April is the fourth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. It was originally the second month of the year in the Roman calendar and named Martius
According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. April 08 has its own special significance in India and world history.
April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and its predecessor, the Julian calendar. Its name is derived from the latin word aperit, which means to open.
It is also believed that the month’s name is named after the Greek goddess, Aphrodite (Aphros).
Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on April 08. Read on to know more about this day.
List of Important Historical events of 08 April:
- 1730: The first synagogue in the city of Sharith Israel is built in New York.
- 1740: Wars of the Austrian Succession: The Royal Navy captured the Spanish ship of the line of Princesa outside Cap Finister and put it into British service.
- 1766: Wicker basket patented on first fire escape belt, pulley and chain.
- 1806: Napoleon Bonaparte’s daughter Stefanie de Buehornas married Prince Carl Ludwig Frederick, son.
- 1813: Colonel James Ball arrives at Fort Meigs with 200 dragons.
- 1831: Famous social reformer Raja Ram Maheen Rai arrived in England.
- 1831: Famous social reformer Raja Ram Mohan Roy arrived in England.
- 1832: Charles Darwin begins the journey from Rio de Janeiro.
- 1857: During the first freedom struggle of India, Mangal Pandey, who shot the first shot at the British, was hanged.
- 1866: The states of Italy and Persia formed an alliance against the Austrian Empire.
- 1879: Milk started selling in glass bottles for the first time.
- 1886: William Evert Gladstone of the Commons introduced the first Irish self-government bill in the British House.
- 1894: Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, the famous Bengali poet and author of Vande Mataram, dies in Calcutta ‘Now Kolkata’.
- 1904: Britain and France sign Entente Cordial.
- 1912: Over 200 people drowned in the Nile after the ship collided with them.
- 1929: During the Indian independence movement, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt were arrested for the bombing of the Delhi Central Assembly.
- 1944: The battle on the tennis court started as the Battle of Kohima.
- 1947: American industrialist Henry Ford dies at the age of 83.
- 1950: Liaquat-Nehru Treaty signed by India and Pakistan.
- 1961: 236 people killed when British ship Dara falls into Persian Gulf.
- 1965: Border war started between India and Pakistan, also known as the Second War of Kashmir.
- 1973: Artist Pablo Picasso dies in his home in France.
- 1978: Regular radio broadcasts of Parliament proceedings in British started.
- 1988: General Weng Shang Kun elected President of China.
- 1990: Ban on political parties lifted after violent protests by Birendra of Nepal.
- 2005: Farewell to Marhoom Pope in Vatican City.
- 2006: Lukashenko is sworn in as President of Belarus for the third time.
- 2013: British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passes away.
- 2015: Death of Indian journalist and famous writer Jayakantan.