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On 08 April 2018

200th anniversary

Birthdate of Christian IX of Denmark (d. 1906); and August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist and academic (d. 1892).

100th anniversary

World War I: Actors Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin sell war bonds on the streets of New York City's financial district..

Birthdate of Betty Ford, American wife of Gerald Ford, 40th First Lady of the United States (d. 2011); and Glendon Swarthout, American author and academic (d. 1992).

50th anniversary

BOAC Flight 712 catches fire shortly after take off. As a result of her actions in the accident, Barbara Jane Harrison is awarded a posthumous George Cross, the only GC awarded to a woman in peacetime..

Birthdate of Patricia Arquette, French-Canadian Russian/Polish Jewish-American actress and director; Patricia Girard, French runner and hurdler; and Tracy Grammer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist.

25th anniversary

The Republic of Macedonia joins the United Nations..

Birthdate of Viktor Arvidsson, Swedish ice hockey player; and Zac Santo, Australian rugby league player.

Death of Marian Anderson, American operatic singer (b. 1897).

10th anniversary

The construction of the world's first building to integrate wind turbines is completed in Bahrain..

Death of Kazuo Shiraga, Japanese painter (b. 1924).

5th anniversary

The Islamic State of Iraq enters the Syrian Civil War and begins by declaring a merger with the Al-Nusra Front under the name Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham.

Death of Mikhail Beketov, Russian journalist (b. 1958); Annette Funicello, American actress and singer (b. 1942); Sara Montiel, Spanish-Mexican actress and singer (b. 1928); José Luis Sampedro, Spanish economist and author (b. 1917); and Margaret Thatcher, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1925).

4th anniversary

Death of Emmanuel III Delly, Iraqi patriarch (b. 1927); Karlheinz Deschner, German author and activist (b. 1924); and Ivan Mercep, New Zealand architect, designed the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum (b. 1930).

3rd anniversary

Death of Jayakanthan, Indian journalist and author (b. 1934); Rayson Huang, Hong Kong chemist and academic (b. 1920); Sergei Lashchenko, Ukrainian kick-boxer (b. 1987); David Laventhol, American journalist and publisher (b. 1933); and Jean-Claude Turcotte, Canadian cardinal (b. 1936).

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