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What Happened on April 8th This Day in History

Year Name
2020 Bernie Sanders ends his presidential campaign, leaving Joe Biden as the Democratic Party's nominee.
2014 Windows XP reaches it's standard End Of Life and is no longer supported
2013 The Islamic State of Iraq enters the Syrian Civil War and begins by declaring a merger with the Al-Nusra Front under the name Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham.
2010 U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sign the New START Treaty.
2008 The construction of the world's first skyscraper to integrate wind turbines is completed in Bahrain.
2006 Shedden massacre: The bodies of eight men, all shot to death, are found in a field in Shedden, Elgin County, Ontario. The murders are soon linked to the Bandidos Motorcycle Club.
2005 A solar eclipse occurs, visible over areas of the Pacific Ocean and Latin American countries such as Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela.
2004 War in Darfur: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government, the Justice and Equality Movement, and the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army.
1993 The Republic of North Macedonia joins the United Nations.
1993 The Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on mission STS-56.
1992 Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries.
1987 Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigns amid controversy over racist remarks he had made while on Nightline.
1975 Frank Robinson manages the Cleveland Indians in his first game as major league baseball's first African American manager.
1970 Bahr El-Baqar primary school bombing: Israeli bombers accidentally strike an Egyptian school. Forty-six children are killed.
1968 BOAC Flight 712 catches fire shortly after takeoff. 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.
1960 The Netherlands and West Germany sign an agreement to negotiate the return of German land annexed by the Dutch in return for 280 million German marks as Wiedergutmachung.
1959 A team of computer manufacturers, users, and university people led by Grace Hopper meets to discuss the creation of a new programming language that would be called COBOL.
1959 The Organization of American States drafts an agreement to create the Inter-American Development Bank.
1954 A Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair Harvard collides with a Trans-Canada Airlines Canadair North Star over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, killing 37 people.
1954 South African Airways Flight 201 A de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1 crashes into the sea during night killing 21 people.
1953 Mau Mau leader Jomo Kenyatta is convicted by British Kenya's rulers.
1952 U.S. President Harry Truman calls for the seizure of all domestic steel mills in an attempt to prevent the 1952 steel strike.
1950 India and Pakistan sign the Liaquat–Nehru Pact.
1946 Électricité de France, the world's largest utility company, is formed as a result of the nationalisation of a number of electricity producers, transporters and distributors.
1945 World War II: After an air raid accidentally destroys a train carrying about 4,000 Nazi concentration camp internees in Prussian Hanover, the survivors are massacred by Nazis.
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 by common carriers and public utilities.
1943 Otto and Elise Hampel are executed in Berlin for their anti-Nazi activities.
1942 World War II: The Japanese take Bataan in the Philippines.
1940 The Central Committee of the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party elects Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal as General Secretary, marking the beginning of his 44-year-long tenure as de facto leader of Mongolia.
1935 The Works Progress Administration is formed when the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 becomes law.
1929 Indian independence movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.
1924 Sharia courts are abolished in Turkey, as part of Atatürk's Reforms.
1918 World War I: Actors Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin sell war bonds on the streets of New York City's financial district.
1913 The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring direct election of Senators, becomes law.
1911 Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovers superconductivity.
1908 Harvard University votes to establish the Harvard Business School.
1906 Auguste Deter, the first person to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, dies.
1904 The French Third Republic and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland sign the Entente cordiale.
1895 In Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co. the Supreme Court of the United States declares unapportioned income tax to be unconstitutional.
1886 William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
1866 Austro-Prussian War: Italy and Prussia sign a secret alliance against the Austrian Empire.
1832 Black Hawk War: Around 300 United States 6th Infantry troops leave St. Louis, Missouri to fight the Sauk Native Americans.
1820 The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Milos.
1812 Czar Alexander I, the Russian Emperor and the Grand Duke of Finland, officially announces the transfer of the status of the Finnish capital from Turku to Helsinki.[9]
1730 Shearith Israel, the first synagogue in continental North America, is dedicated.
1605 The city of Oulu, Finland, is founded by Charles IX of Sweden.
1271 In Syria, sultan Baibars conquers the Krak des Chevaliers.
1250 Seventh Crusade: Ayyubids of Egypt capture King Louis IX of France in the Battle of Fariskur.
1232 Mongol–Jin War: The Mongols begin their siege on Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin dynasty.
1139 Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated by Innocent II for supporting Anacletus II as pope for seven years, even though Roger had already publicly recognized Innocent's claim to the papacy.
876 The Battle of Dayr al-'Aqul saves Baghdad from the Saffarids.
217 Roman emperor Caracalla is assassinated and is succeeded by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.
Famous People Born on April 8

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Year Name
1951 Phil Schaap, American jazz disc jockey and historian (d. 2021)[33]
1958 Tom Petranoff, American javelin thrower and coach
1888 Dennis Chávez, American journalist and politician (d. 1962)
1926 Jürgen Moltmann, German theologian and academic
1983 Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova, Russian runner
1945 Jang Yong, South Korean actor
1938 John Hamm, Canadian physician and politician, 25th Premier of Nova Scotia
1968 Patricia Girard, French runner and hurdler
1951 Joan Sebastian, Mexican singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2015)
1915 Ivan Supek, Croatian physicist, philosopher and writer (d. 2007)
Famous People Deaths On April 8

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Date Name
1962 Juan Belmonte, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1892)
1725 John Wise, American minister (b. 1652)
1990 Ryan White, American activist, inspired the Ryan White Care Act (b. 1971)
1691 Carlo Rainaldi, Italian architect, designed the Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria in Montesanto (b. 1611)
1981 Omar Bradley, American general (b. 1893)
1450 Sejong the Great, Korean king (b. 1397)
2000 František Šťastný, Czech motorcycle racer (b. 1927)
632 Charibert II, Frankish king (b. 607)
1993 Marian Anderson, American operatic singer (b. 1897)
1942 Kostas Skarvelis, Greek guitarist and composer (b. 1880)