Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/April 8

This is a list of selected April 8 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

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Hanamatsuri in Japan multiple issues
1093Winchester Cathedral at Winchester in Hampshire, one of the largest cathedrals in England, was dedicated by Bishop Walkelin. lots of CN tags (8), could use more
1341 – Italian scholar and poet Petrarch took the title poet laureate at a ceremony in Rome. refimprove section
1820 – A Greek peasant discovered a statue of a woman with its arms missing—the Venus de Milo—on the Aegean island of Milos. competing theories of discovery
1857Gallaudet University, the world's only university for hearing-impaired students, was established in Washington, D.C. date not cited, unreferenced section
1886 – Prime minister William Gladstone introduced the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons. CN tags
1904 – British occultist and writer Aleister Crowley began transcribing The Book of the Law, one of the Holy Books of Thelema. date not cited, refimprove section
1911 – Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovered superconductivity. refimprove section
1992 – American tennis player Arthur Ashe announced that he had contracted HIV from blood transfusions; he spent the remainder of his life as an AIDS activist. refimprove section
2008 – The wind turbines at the Bahrain World Trade Center, the first building to incorporate turbines into its design, became operational. short, needs update
Philip IV of Spain (b. 1605) refimprove section
Dead (d. 1991) unreferenced section



April 8: Mid-Sha'ban (Islam, 2020); Fast of the Firstborn (Judaism, 2020)

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