Saturday, May 15, 2021 (Week 19)

April 8 in History

What happened on April 8 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on april 8 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on april 8 in history.

1975
Frank Robinson of the Cleveland Indians becomes first black manager of a major league baseball team.
1974
Hank Aaron hits his 715th home run, breaking Babe Ruth’s record.
1962
Bay of Pigs invaders get thirty years imprisonment in Cuba.
1952
President Truman orders the seizure of U.S. steel mills to prevent a strike.
1942
The Soviets open a rail link to the besieged city of Leningrad.
1939
Italy invades Albania.
1935
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) is approved by Congress.
1913
The 17th Amendment is ratified, requiring direct election of senators.
1898
British General Horatio Kitchener defeats the Khalifa, leader of the dervishes in Sudan, at the Battle of Atbara.
1865
General Robert E. Lee‘s retreat is cut off near Appomattox Court House.
1864
In the Battle of Mansfield, Louisiana, Federals are routed by Confederate Gen. Richard Taylor.
1832
Some 300 American troops of the 6th Infantry leave Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, to confront the Sauk Indians in what would become known as the Black Hawk War.
1789
The U.S. House of Representatives holds its first meeting.