April 8 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Orthodox Easter Day
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Orthodox Easter
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Orthodox Easter Sunday
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Easter Sunday (Orthodox)
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Easter Sunday
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Day of Romas
Kosovo Observance
Ethiopian Easter Sunday
Ethiopia Public Holiday
Coptic Easter
Sudan Public Holiday
Coptic Easter Sunday
Egypt National Holiday
International Romani Day (for Romani community)
Macedonia, republic of Optional Holiday

Historical Events on April 8

  • 1740: The Spanish vessel Princesa is captured by 3 British ships during the War of Jenkins’ Ear.
  • 1820: On the Island of Milos, the Venus de Milo is discovered.
  • 1832: 300 U.S 6th Infantry soldiers leave St. Louis, Missouri to fight the Sauk Indians during the Black Hawk War.
  • 1864: Confederate forces defeat Union troops at Mansfield, Louisiana during the Battle of Mansfield.
  • 1903: Aleister Crowley transcribes the first chapter of the Book of the Law.
  • 1904: Longacre Square has its name changed to Times Square.
  • 1918: On the streets of New York City’s financial district, Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks sell war bonds during World War I.
  • 1942: At the Siege of Leningrad during World War II, Soviet troops manage to open a railway link to Leningrad.
  • 1942: Bataan in the Philippines is seized by Japanese forces during World War II.
  • 1943: United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt prohibits workers from changing jobs and bans public utilities from increasing rates in an attempt to keep inflation in check and to freeze prices.
  • 1959: A team led by Grace Hooper assembles to discuss the creation of a new programming language that will be called COBOL.
  • 1961: An explosion on the MV Dara in the Persian Gulf ends up killing almost 240 people.
  • 1964: The test flight of Gemini 1 begins on this day.
  • 1974: Hank Aaron hits his 715th career home run at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. This beats the previous record held by Babe Ruth.

Famous Birthdays on April 8

  • English singer-songwriter Julian Lennon is born in 1963.
  • American rapper Biz Markie is born in 1964.
  • American actress Robin Wright is born in 1966.
  • American actress Patricia Arquette is born in 1968.
  • American actress Kathryn Ann Sackhoff is born in 1980.
  • American actor Taran Noah Smith is born in 1984.

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