Historical Events in April 2008

  • Apr 4 Raid on Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints owned YFZ Ranch in Texas; 401 children and 133 women taken into state custody
  • Apr 5 161st Grand National: Timmy Murphy aboard Comply or Die wins
  • Apr 7 70th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats Memphis 75-68
  • Apr 8 The construction of the world's first building to integrate wind turbines completes, in Bahrain.
  • Apr 8 27th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Stanford 64-48
  • Apr 13 72nd Masters Golf Tournament: Trevor Immelman wins, shooting a 280

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 14 42nd CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Trace Adkins wins

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

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Apr 16 Start of Papal Journey of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • Apr 20 Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race.
  • Apr 20 54th British Academy Television Awards: "Fonejacker" Best Comedy, "The Street" best Drama
  • Apr 21 The United States Air Force retires the F-117 Nighthawk.
  • Apr 21 112th Boston Marathon: Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya 1st man in 2:07:45 and Dire Tune of Ethiopia 1st woman in 2:25:25
  • Apr 26 2008 NFL Draft: Jake Long from University of Michigan first pick by Miami Dolphins
  • Apr 30 Two skeletal remains found near Ekaterinburg, Russia, were confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia and one of his sisters.

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Apr 30 Heidi Klum launches her clothing line for Jordache

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum