- 1767 Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders
- 1886 William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
- 1898 Battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crush 6,000 Sudanese
- 1913 Opening of China's 1st parliament takes place in Peking (now Beijing)
- 2004 Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups
The famous ancient Greek statue, Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos
On April 8th, 1820