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April 8th, 2008 (April 08 2008)EventYi So-yeon became the first South Korean to fly in space.
April 8th, 2008 (April 08 2008)DeathTimothy Beaumont, Baron Beaumont of Whitley (born in 1928)
April 8th, 2008 (April 08 2008)DeathJohn Button, Australian politician (born in 1933)
April 8th, 2008 (April 08 2008)DeathStanley Kamel, American actor (born in 1943)
April 8th, 2007 (April 08 2007)DeathCarey W. Barber, a member of Governing Body of Jehovah s Witnesses (born in 1905)
April 8th, 2007 (April 08 2007)DeathSol LeWitt, American artist (born in 1928)
April 8th, 2006 (April 08 2006)EventShedden 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.
April 8th, 2006 (April 08 2006)DeathGerard Reve, Dutch writer (born in 1923)
April 8th, 2005 (April 08 2005)DeathEddie Miksis, American baseball player (born in 1926)
April 8th, 2005 (April 08 2005)DeathOnna White, Canadian choreographer (born in 1924)
April 8th, 2004 (April 08 2004)EventDarfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.
April 8th, 2004 (April 08 2004)EventU.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice testifies before the 9/11 Commission.Condoleezza Rice Quotes
April 8th, 2004 (April 08 2004)DeathEnda Colleran, Gaelic footballer (born in 1941)
April 8th, 2002 (April 08 2002)DeathMaria Felix, Mexican actress (born in 1914)
April 8th, 2000 (April 08 2000)EventNineteen Marines are killed when an V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashes near Marana, Arizona.
April 8th, 2000 (April 08 2000)DeathClaire Trevor, American actress (born in 1910)
April 8th, 1999 (April 08 1999)EventHaryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
April 8th, 1997 (April 08 1997)DeathLaura Nyro, American singer and composer (born in 1947)Laura Nyro Quotes
April 8th, 1996 (April 08 1996)DeathGeorge W. Jenkins, American businessman (born in 1907)
April 8th, 1996 (April 08 1996)DeathBen Johnson, American actor (born in 1918)
April 8th, 1996 (April 08 1996)DeathLeon Klimovsky, Argentine film director (born in 1906)
April 8th, 1994 (April 08 1994)DeathFrancois Rozet, French Canadian actor (born in 1899)
April 8th, 1993 (April 08 1993)BirthTrent Sullivan, Australian Actor
April 8th, 1993 (April 08 1993)DeathMarian Anderson, American contralto (born in 1897)
April 8th, 1992 (April 08 1992)EventRetired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries.Arthur Ashe Quotes
April 8th, 1992 (April 08 1992)BirthShelby Young, American actress
April 8th, 1992 (April 08 1992)DeathDaniel Bovet, Swiss-born pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (born in 1907)
April 8th, 1991 (April 08 1991)DeathDead (musician), Swedish metal singer (born in 1969)
April 8th, 1990 (April 08 1990)EventNew Democracy wins the national election in Greece.
April 8th, 1990 (April 08 1990)DeathRyan White, American AIDS activist (born in 1971)
April 8th, 1989 (April 08 1989)EventSouth Africa: The Democratic Party is formed from the merger of four parties.
April 8th, 1989 (April 08 1989)EventThe two Greek Communist parties, along with smaller left-wing parties, merge to form the Coalition of the Left and Progress in Greece.
April 8th, 1989 (April 08 1989)BirthHitomi Takahashi, Japanese singer
April 8th, 1987 (April 08 1987)EventLos Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigns amid controversy over racially-charged remarks he had made while on Nightline.
April 8th, 1987 (April 08 1987)BirthRoyston Drenthe, Dutch footballer
April 8th, 1986 (April 08 1986)BirthIgor Akinfeev, Russian footballer
April 8th, 1986 (April 08 1986)BirthFelix Hernandez, Venezuelan baseball player
April 8th, 1986 (April 08 1986)BirthErika Sawajiri, Japanese actress, model and singer
April 8th, 1986 (April 08 1986)DeathYukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer (born in 1967)
April 8th, 1985 (April 08 1985)EventBhopal disaster: India files suit against Union Carbide for the disaster which killed an estimated 2,000 and injured another 200,000.
