About April 8

April 8, 2021 is the 98th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 267 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Aries is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 299 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 8

  • 1139
    Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated.
  • 1271
    In Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers.
  • 1832
    Black Hawk War: Around three-hundred United States 6th Infantry troops leave St. Louis, Missouri to fight the Sauk Native Americans.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Mansfield – Union forces are thwarted by the Confederate army at Mansfield, Louisiana.
  • 1886
    William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
  • 1906
    Auguste Deter, the first person to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, dies.
  • 1911
    Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovers superconductivity.
  • 1913
    The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring direct election of Senators, becomes law.
  • 1916
    In Corona, California, race car driver Bob Burman crashes, killing three, and badly injuring five, spectators.
  • 1929
    Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1950
    India and Pakistan sign the Liaquat-Nehru Pact.
  • 1952
    U.S. President Harry Truman calls for the seizure of all domestic steel mills to prevent a nationwide strike.
  • 1954
    A Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair Harvard collided 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.
  • 1959
    The Organization of American States drafts an agreement to create the Inter-American Development Bank.
  • 1985
    Bhopal disaster: India files suit against Union Carbide for the disaster which killed an estimated 2,000 and injured another 200,000.
  • 2004
    Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.
  • 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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