Day: April 8, 2019

Historical Events for 8th April 2019

1912 – Steamers collide on the Nile, drowning 200
1913 – 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified by Congress, providing for election of senators by popular vote
1962 – Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France
1964 – Unmanned Gemini 1 launched
1979 – People’s Republic of China joins IOC
1980 – Islander Potvin’s 2 shorthanded goals tie NHL record vs Kings and set NHL rec of 2 shorthanded playoff goals in 1 period
1990 – “Aspects of Love” opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 377 performances
1990 – New Democracy wins the national election in Greece.
1995 – Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
2000 – Nineteen US Marines are killed when a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashes near Marana, Arizona
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