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8 April

217 – Roman Empire – Emperor Caracalla assassinated. http://www.roman-empire.net/decline/caracalla.html

632 – Aquitane – Charibert II assassinated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charibert_II

876 – Iraq – Battle of Dayr al-‘Aqul. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dayr_al-%27Aqul

1093 – England – Winchester Cathedral dedicated. http://winchester-cathedral.org.uk/history-treasures/our-history/

1204 – Byzantine Empire – Siege of Constantinople began (Fourth Crusade). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Constantinople

1232 – China – Siege of Kaifeng began (Mongol-Jin War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_siege_of_Kaifeng

1378 – Rome – Archbishop Bartolomeo Prignano became Pope Urban VI.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Urban_VI

1455 – Rome – Cardinal Alfonso de Borgia became Pope Calixtus III (First Spanish Pope). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Callixtus_III

1740 – America – Action of 8 April (War of Jenkin’s Ear). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_8_April_1740

1820 – Melos – The Venus de Milo discovered. http://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/aphrodite-known-venus-de-milo

1864 – USA – Battle of Mansfield (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/mansfield.html

1886 – UK – First Irish Home Rule Bill introduced into House of Commons. http://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/evolutionofparliament/legislativescrutiny/parliamentandireland/overview/two-home-rule-bills/

1904 – USA – Longacre Square renamed Times Square in Midtown Manhattan, New York. http://www.cjr.org/the_kicker/and_thats_the_way_it_was_april_4.php

1904 – UK/France – The Entente Cordiale signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entente_Cordiale

1913 – USA – 17th Amendment became law. http://www.archives.gov/legislative/features/17th-amendment/

1942 – Philippines – Japanese take Bataan (WWII).

1942 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Hamburg (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – Australia – RAAF plane crashed at Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, 10 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430408-0

1944 – Germany – USAAF bombers attacked Volkwagen factory, Hannover (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1945 – Prussia – Celle Massacre (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celle_massacre

1947 – Venezuela – LAV plane crashed near Caracas, 27 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470408-0

1950 – India – Liaquat-Nehru Pact signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liaquat%E2%80%93Nehru_Pact

1951 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Charleston, WV, 21 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510408-0

1954 – Canada – TCAL plane and RCAF plane crashed at Moose Jaw, SK, 37 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540408-1

1954 – Italy – South African Airways Flight 201 disintegrated in mid air off San Lucido, 21 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540408-2

1961 – Persian Gulf – Explosion on the MV Dara, 238 killed. http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?31813

1964 – USA – Gemini 1 launched. http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/history/gemini/gemini-1/gemini-1.html

1968 – UK – BOAC Flight 712 caught fire at Heathrow Airport, London, 5 killed, Barbara Jane Harrison posthumously awarded George Cross. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Jane_Harrison  http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19680408-0

1970 – Egypt – Bahr el-Baqar air strike, primary school hit, 46 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahr_El-Baqar_primary_school_bombing

1985 – Chile – Earthquake measuring 7.5Mw, epicentre in Pichilemu, 2 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1985_Pichilemu_earthquake

1993 – The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Joined the United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/members/

1995 – Chechnya – Samashki Massacre ended (First Chechen War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samashki_massacre

2006 – Canada – Shedden Massacre, 8 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shedden_massacre

2013 – UK – Former Prime Minister, Baroness Margaret Thatcher died. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22067155

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1582 – George Foster was executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1786 – Robert Watson Jr and Joseph Hartley were executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1797 – Owen Pendegrass was executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1815 – Joseph Blackburn was executed at gallows behind Castle Walls.

http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf