 1963 "Birthday - Erica Terwillegar Nelsonville NJ, lugist"

    • April 8, 1963 "Birthday - Julian Lennon Liverpool England, John's son/singer (Too Late for Goodbyes)/subject of Beatles' ""Hey Jude"""

    • April 8, 1963 Birthday - Terry Porter NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)

    • April 8, 1963 "Death - Len Tuckett cricketer (no runs no wickets in 1 Test for S A), dies"

    • April 8, 1964 "Birthday - Biz Markie rocker (Meteor Man, Townsend Television)"

    • April 8, 1964 "Birthday - Valinda Hilleary Littleton CO, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1993)"

    • April 8, 1965 "Death - Erik A Blomberg Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70"

    • April 8, 1965 "Death - Jack Durston cricketer (one Test for England, 4-102 & 1-34), dies"

    • April 8, 1965 "Death - Lars Hanson Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), dies after illness at 78"

    • April 8, 1965 Number one hit on UK music charts - Unit Four Plus Two - Concrete & Clay

    • April 8, 1966 "Birthday - Robin [Virginia] Wright Penn Dallas TX, actress (Jenny-Forrest Gump, Kelly-Santa Barbara, Princess Bride)"

    • April 8, 1966 "Death - George Creten Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79"

    • April 8, 1967 "Birthday - Kenneth [Kenny] Charlie Griffith Benjamin St John's Antigua, cricketer (West Indies like his namesake)"

    • April 8, 1968 Birthday - Don Davey NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)

    • April 8, 1968 "Birthday - Patricia Arquette New York NY, actress (Ed Wood, Nightmare on Elm Street 3)"

    • April 8, 1968 "The Beatles went gold again, receiving a gold record for the single, " Lady Madonna"."

    • April 8, 1969 Birthday - Steve Jackson NFL cornerback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

    • April 8, 1969 "Death - Arthur Walter Kramer composer, dies at 78"

    • April 8, 1969 "Death - Denton Cooley got 1st fully artificial heart, dies at 48"

    • April 8, 1970 "Birthday - Derek D Brown Washington DC, team handball right wing (Olympics-1996)"

    • April 8, 1970 Birthday - Gerald Vaughn CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

    • April 8, 1970 Birthday - Harold Bishop NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns)

    • April 8, 1970 "Death - Marie V Felix Prince of Luxemburg, dies"

    • April 8, 1971 "Birthday - Edward Fryatt Rochdale England, Nike golfer (1994 NCAA West Regional)"

    • April 8, 1971 "Birthday - Marc Peers Edmonton Alberta, tornado yachter (Olympics-96)"

    • April 8, 1972 Birthday - Damon Watts NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)

    • April 8, 1972 Birthday - Isaac Davis NFL guard (San Diego Chargers)

    • April 8, 1972 "Birthday - Katrina Powell Canberra Australia, field hockey striker (Olympics-96)"

    • April 8, 1973 "32 terrorist bombings in Cyprus, Picasso dies"

    • April 8, 1973 "Birthday - Alex Gonzalez Miami FL, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)"

    • April 8, 1973 Birthday - Joel Davis guard (Cincinnati Bengals)

    • April 8, 1973 "Birthday - Walter Nicholas Henry Tongue Auckland New Zealand, 50 meter/100 meter swimmer (Olympics-96)"

    • April 8, 1973 "Death - Pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies near Mougins France at 91"

    • April 8, 1974 Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record by collecting his 715th round-tripper.

    • April 8, 1975 Frank Robinson manages the Cleveland Indians in his first game as major league baseball's first African American manager.

    • April 8, 1976 "Birthday - Jim Farnum Honolulu HI, kayak (alternate-Olympics-96)"

    • April 8, 1976 "Death - Phil Ochs rock producer (Joe Hill), dies at 35"

    • April 8, 1977 "Death - Frank Milan actor (The Witness), dies at 71"

    • April 8, 1978 "Death - Ford C Frick baseball commissioner, dies at 83"

    • April 8, 1978 Number one hit on UK music charts - Brian & Michael - Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs

    • April 8, 1981 "Birthday - Rebecca Wilson Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)"

    • April 8, 1981 "Death - General Omar Bradley last 5-star General, dies in New York at 88"

    • April 8, 1981 Death - Norman Taurog dies

    • April 8, 1981 "Death - Omar Bradley last US 5-star General, (Normandy) dies in New York at 88"

    • April 8, 1984 "Birthday - Taran Noah Smith San Francisco CA, actor (Mark Taylor-Home Improvement)"

    • April 8, 1985 "Bhopal disaster: India files suit against Union Carbide for the disaster which killed an estimated 2,000 and injured another 200,000."

    • April 8, 1987 "Death - Francis C Denebrink US Naval officer (WWI, WWII, Korea) dies at 90"

    • April 8, 1987 Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigns amid controversy over racially-charged remarks he had made while on Nightline.

    • April 8, 1989 South Africa: the Democratic Party is formed from the merger of four parties.

    • April 8, 1989 "The two Greek Communist parties, along with smaller left-wing parties, merge to form the Coalition of the Left and Progress in Greece."

    • April 8, 1990 Death - Doreen Sloane dies

    • April 8, 1990 Death - Jose De Vega dies of AIDS at 56

    • April 8, 1990 "Death - Ryan White hemophiliac aids sufferer, dies at 18 - The Ryan White Foundation was founded later in 1991 by Jeanne White and Phil Donahue"

    • April 8, 1990 New Democracy wins the national election in Greece.

    • April 8, 1992 Death - Nelson Olmstead dies at 78

    • April 8, 1992 "Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries."

    • April 8, 1993 Death - Arleen Whelan dies of stroke at 78

    • April 8, 1993 "Death - H Earnest bishop of Breda, dies"

    • April 8, 1993 "Death - Marian Anderson US contralto (My Lord, What a Morning), dies at 96"

    • April 8, 1994 "Death - Frank Wells president (Disney), dies in helicopter crash"

    • April 8, 1994 "Death - Irene Eisinger singer, dies at 91"

    • April 8, 1994 "Death - Walter Arnold German theologist (World council of Churches), dies at 64"

    • April 8, 1995 "Death - Maurice Allom cricketer (14 Test wickets-New Zealand debut hat-trick), dies"

    • April 8, 1996 "Death - Basil Hembry farmer/campaigner, dies at 80"

    • April 8, 1996 "Death - Ben Johnson cowboy actor (Tex, Dillinger), dies of heart attack at 77"

    • April 8, 1996 "Death - Charles Donald Adams singer, dies at 67"

    • April 8, 1997 "Death - Laura Nyro singer, dies of ovarian cancer at 49"

    • April 8, 1999 "Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress."

    • April 8, 2000 "19 Marines are killed when an Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashes near Marana, Arizona."

    • April 8, 2004 Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.

    • April 8, 2004 U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice testifies before the 9/11 Commission .

    • April 8, 2006 "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."







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Visitors' Postings

    • April 08, 1838 Visitor posting - Brunel's 'Great Western' began scheduled transatlantic service; Bristol - Boston. - United Kingdom

    • April 08, 1929 Visitor posting - Born - Madlyn Wright; who touched lives forever - USA the_princess369@yahoo.com

    • April 08, 1929 "Visitor posting - Sahid Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw bomb and handouts in Central Assembly and shout slogan "" INQLAB ZINDABAD"" to court arrest. - India anilkumar.gaya@gmail.com"

    • April 08, 1969 Visitor posting - Caroline Anne Nicholls Born - Australia

    • April 08, 1994 Visitor posting - Hakeem Jackson born - USA

    • April 08, 1996 Visitor posting - Grant McDonald was born the son of Michael Vick - USA

    • April 08, 1996 Visitor posting - Vick's other son Quentin Jones was born - USA

    • April 08, 1998 Visitor posting - James Jay Mallioux Jr. was born - USA

    • April 08, 2004 Visitor posting - Rachael F. was born to Rich & Jeanee F. - USA



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