Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this collection.
Edit
Today in history: April 8
spotlight

Today in history: April 8

  • Updated
  • 0

The United States Senate passed, 38-6, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing slavery, and more events that happened on this day in history.

Related to this collection

Most Popular

In 1947, the cargo ship Grandcamp blew up in the harbor in Texas City, Texas, and more events that happened on this day in history.

  • Updated

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Dean Norris, Ezra Koenig, Katee Sackhoff, Patricia Arquette, Robin …

Elvis Presley was inducted into the U.S. Army at the draft board in Memphis, Tennessee, before boarding a bus for Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, and …

Paul Revere began his famous ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Massachusetts, warning colonists that British Regular troops were approaching…

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including America Ferrera, Conan O’Brien, Eric McCormack, Kourtney Kardashian…

Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst, and more events that happened on this …

The British liner RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage, and more events that happened on this day in…

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics