On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1848

Historical Events

  • 1st battle at Gioto: Sardinia-Piemonte beats Austrians
  • Battle at Xaquixaguana, Peru: Pedro de la Gasca beats Gonzalo Pizarro

Famous Deaths

  • Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, Italian composer, dies at 50
1848 Highlights

About April 8, 1848

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 173 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries