2021 April

April 8: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on April 8

April 8th is known as Draw A Picture Of A Bird Day as well as Empanada Day.

Today marks day 98 of the year, and we have 267 days left of the year.

People who were born on this day all share the Aries zodiac sign.

If you’d like to learn some of the top historical events that all happened on this day, then you’ve come to the right place! Here we are going to fill you in on many areas including, religion, mathematics, sports, celebrities, animals and more.

Did you know that on this day in 1879, New York City started selling milk in glass bottles? Before this, people had to provide their own containers and the milk was received from large kegs.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 8th in history!

What Happened On April 8 In History?

2020

Democratic Senator, Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race for US president.

Source CNN
2019

Research discovered that as many as 600 million birds die in the US every year after flying into skyscrapers.

OTD in 2019: Research discovered that as many as 600 million birds die in the US every year after flying into skyscrapers.
Source CNN
2013

The Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher died at 87 years old.

Thatcher was Britain's first prime minister and over 2,000 guests attended her funeral on April 17.
Source Politico
1986

Clint Eastwood was elected as Mayor in Carmel, California.

1916

Racer Bob Burman died after crashing his race car in Corona, California.

Additionally, Burman's riding mechanic and a policeman and three spectators were killed in the accident.
1879

New York City started selling milk in glass bottles, a first for the USA.

It was done in a move to make the sale and consumption of milk safer and more sanitary.
Source Wired
1796

German mathematician, Carl Friedrich Gauss became the first person to prove quadratic reciprocity law.

OTD in 1796: German mathematician
The law of quadratic reciprocity is a theory from modular arithmetic giving conditions for solving quadratic equations modulo prime numbers.
1766

The first idea of a fire escape was patented.

The escape consisted of a wicker basket which was attached to a pulley and chain.
1093

The iconic historical Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire, England was dedicated to Bishop Walkelin.

217

Roman Emperor Caracalla was stabbed to death by a guard while urinating.

Famous Quotes Said On April 8th

Who said what today throughout history? Here are the most famous things people have said on this day.

1973

“Drink to me, drink to my health. You know I can’t drink anymore.”

– Pablo Picasso

Did you know that on this day, April 8th 1879, New York City started selling milk in glass bottles?