What Happened on April 8th

Historical Events

  • 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
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Did You Know?

The famous ancient Greek statue, Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos

On April 8, 1820

Famous Weddings

  • 1716 Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Tsar Peter the Great's niece
  • 1779 US Defector General Benedict Arnold (38) weds Peggy Shippen (18) at Shippen's townhouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1907 Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser (24) weds Bess Fosburgh in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1989 Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart marries producer Burt Sugarman
  • 2006 "All of Us" TV actress LisaRaye McCoy (38) weds Chief Minister of the Turks and Caicos Michael Misick (40) in an $1.5 million beachside wedding in Caribbean

Famous Divorces

  • 1982 Actor Bryan Cranston (26) divorced writer Mickey Middleton after 4 years of marriage
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