This Day In
History April 8

Year Month Start Date Event
1820 April 8 Died - Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, colonizer and author (b.1771)
1851 April 8 Born - Frederick Peters, lawyer, politician and Premier of Prince Edward Island (died 1919)
1872 April 8 Died - Cornelius Krieghoff, artist (b.1815)
1875 April 8 The Northwest Territories is given a lieutenant-governor separate from that of Manitoba.
1885 April 8 Died - Susanna Moodie, writer (b.1803)
1888 April 8 Born - Dora Mavor Moore, actor, teacher and director (d.1979)
1892 April 8 Born - Mary Pickford, actress and studio co-founder (d.1979)
1904 April 8 In the Lansdowne-Cambon Convention France gives up some of its longstanding rights in Newfoundland
1927 April 8 Born - Lois Miriam Wilson, first female Moderator of the United Church of Canada and Senator
1938 April 8 Born - John Hamm, physician, politician and 32nd Premier of Nova Scotia
1942 April 8 Born - Harold Gilleshammer, politician
1949 April 8 Born -  Claudette Bradshaw, politician
1954 April 8 Died - April 8 Winnifred Eaton, author (b.1875)
1959 April 8 Died - George Croil, first Chief of the Air Staff of the Royal Canadian Air Force (b.1893)
1960 April 8 Born - Pat Duncan, politician and sixth (and first female) Premier of Yukon and the first Liberal of gouvernement
1963 April 8 April 8: Federal election: Lester Pearson's Liberals win a minority, defeating John Diefenbaker's PCs
1966 April 8 Died - Robert Methven Petrie, astronomer (b.1906)
1970 April 8 Born - April 8 - J. R. Bourne, actor
1974 April 8 Died - James Charles McGuigan, Cardinal (b.1894)
1986 April 8 Born - Jevohn Shepherd, basketball player
1997 April 8 April 8 - Albert Malouf, judge
1999 April 8 Born - April 8 - Jacob Guay
2003 April 8 Died - Vatche Arslanian, Canadian Red Cross worker, killed in Iraq (born 1955)
2004 April 8 April 8 - Department of Justice considering extraditing alleged mafia leader Vito Rizzuto to the United States. He is accused of three murders in 1981.
2004 April 8  - Nine Hells Angels members from Montreal are convicted of drug trafficking and gangsterism.
2009 April 8 Died - - Victoria Stafford, murder victim (born 2000)
2009 April 8 Victoria "Tori" Stafford is abducted from Oliver Stephens Public School in Woodstock, Ontario.