This Day In History – April 8

Today in History

1767 Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders
1886 William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
1898 Battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crush 6,000 Sudanese
1913 Opening of China’s 1st parliament takes place in Peking (now Beijing)
2004 Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups

Today in Film & TV

1990 “Twin Peaks” created by David Lynch and starring Kyle MacLachlan premieres on ABC-TV

Today in Sports

1974 Hammerin’ Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, breaking Babe Ruth’s record in Atlanta

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