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What Happened on April 8th This Day in History

Year Name
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.
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.
2004 War in Darfur: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.
1999 Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
1993 The Republic of North Macedonia joins the United Nations.
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 racially charged 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.
1974 At Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Hank Aaron hits his 715th career home run to surpass Babe Ruth's 39-year-old record.
1970 Bahr El-Baqar primary school bombing: Israeli bombers strike an Egyptian school. Forty-six children are killed.
1968 BOAC 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.
1964 The Gemini 1 test flight is conducted.
1961 A large explosion on board the MV Dara in the Persian Gulf kills 238.
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 ÿlectricité 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: Siege of Leningrad: Soviet forces open a much-needed railway link to Leningrad.
1942 World War II: The Japanese take Bataan in the Philippines.
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.
1916 In Corona, California, race car driver Bob Burman crashes, killing three (including himself), and badly injuring five spectators.
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 H. H. Asquith of the Liberal Party takes office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, succeeding Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman.
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.
1904 Longacre Square in Midtown Manhattan is renamed Times Square after The New York Times.
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 Italy and Prussia ally against the Austrian Empire.
1864 American Civil War: Battle of Mansfield: Union forces are thwarted by the Confederate army at Mansfield, Louisiana.
1832 Black Hawk War: Around three-hundred 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.
1808 The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore is promoted to an archdiocese, with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) by Pope Pius VII.
1740 War of Jenkins' Ear: Three British ships capture the Spanish third-rate Princesa, taken into service as HMS Princess.
1730 Shearith Israel, the first synagogue in New York City, is dedicated.
1665 English colonial patents are granted for the establishment of the Monmouth Tract, for what would eventually become Monmouth County in northeastern New Jersey.
1271 In Syria, sultan Baibars conquers the Krak des Chevaliers.
1232 Mongol-Jin War: The Mongols begin their siege on Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin dynasty.
1149 Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum.
1139 Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated.
1093 The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin.
876 The Battle of Dayr al-'Aqul saves Baghdad from the Saffarids.
632 King Charibert II is assassinated at Blaye (Gironde), along with his infant son Chilperic.
217 Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated. He is succeeded by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.
Famous People Born on April 8

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Year Name
1926 Henry N. Cobb, American architect and academic, co-founded Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
1966 Mazinho, Brazilian footballer, coach, and manager
1964 Biz Markie, American rapper, producer, and actor
1918 Betty Ford, American wife of Gerald Ford, 40th First Lady of the United States (d. 2011)
1951 Geir Haarde, Icelandic economist, journalist, and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Iceland
1984 Pablo Portillo, Mexican singer and actor
1945 Derrick Walker, Scottish businessman
1842 Elizabeth Bacon Custer, American author and educator (d. 1933)
1951 Joan Sebastian, Mexican singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2015)
1818 August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist and academic (d. 1892)
Famous People Deaths On April 8

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Date Name
1848 Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer (b. 1797)
944 Wang Yanxi, Chinese emperor
1994 François Rozet, French-Canadian actor (b. 1899)
632 Charibert II, Frankish king (b. 607)
1950 Vaslav Nijinsky, Polish dancer and choreographer (b. 1890)
1861 Elisha Otis, American businessman, founded the Otis Elevator Company (b. 1811)
2010 Malcolm McLaren, English singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
1920 Charles Griffes, American pianist and composer (b. 1884)
1143 John II Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1087)
1450 Sejong the Great, Korean king (b. 1397)