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 266 days left of the year.
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 fun & interesting facts about April 8th in history!
What memorable events happened on April 8 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race for US president.
Researchers discovered that as many as 600 million birds die in the US every year after flying into skyscrapers.
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.
Construction of the Bahrain World Trade Center was officially completed.
The Bahrain WTC was the first skyscraper in the world to integrate wind turbines into its design, which provide approximately 11-15% of the tower’s total power consumption.
NASA’s Discovery space shuttle launched on mission STS-56.
The primary payload of STS-56 was the ATLAS-2 laboratory, which collected data on the Sun’s effect on Earth’s ozone layer during the space shuttle’s flight. The astronauts experimented during the mission with amateur radio equipment. They were able to successfully make radio contact with a few schools in the US, as well as the Soviet Mir space station.
The first person in the world to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s died.
Auguste Deter was born on May 16, 1950, in Cassell, Germany, and lived a relatively normal and happy life until her late forties. Over a short few years, Auguste’s mental condition rapidly deteriorated. At first, she showed symptoms similar to dementia, but by her 50th birthday, Auguste started to lose control of herself completely. She was admitted later that year to a mental institution, where she spent the rest of her life.
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Unfortunately, April 8th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Margaret Thatcher was an English politician born on October 13, 1925. She died on this day in 2013, at age 87 in London, England, UK.
Apr 8, 2013 (Age 87)
Here we have the most notable quotes that have been spoken throughout history on April 8th.
Drink to me, drink to my health. You know I can’t drink anymore.
Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.
Are you looking for something to do today? Well, here’s a few special days that might just give you some ideas.
National Empanada Day
There’s so much more to empanadas than meat and cheese. The word empanada itself comes from the words “to wrap in bread.” Empanada day celebrates all kinds of empanadas, baked or fried, and you can take part yourself by eating or making one of your own!
Draw A Picture Of A Bird Day
Did you know there are over 10,000 different species of bird living on our planet? So why not show your appreciation of our flying feathered friends today by taking part in Draw A Picture Of A Bird Day. Which bird will you draw?
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Fun Fact Of The Day
An estimated 50% of all gold ever mined on Earth came from a single plateau in South Africa: Witwatersrand.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on this day all share the Aries zodiac sign.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and its mascot is the Ram. As a fire sign ruled by the planet Mars, Aries energy is often individualistic, bold, and brave.
People born during April have the Diamond birthstone. Wearing a diamond is said to make those born in April happier in relationships and more successful in life.
If you were born on April 8, you were likely conceived on the week of July 16 in the previous year.
Babies conceived on April 8, 2023, will be due around December 30, 2023.