On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 2019

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1 in 4 Japanese adults a virgin aged 18-39 according to new research by Tokyo University
  • 14 tons of black market Pangolin scales from 36,000 animals discovered in Singapore, one of largest ever found worldwide
  • 600 million birds die each year in the US after striking tall buildings with Chicago the worst city, according to Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  • 81st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Virginia beats Texas Tech, 85-77 OT; Cavaliers first ever National title; forward De'Andre Hunter, 27 points

SudanAnti Omar al-Bashir Protest

Protests in Sudan against the government of Omar al-Bashir continue with seven killed and 2,500 arrested in Khartoum
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Alaa Salah during a protest against President Omar al-Bashir
Alaa Salah during a protest against President Omar al-Bashir
  • Record 17ft (5.2M) invasive Burmese python pregnant with 73 eggs captured in Florida's Big Cypress National Preserve