April 8th, 1985 (April 08 1985)DeathJ. Fred Coots, American songwriter (born in 1897)
April 8th, 1984 (April 08 1984)BirthJulia Liptakova, Slovakian model
April 8th, 1984 (April 08 1984)BirthTaran Noah Smith, American actor
April 8th, 1984 (April 08 1984)BirthKirsten Storms, American actress
April 8th, 1984 (April 08 1984)DeathPyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (born in 1894)
April 8th, 1983 (April 08 1983)BirthAllu Arjun, Indian film actor
April 8th, 1983 (April 08 1983)BirthAdrian Bellani, American actor
April 8th, 1982 (April 08 1982)BirthJudy Star, Canadian porn star
April 8th, 1981 (April 08 1981)BirthBrian Burres, American baseball player
April 8th, 1981 (April 08 1981)BirthTaylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model
April 8th, 1981 (April 08 1981)DeathOmar Bradley, U.S. general (born in 1893)Omar Bradley Quotes
April 8th, 1980 (April 08 1980)BirthManuel Ortega, Austrian singer
April 8th, 1980 (April 08 1980)BirthKatee Sackhoff, American actress
April 8th, 1979 (April 08 1979)BirthJeremy Guthrie, American baseball player
April 8th, 1979 (April 08 1979)BirthAlexi Laiho, Finnish guitarist and singer (Children of Bodom, Sinergy, Kylahullut)Alexi Laiho Quotes
April 8th, 1978 (April 08 1978)BirthAna de la Reguera, Mexican actress
April 8th, 1978 (April 08 1978)BirthBernt Haas, Swiss footballer
April 8th, 1978 (April 08 1978)DeathFord Frick, American baseball commissioner (born in 1894)
April 8th, 1977 (April 08 1977)BirthMehran Ghassemi, Iranian journalist (died in 2008)
April 8th, 1977 (April 08 1977)BirthMark Spencer, American computer programmer
April 8th, 1975 (April 08 1975)EventFrank Robinson manages the Cleveland Indians in his first game as major league baseball s first African American manager.
April 8th, 1975 (April 08 1975)BirthAnouk, Dutch singer
April 8th, 1975 (April 08 1975)BirthTimo Perez, Dominican baseball player
April 8th, 1974 (April 08 1974)EventHank Aaron hits his 715th home run breaking Babe Ruth s record of 714.Babe Ruth Quotes
April 8th, 1974 (April 08 1974)BirthChino XL, American rapper
April 8th, 1974 (April 08 1974)BirthHolger Hott Johansen, Norwegian orienteerist
April 8th, 1974 (April 08 1974)BirthNnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, Nigerian American writer
April 8th, 1974 (April 08 1974)DeathJames Charles McGuigan, Catholic archbishop of Toronto (born in 1894)
April 8th, 1973 (April 08 1973)EventThirty-two terrorist bombings in Cyprus take place.
April 8th, 1973 (April 08 1973)BirthKhaled Badra, Tunisian footballer
April 8th, 1973 (April 08 1973)BirthEmma Caulfield, American actress
April 8th, 1973 (April 08 1973)BirthAlex S. Gonzalez, American baseball player
April 8th, 1973 (April 08 1973)DeathPablo Picasso, Spanish artist and sculptor (born in 1881)Pablo Picasso Quotes
April 8th, 1972 (April 08 1972)BirthPaul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot)
April 8th, 1968 (April 08 1968)EventBOAC Flight 712 catches fire shortly after take off. As a result of her actions in the accident, Barbara Jane Harrison is awarded a posthumous George Cross, the only GC awarded to a woman in peacetime.Jane Ace Quotes
April 8th, 1968 (April 08 1968)BirthPatricia Arquette, American actress
April 8th, 1968 (April 08 1968)BirthPatricia Girard-Leno, French athlete (100 m hurdles)
April 8th, 1968 (April 08 1968)BirthTracy Grammer, American folk singer
April 8th, 1967 (April 08 1967)BirthArwyn Davies, Welsh actor
April 8th, 1966 (April 08 1966)BirthMark Blundell, British racing driver
April 8th, 1966 (April 08 1966)BirthMazinho, Brazilian footballer
April 8th, 1966 (April 08 1966)BirthBobby Ologun, Nigerian television personality
April 8th, 1966 (April 08 1966)BirthRobin Wright Penn, American actress
April 8th, 1965 (April 08 1965)BirthMichael Niko Jones, New Zealand rugby player and coach
April 8th, 1965 (April 08 1965)DeathLars Hanson, Swedish actor (born in 1886)
April 8th, 1964 (April 08 1964)BirthLisa Guerrero, American sports broadcaster
April 8th, 1964 (April 08 1964)BirthBiz Markie, American rapper/disc jockey
April 8th, 1964 (April 08 1964)BirthJohn McGinlay, Scottish footballerJohn Scott Quotes
April 8th, 1963 (April 08 1963)BirthJulian Lennon, English musician and singer Julian Quotes
April 8th, 1963 (April 08 1963)BirthTerry Porter, American basketball player and coach
April 8th, 1963 (April 08 1963)BirthAlec Stewart, English cricketer
April 8th, 1963 (April 08 1963)BirthSeth Tobias, American financial commentator (died in 2007)
April 8th, 1962 (April 08 1962)BirthIzzy Stradlin, American musician (Guns N Roses)
April 8th, 1961 (April 08 1961)BirthRichard Hatch, American reality television personality
April 8th, 1960 (April 08 1960)EventThe U.S. Senate approves the Civil Rights Act of 1960 despite Southern senators marathon filibuster effort.
April 8th, 1960 (April 08 1960)BirthJohn Schneider, American actor
April 8th, 1957 (April 08 1957)EventThe Suez Canal in Egypt is reopened.
April 8th, 1957 (April 08 1957)BirthFred Smerlas, American football player
April 8th, 1956 (April 08 1956)BirthChristine Boisson, French actress
April 8th, 1956 (April 08 1956)BirthJim Piddock, English actor, writer and producer
April 8th, 1955 (April 08 1955)BirthRicky Bell, American football player (died in 1984)
April 8th, 1955 (April 08 1955)BirthKane Hodder, American actor and stuntman
April 8th, 1955 (April 08 1955)BirthBarbara Kingsolver, American novelistBarbara Kingsolver Quotes
April 8th, 1955 (April 08 1955)BirthDavid Wu, Taiwanese-born American politician
April 8th, 1954 (April 08 1954)BirthG.V. Loganathan, American professor (died in 2007)
April 8th, 1954 (April 08 1954)BirthGary Carter, American baseball player
April 8th, 1953 (April 08 1953)EventMau Mau leader Jomo Kenyatta is convicted by Kenya s British rulers.
April 8th, 1952 (April 08 1952)EventU.S. President Harry Truman calls for the seizure of all domestic steel mills to prevent a nationwide strike.
April 8th, 1950 (April 08 1950)EventIndia and Pakistan sign the Liaquat-Nehru Pact.
April 8th, 1950 (April 08 1950)BirthGrzegorz Lato, Polish footballer
April 8th, 1950 (April 08 1950)DeathVaslav Nijinsky, Polish-born ballet dancer (born in 1890)Vaslav Nijinsky Quotes
April 8th, 1949 (April 08 1949)BirthJohn Madden, English film director
April 8th, 1949 (April 08 1949)BirthBrenda Russell, American singer/songwriter
April 8th, 1948 (April 08 1948)BirthMichael Leshner, Canadian lawyer and gay rights advocate
April 8th, 1947 (April 08 1947)BirthTom DeLay, American politicianTom Delay Quotes
April 8th, 1947 (April 08 1947)BirthSteve Howe, English guitarist (Yes, Asia, GTR)
April 8th, 1947 (April 08 1947)BirthRobert Kiyosaki, American investor Saki Quotes
April 8th, 1947 (April 08 1947)BirthLarry Norman, American singer/songwriter
April 8th, 1946 (April 08 1946)EventThe last meeting of the League of Nations, the precursor of the United Nations, is held.
April 8th, 1946 (April 08 1946)BirthCatfish Hunter, American baseball player (died in 1999)
April 8th, 1946 (April 08 1946)BirthStuart Pankin, American actor
April 8th, 1946 (April 08 1946)BirthTim Thomerson, American actor Homer Quotes
April 8th, 1945 (April 08 1945)BirthDerrick Walker, British racing team owner
April 8th, 1944 (April 08 1944)BirthHywel Bennett, Welsh actor
April 8th, 1944 (April 08 1944)BirthOdd Nerdrum, Norwegian painter
April 8th, 1943 (April 08 1943)EventU.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 8th, 1943 (April 08 1943)BirthTony Banks, British politician (died in 2006)Tony Banks Quotes
April 8th, 1943 (April 08 1943)BirthMichael Bennett, American dancer/choreographer (died in 1987)
April 8th, 1943 (April 08 1943)BirthMiller Farr, American football player
April 8th, 1942 (April 08 1942)EventWorld War II: Siege of LeningradSoviet forces open a much-needed railway link to Leningrad.
April 8th, 1942 (April 08 1942)EventWorld War II: The Japanese take Bataan in the Philippines.
April 8th, 1942 (April 08 1942)BirthRoger Chapman, British rock singer (Family, Streetwalkers)
April 8th, 1942 (April 08 1942)BirthDouglas Trumbull, American film director
April 8th, 1942 (April 08 1942)DeathKostas Skarvelis, Greek songwriter (born in 1880)
April 8th, 1941 (April 08 1941)BirthDarlene Gillespie, Canadian-born American actressEric Gill Quotes
April 8th, 1941 (April 08 1941)BirthPeggy Lennon, American singer (The Lennon Sisters)
April 8th, 1941 (April 08 1941)BirthVivienne Westwood, English fashion designer
April 8th, 1940 (April 08 1940)EventWorld War II: Great Britain and France announce that they have mined Norwegian territorial waters to prevent their use by German supply ships.
April 8th, 1940 (April 08 1940)BirthJohn Havlicek, American basketball player
April 8th, 1938 (April 08 1938)BirthKofi Annan, Ghanaian United Nations Secretary General
April 8th, 1937 (April 08 1937)BirthSeymour Hersh, American journalist
April 8th, 1936 (April 08 1936)DeathRobert Barany, Austrian physician, Nobel laureate (born in 1876)
April 8th, 1935 (April 08 1935)EventThe Works Progress Administration is formed when the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 becomes law.
April 8th, 1935 (April 08 1935)BirthAlbert Bustamante, American politician
April 8th, 1934 (April 08 1934)BirthKisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect (died in 2007)
April 8th, 1933 (April 08 1933)BirthFred Ebb, American composer (died in 2004)
April 8th, 1931 (April 08 1931)BirthJohn Gavin, American actor and politician
April 8th, 1931 (April 08 1931)DeathErik Axel Karlfeldt, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (born in 1864)
April 8th, 1930 (April 08 1930)BirthCarlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma
April 8th, 1929 (April 08 1929)EventIndian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.
April 8th, 1929 (April 08 1929)BirthWalter Berry, Austrian bass-baritone (died in 2000)
April 8th, 1929 (April 08 1929)BirthJacques Brel, Belgian singer/composer (died in 1978)
April 8th, 1929 (April 08 1929)BirthRenzo De Felice, Italian historian (died in 1996)
April 8th, 1928 (April 08 1928)BirthLeah Rabin, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (died in 2000)Yitzhak Rabin Quotes
April 8th, 1928 (April 08 1928)BirthMonty Sunshine, English jazz clarinetist
April 8th, 1926 (April 08 1926)BirthHenry N. Cobb, American architect
April 8th, 1926 (April 08 1926)BirthShecky Greene, American comedian
April 8th, 1926 (April 08 1926)BirthJurgen Moltmann, German theologian
April 8th, 1924 (April 08 1924)BirthFrederic Back, German-born Canadian short film director and screenwriter
April 8th, 1924 (April 08 1924)BirthSir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English soldier and historian (died in 2006)
April 8th, 1923 (April 08 1923)BirthGeorge Fisher, American cartoonist (died in 2003)
April 8th, 1923 (April 08 1923)BirthEdward Mulhare, Irish actor (died in 1997)
April 8th, 1921 (April 08 1921)BirthAlfie Bass, English actor (died in 1987)
April 8th, 1921 (April 08 1921)BirthFranco Corelli, Italian tenor (died in 2003)
April 8th, 1921 (April 08 1921)BirthJan Novak, Czech composer (died in 1984)
April 8th, 1920 (April 08 1920)BirthCarmen McRae, American jazz singer (died in 1994)
April 8th, 1920 (April 08 1920)DeathCharles Tomlinson Griffes, American composer (born in 1884)
April 8th, 1919 (April 08 1919)BirthIan Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia (died in 2007)
April 8th, 1919 (April 08 1919)DeathLorand Eotvos, Hungarian physicist (born in 1848)
April 8th, 1918 (April 08 1918)EventWorld War I: Actors Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin sell war bonds on the streets of New York City s financial district.Charlie Chaplin Quotes
April 8th, 1918 (April 08 1918)BirthBetty Ford, First Lady of the United States
April 8th, 1918 (April 08 1918)BirthGlendon Swarthout, American author (died in 1992)
April 8th, 1916 (April 08 1916)EventIn Corona, California, racecar driver Bob Burman crashes, killing three and badly injuring five spectators.
