11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 8th April

Times Square

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1789 - The U.S. House of Representatives holds its first meeting

2. 1904 - Long Acre Square in Manhattan, New York, is renamed Times Square

3. 1941 - Designer Vivienne Westwood is born

4. 1946 - The League of Nations assembles in Geneva for the last time

5. 1953 - Jomo Kenyatta is sentenced to seven years hard labour accused of playing a leading role in the Mau Mau movement

6. 1962 - Bay of Pigs invaders get thirty years imprisonment in Cuba

7. 1973 - The artist Pablo Picasso dies of a heart attack at his chateau near Cannes on the French Riviera

8. 1986 - Clint Eastwood is elected mayor of Carmel

9. 1995 - British-born Nicholas Ingram is executed in the electric chair in the US after two appeals to the US Supreme Court are turned down

10. 1998 - George Michael is released on bail after he was arrested for engaging in lewd conduct in a park restroom

11. 2005 – Over four million people attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II in Rome

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Sources: BBC, Wikipedia,historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk,brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeoplehistory, onthisdayinhistory.com

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