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Know what happened on 08th April


Importance of 08th April in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 08th April special in the world history.

1984
Death of Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa, Russian physicist, won the Nobel Prize for his work on low temperature physics and the liquefaction of gases
Russian Federation
1978
Regular broadcast of proceedings in Parliament starts
Great Britain
1973
Death of Pablo Picasso, arguably the greatest artist of the 20th century.
Spain
1968
Death of Jane Harrison GC, the only woman civilian ever awarded the George Cross. Three other women, all working behind enemy lines helping resistance groups, have also received the George Cross.
Great Britain
1943
Death of Elise and Otto Hampel, executed by guillotine for treason in Berlin. This poorly educated couple hoped to turn public opinion against Hitler by leaving postcards denouncing the war in apartment blocks and offices around the city.
Germany
1929
Birth of Jacques Brel, Belgian singer-songwriter whose songs have been recorded by hundreds of international artists.
Belgium
1906
Death of Auguste Deter, the first person ever diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
Germany
1904
The ‘Entente Cordiale’ is signed by Britain and France
Great Britain
1859
Birth of Edmund Husserl, Austrian philosopher, founder of phenomenology
Austria
1848
Death of Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer of many operas.
Italy
1820
The Venus de Milo was discovered on Melos.
Greece
1730
The first synagogue in New York, Shearith Israel, is dedicated.
United States
1336
Birth of Tamerlane
Turkey
0217
Caracalla, Roman Emperor, assassinated by one of his Praetorian guards.
Italy
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