April 8th, 1914 (April 08 1914)BirthMaria Felix, Mexican actress (died in 2002)
April 8th, 1913 (April 08 1913)EventThe 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring direct election of Senators, becomes law.
April 8th, 1912 (April 08 1912)BirthAlois Brunner, Austrian Nazi
April 8th, 1912 (April 08 1912)BirthSonja Henie, Norwegian figure skater and actress (died in 1969)
April 8th, 1911 (April 08 1911)BirthMelvin Calvin, American chemist, Nobel laureate (died in 1997)
April 8th, 1911 (April 08 1911)BirthEmil Cioran, Romanian philosopher and essayist (died in 1995) Philo Quotes
April 8th, 1910 (April 08 1910)BirthGeorge Musso, American football player (died in 2000)
April 8th, 1908 (April 08 1908)EventHarvard University votes to establish the Harvard Business School.
April 8th, 1908 (April 08 1908)BirthHugo Fregonese, Argentine film director (died in 1987)
April 8th, 1906 (April 08 1906)BirthRaoul Jobin, French Canadian tenor (died in 1974)
April 8th, 1905 (April 08 1905)BirthHelen Joseph, South African anti-apartheid activist (died in 1992)
April 8th, 1905 (April 08 1905)BirthErwin Keller, German field hockey player (died in 1971)
April 8th, 1904 (April 08 1904)EventThe French Third Republic and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland sign the Entente cordiale.
April 8th, 1904 (April 08 1904)EventBritish mystic Aleister Crowley transcribes the first chapter of the Book of the Law.Aleister Crowley Quotes
April 8th, 1904 (April 08 1904)EventLongacre Square in Midtown Manhattan is renamed Times Square after The New York Times.
April 8th, 1904 (April 08 1904)BirthJohn Hicks, British economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner (died in 1989)
April 8th, 1904 (April 08 1904)BirthHirsch Jacobs, American thoroughbred horse trainer and owner (d.1970)
April 8th, 1899 (April 08 1899)EventMartha Place becomes the first woman to be executed in an electric chair.
April 8th, 1896 (April 08 1896)BirthYip Harburg, American lyricist (died in 1981)
April 8th, 1895 (April 08 1895)EventThe Supreme Court of the United States declares income tax to be unconstitutional in Pollock v. Farmers Loan & Trust Co.
April 8th, 1893 (April 08 1893)EventThe first recorded college basketball game occurs in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.
April 8th, 1892 (April 08 1892)BirthRichard Neutra, American architect (died in 1970)
April 8th, 1892 (April 08 1892)BirthMary Pickford, Canadian actress (died in 1979)
April 8th, 1889 (April 08 1889)BirthSir Adrian Boult, British conductor (died in 1983)
April 8th, 1888 (April 08 1888)BirthDennis Chavez, American politician (died in 1964)
April 8th, 1886 (April 08 1886)EventWilliam Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.William Ewart Gladstone Quotes
April 8th, 1883 (April 08 1883)BirthR. P. Keigwin, English academic (died in 1972)
April 8th, 1875 (April 08 1875)BirthKing Albert I of Belgium (died in 1934)
April 8th, 1874 (April 08 1874)BirthStanislaw Taczak, Polish general (died in 1960)
April 8th, 1871 (April 08 1871)BirthClarence Hudson White American photographer (died in 1925)
April 8th, 1870 (April 08 1870)DeathCharles de Beriot, Belgian composer (born in 1802)
April 8th, 1869 (April 08 1869)BirthHarvey Cushing, American neuorosurgeon (died in 1939)
April 8th, 1866 (April 08 1866)EventItaly and Prussia ally against Austria-Hungary.
April 8th, 1865 (April 08 1865)BirthCharles W. Woodworth, American entomologist (died in 1940)
April 8th, 1864 (April 08 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of MansfieldUnion forces are thwarted by the Confederate army at Mansfield, Louisiana.
April 8th, 1861 (April 08 1861)DeathElisha Otis, American elevator builder (born in 1811)
April 8th, 1859 (April 08 1859)BirthEdmund Husserl, Austrian philosopher (died in 1938) Philo Quotes
April 8th, 1857 (April 08 1857)DeathMangal Pandey, Indian soldier
April 8th, 1848 (April 08 1848)DeathGaetano Donizetti, Italian composer (born in 1797)
April 8th, 1842 (April 08 1842)BirthElizabeth Bacon Custer, wife of George Armstrong Custer (died in 1933)
April 8th, 1832 (April 08 1832)EventBlack Hawk War: Around three-hundred United States 6th Infantry troops leave St. Louis, Missouri to fight the Sauk Native Americans.
April 8th, 1827 (April 08 1827)BirthRamon Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican politician, medical doctor and diplomat (died in 1898)
April 8th, 1826 (April 08 1826)BirthPancha Carrasco, Costa Rican war heroine (died in 1890)
April 8th, 1820 (April 08 1820)EventThe Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos.
April 8th, 1818 (April 08 1818)BirthAugust Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist (died in 1892)
April 8th, 1818 (April 08 1818)BirthKing Christian IX of Denmark (died in 1906)
April 8th, 1808 (April 08 1808)EventThe Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore was promoted to an archdiocese, with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) by Pope Pius VII.
April 8th, 1767 (April 08 1767)EventAyutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders.
April 8th, 1735 (April 08 1735)DeathFrancis II Rakoczi, leader of the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburg (born in March 27, 1676)
April 8th, 1732 (April 08 1732)BirthDavid Rittenhouse, American astronomer, inventor, and mathematician (died in 1796)
April 8th, 1730 (April 08 1730)EventShearith Israel, the first synagogue in New York City, is dedicated.
April 8th, 1725 (April 08 1725)DeathJohn Wise, English clergyman (born in 1652)
April 8th, 1704 (April 08 1704)DeathHiob Ludolf, German orientalist (born in 1624)
April 8th, 1704 (April 08 1704)DeathHenry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman (born in 1641)
April 8th, 1697 (April 08 1697)DeathNiels Juel, Danish admiral (born in 1629)
April 8th, 1692 (April 08 1692)BirthGiuseppe Tartini, Italian composer (died in 1770)
April 8th, 1691 (April 08 1691)DeathCarlo Rainaldi, Italian architect (born in 1611)
April 8th, 1641 (April 08 1641)BirthHenry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman (died in 1704)
April 8th, 1605 (April 08 1605)BirthKing Philip IV of Spain, (died in 1665)
April 8th, 1587 (April 08 1587)DeathJohn Foxe, English writer (born in 1516)
April 8th, 1586 (April 08 1586)DeathMartin Chemnitz, Lutheran reformer and theologian (born in 1522)Martin Luther Quotes
April 8th, 1541 (April 08 1541)BirthMichele Mercati, Italian physician (died in 1593)
April 8th, 1533 (April 08 1533)BirthClaudio Merulo, Italian composer (died in 1604)
April 8th, 1513 (April 08 1513)EventExplorer Juan Ponce de Leon declares Florida a territory of Spain.
April 8th, 1461 (April 08 1461)DeathGeorg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (born in 1423)
April 8th, 1364 (April 08 1364)DeathKing John II of France (born in 1319)
April 8th, 1320 (April 08 1320)BirthKing Peter I of Portugal (died in 1367)
April 8th, 1271 (April 08 1271)EventIn Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers.
April 8th, 1149 (April 08 1149)EventPope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum. Ptolemy Quotes
April 8th, 1143 (April 08 1143)DeathJohn II Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor (born in 1087)
April 8th, 1139 (April 08 1139)EventRoger II of Sicily is excommunicated.
April 8th, 1093 (April 08 1093)EventThe new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin.
April 8th, 0956 (April 08 0956)DeathGilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy
April 8th, 0217 (April 08 0217)EventRoman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.
April 8th, 0217 (April 08 0217)DeathCaracalla, Roman Emperor (born in 186)

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