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Important Events Of April 8



1997    Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0
1997    STS-83, Columbia 22, lands
1996    Bruce Seldon TKOs Tony Tucker in 7 to win vacated WBA boxing title
1995    BPAA U.S. Open won by Dave Husted
1995    Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1994    Atlanta Brave Kent Mercker no-hits Dodgers, 6-0
1994    Darryl Strawberry enters Betty Ford clinic
1994    Japans premier Morihiro Hosokawa resigns
1994    Smoking banned in Pentagon and all U.S. military bases
1993    Indians' Carlos Baerga is 1st to switch hit home runs in same inn (vs Yankees)
1993    STS-56, Discovery, launches into orbit
1992    "5 Guys Named Moe" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City for 445 performances
1992    After 151 years Britain's "Punch Magazine" final issue
1991    "I Hate Hamlet" opens at Walter Kerr Theater New York City for 88 performances
1991    Jockey, Bill Shoemaker, paralyzed in a car accident
1991    Major league umpires and baseball reach a 4-year agreement
1991    Michael Landon announces he has inoperable cancer of pancreas
1991    Oakland A's stadium becomes 1st outdoor arena to ban smoking
1990    "Aspects of Love" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 377 performances
1990    "Twin Peaks" with Peggy Lipton premieres on ABC-TV
1990    54th Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 278
1990    King Birendra of Nepal lifts 30-year ban on political parties
1990    Kris Monaghan wins LPGA Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
1990    Norwegian Scandinavian Star catches fire; about 170 die
1989    1-handed pitcher Jim Abbott debut but lasts only 4 2/3 inn
1989    Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart marries producer Burt Sugarman
1986    Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel, California
1985    "Leader of the Pack" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City for 120 performances
1985    Amdahl releases UTS/V, 1st mainframe Unix
1985    India files suit against Union Carbide over Bhopal disaster
1984    13th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Juli Inkster
1984    4th Golden Raspberry Awards: Lonely Lady wins
1982    Penguins 2-Isles 4-Preliminary-Isles hold 2-0 lead
1982    Tracy Caulkins, 19, wins her 36th U.S. swimming title
1981    Islanders scored 9 goals against Toronto in playoffs
1980    Islander Potvin's 2 shorthanded goals tie NHL record vs Kings and set NHL rec of 2 shorthanded playoff goals in 1 period
1979    "Carmelina" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 17 performances
1979    204th and final episode of "All in the Family"
1979    8th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sandra Post
1979    People's Republic of China joins IOC
1977    Israel premier Rabin resigns
1975    47th Academy Awards - "Godfather II," Ellen Burstyn and Art Carney win
1975    Frank Robinson debuts as 1st black baseball manager (Cleveland, beats New York 5-3)
1974    Discovery Island opens
1974    Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th home run, breaks Babe Ruth's record
1972    Alvin Kallicharran scores 100* in his 1st Test Cricket innings vs. New Zealand
1971    1st legal off-track betting system begins (OTB-New York)
1970    "Cry for Us All" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 8 performances
1970    Senate rejects Nixon's nomination of Carswell to Supreme Court
1969    1st Baseball game in Canada - Mont Expos beats New York Mets 10-9
1969    Expansion teams Royals, Expos, Padres and Pilots win their 1st games
1968    40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of Martin Luther King, Jr.
1968    Baseball's Opening Day is postponed because of Martin Luther King assassination
1968    Czechoslovakia Cernik government forms
1968    New socialist constitution of East Germany takes effect
1968    WKPI TV channel 22 in Pikeville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966    AFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner
1966    Leonid Brezhnev elected Secretary-General of Communist Party
1966    OAO 1, 1st orbiting astronomical observatory, launched
1964    Unmanned Gemini 1 launched
1963    35th Academy Awards - "Lawrence of Arabia," A Bancroft and G Peck win
1963    Tigers claim young pitcher Denny McLain from the White Sox for $25,000
1962    Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France
1961    "Show Girl" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City after 100 performances
1961    British liner "Dara" explodes in Persian Gulf, kills 236
1960    Netherlands and Germany sign accord concerning war casualties
1956    20th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Burke, Jr. wins, shooting a 289
1956    6 marine recruits drown during exercise at Paradise Is SC
1956    M Bandaranaike's People's front wins election in Ceylon
1954    "By the Beautiful Sea" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 270 performances
1952    President Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike
1950    "Miss Liberty" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 308 performances
1948    Soen Nakagawa and Nyogen Senzaki (Zen teachers) meet in SF
1947    Largest recorded sunspot (7,000) observed
1946    League of Nations assembles for last time
1945    Nazi occupiers executed, Nazi general Christiansen flees Netherlands
1943    Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, founder of Sanbo Kyodan, receives dharma
1943    Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya convicted of involvement with Mau Mau
1943    Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
1942    A Schoenberg and Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire," premieres in New York City
1941    Joe Louis TKOs Tony Musto in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
1940    Germany battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious
1939    ACV soccer team forms in Axes
1939    King Zog I of Albania, flees
1935    2nd Golf Masters Championship: Gene Sarazen wins, shooting a 282
1935    Bartoks 5th String quartet premieres in Washington D.C.
1935    Works Progress Administration, WPA, approved by Congress
1933    Manchester Guardian warns of unknown nazi terror
1931    "White Horse Inn" opens in London
1931    Dmitri Sjostakovitch' ballet "The Arrow," premieres
1920    LONGA soccer team forms in Tilburg
1916    Norway approves active and passive female suffrage
1914    U.S. and Colombia sign a treaty concerning Panama Canal Zone
1913    17th amendment, requiring direct election of senators, ratified
1913    Opening of China's 1st parliament takes place in Peking (now Beijing)
1912    Steamers collide in Nile, drowning 200
1908    Lord Asquith succeeds Henry Campbell-Bannerman as British premier
1904    Great Britain and France sign Cordial Entente concerning colonial matter
1898    Battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crush 6,000 Sudanese
1893    The Critic reports that ice cream soda is our national drink
1879    Khedive Ismael of Egypt fires French/British ministers
1879    Milk was sold in glass bottles for 1st time
1876    Amiliare Ponchielli's opera "La Gioconda," premieres in Milan
1869    American Museum of Natural History opens (New York City)
1864    Battle of Mansfield, Louisiana Federals routed by General Richard Taylor
1862    John D. Lynde patents aerosol dispenser
1861    U.S. Mint at Dahlonega, Georgia seized by Confederacy
1848    1st battle at Gioto: Sardinia-Piemonte beats Austrians
1848    Battle at Xaquixaguana, Peru: Pedro de la Gasca beats Gonzalo Pizarro
1838    Steamship "Great Western" maiden voyage (Bristol England to New York City)
1832    Charles Darwin begins trip through Rio de Janeiro
1802    French Protestant church becomes state-supported and -controlled
1801    Soldiers riot in Bucharest, kill 128 Jews
1789    House of Representives 1st meeting
1783    Catharina II of Russia annexes the Krim
1781    Premiere of Mozart's violin sonata K379
1766    1st fire escape patented, wicker basket on a pulley and chain
1759    British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India
1730    1st Jewish congregation in U.S. forms synagogue, "Shearith Israel, New York City"
1716    Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia and marries Czar Peter the Great's niece