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

  • 1730
    Shearith Israel, the first synagogue in New York City, is dedicated.
  • 1832
    Black Hawk War: Around three-hundred United States 6th Infantry troops leave St. Louis, Missouri to fight the Sauk Native Americans.
  • 1886
    William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
  • 1893
    The first recorded college basketball game occurs in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.
  • 1916
    In Corona, California, race car driver Bob Burman crashes, killing three, and badly injuring five, spectators.
  • 1918
    World War I: Actors Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin sell war bonds on the streets of New York City’s financial district.
  • 1935
    The Works Progress Administration is formed when the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 becomes law.
  • 1942
    World War II: Siege of Leningrad – Soviet forces open a much-needed railway link to Leningrad.
  • 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
    The last meeting of the League of Nations, the precursor of the United Nations, is held.
  • 1950
    India and Pakistan sign the Liaquat-Nehru Pact.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    Frank Robinson manages the Cleveland Indians in his first game as major league baseball’s first African American manager.
  • 1975
    President Richard Nixon signs into law federal legislation authorizing the establishment of Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota.
  • 1985
    Bhopal disaster: India files suit against Union Carbide for the disaster which killed an estimated 2,000 and injured another 200,000.
  • 1993
    The Republic of Macedonia joins the United Nations.
  • 2004
    Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.
  • 2005
    Over four million people attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II.
  • 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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