April 08 in History – What happened on 08 April in Past

08 April - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on April 08, the day number in a year is 98 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 99. April 08 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

April 08 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
217Roman emperor Caracalla was assassinated at a roadside nearHarran and succeeded by his Praetorian Guard prefect Macrinus.
1271The Knights Hospitaller surrendered the Krak des Chevaliers to the army of the Mamluk sultan Baybars.
1341Italian scholar and poet Petrarch took the title poet laureate at a ceremony in Rome.
1730The first synagogue in the city of Sharith Israel was built in New York.
1740War of the Austrian Succession-The Royal Navy captured the Spanish ship of the line Princesa and mustered her into British service.
1740Wars of the Austrian Succession: The Royal Navy captured a Spanish ship off the line of Princesa outside Cap Finister and put it into British service.
1766The wicker basket was patented on the first fire escape belt, winch and chain.
1806Napoleon Bonaparte's daughter, Stephanie de Buehornas, married Prince Carl Ludwig Frederick, son.
1813Colonel James Ball came to Fort Meigs with 200 dragons.
1820A Greek peasant discovered a statue of a woman with its arms missing—the Venus de Milo—on the Aegean island of Milos.
1831The famous social reformer Raja Ram Maehan Roy reached England.
1831The famous social reformer Raja Ram Mohan Roy reached England.
1832Charles Darwin began the journey from Rio de Janeiro.
1857Mangal Pandey, who fired the first shot at the British, was hanged during India's first freedom struggle.
1864American Civil War-A decisive Confederate victory in the Battle of Mansfield stopped the advance of the Union Army's Red River Campaign.
1866The states of Italy and Persia formed an alliance against the Austrian Empire.
1879Selling of milk in glass bottles was first started.
1886British Prime Minister William Gladstone introduced the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
1886William Evert Gladstone of the Commons introduced the first Irish self-government bill in the British House.
1894Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, the famous Bengali poet and author of Vande Mataram, died in Calcutta Now Kolkata.
1904Longacre Square in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, was renamed Times Square after The New York Times building.
1904British occultist and writer Aleister Crowley began transcribing The Book of the Law, a Holy Book in Thelema.
1904Britain and France signed the Entente Cordial.
1911Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovered superconductivity.
1912Over 200 people drowned in the Nile after the ship collided with them.
1929During the Indian independence movement, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt were arrested for bomb throwing at the Delhi Central Assembly.
1944The tennis court battle began as the Battle of Kohima.
1947American industrialist Henry Ford died at the age of 83.
1950India and Pakistan sign Liaquat-Nehru treaty.
1961236 people killed when British ship Dara fell into Persian Gulf.
1965Border war started between India and Pakistan, also known as the Second War of Kashmir.
1968BOAC Flight 712 suffered an engine fire shortly after take-off from London Heathrow Airport, leading to deaths of five people on board, including flight attendant Barbara Jane Harrison, who was later awardeda posthumous George Cross for her heroism during the accident.
1973Artist Pablo Picasso died in his home in France.
1978Regular radio broadcasts of Parliament proceedings were started in the British.
1980Islander Potvin 2 shorthanded goals tie NHL record vs Kings and set NHL rec of 2 short handed playoff goals in 1 period.
1988General Weng Shang Kun elected president of China.
1990Aspects of Love was released at the broad KURST theatre in the New York City. It ran housefull For 377 days.
1990Ban on political parties lifted after violent protests by Birendra of Nepal.
1991I Hate Hamlet was released at the Walter Kern Theatre in the New York City. It ran housefull for 88 days.
1991Bill Shoemaker was paralyzed in a terrible car accident. He was injured.
19925 guys named Mac were released at Eugene O Neil Theatre in the New York City. It ran houseful for 445 days.
1992American tennis player Arthur Ashe announced that he had contracted HIV from blood transfusions; he would spend the remainder of his life as an AIDS activist.
1994Smoking was banned by the U.S. government in its military bases. It was also Bannedin the pentagon.
1995BPAA U.S. open was held in the year 1995. It was won by Dane Husted.
2005In Vatican City, the last farewell was given to Marhoom Pope.
2006Lukashenko took the oath of Belarus for the third time.
2008On board Soyuz TMA-12, Yi So-Yeon became the first Koreanperson, and second Asian woman, to go into space.
2008The wind turbines at the Bahrain World Trade Center, the first building to incorporate turbines into its design, became operational.
2010More than 100 people dead in the Krygyzstamirots leader Roza Notun Bayer a said that he would lead the temporary government for six month.
2013Britain’s former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher death of A Heart stroke. He was 87 year old.
2013Two Sunni Muslim Islamic extremist groups, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Al-Nusra Front, merged to become the Islamic State of Iraq And the Levant, also known as ISIS.
2013British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passed away.
2014Microsoft ended its support for its famous OS window OS. The system is released on 2001.
2015Indian journalist and famous writer Jayakantan passed away.



Famous Birthdays of April 08:

YearName / Profession / Country
1943James Herbert / Author / United Kingdom
1988Kim Myung-sung / Baseball Player / South Korea
1984Taran Noah Smith / Actor / United States of America
1912Alois Brunner / Army Officer / Germany
1986Igor Akinfeev / Fooballer / Russia
1926Henry N. Cobb / Academic / United States of America
1988Nitya Menon / Actress / India
1827Ramón Emeterio Betances / Journalist / Puerto Rico
1921Franco Corelli / Actor / Italy
1859Edmund Husserl / Philosopher / Germany
1942Douglas Trumbull / Producer / United States of America
1939Trina Schart Hyman / Author / United States of America
1968Tracy Grammer / Writer / United States of America
1987Jeremy Hellickson / Baseball Player / United States of America
1944Deke Richards / Writer / United States of America
1943Michael Bennett / Dancer / United States of America
1966Mark Blundell / Racing Car Driver / United Kingdom
1942Roger Chapman / Writer / United Kingdom
1888Dennis Chávez / Politician / United States of America
1905Helen Joseph / Activist / United Kingdom
1951Joan Sebastian / Actor / Mexico
1952Ahmet Piriştina / Politician / Turkey
1978Ana de la Reguera / Actress / Mexico
1826Pancha Carrasco / Soldier / Costa Rica
1978Bernt Haas / Footballer / Austria
1971Darren Jessee / Writer / United States of America
1905Erwin Keller / Ice Hockey Player / Germany
1943Chris Orr / Painter / United Kingdom
1949John Madden / Director / United Kingdom
1905Joachim Büchner / Sprinter / Germany

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