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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining April 8. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is April 8 so important!

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Top 10 April 8 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. On April 1st, 1993 a San Diego Radio station reported that the space shuttle Discovery had to make an emergency landing at the local airport at 8:30 am. Over 1000 people headed for the landing site to catch a glimpse, crowding the airport and causing traffic jams. It was an April Fools hoax.

  2. Rowan develops pinnate leaves during the April. Leaves consist of 5 to 8 pairs of leaflets that are oppositely arranged along the leaf axis and one leaflet on its end. Leaflets are oval-shaped and toothed on the edges. Leaves change their color from green into orange-red during the autumn.

  3. Pregnancy in females lasts 8 months and ends with one calf. Most babies are born during the April. Calves are able to follow their mothers few hours after birth.

  4. Females are able to delay pregnancy. Embryonic development starts 6.5 to 8 months after copulation and ends in one month. One litter consists of 3 to 7 kits. Babies are usually born during the March and April. They are blind, naked and helpless at birth. Kits depend on the mother's milk during the first 40 to 45 days of life.

  5. There will be another total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Path includes Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Ohio, New York, Maine

  6. Thatcher died on April 8, 2013 due to complications from a stroke at the age of eighty-seven. She was interred on the ground of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

  7. Carbondale, Illinois is almost dead center for not 1 but 2 total solar eclipses, 7 years apart (Great Eclipse of 2017 on August 21, 2017 and Total Eclipse on April 8, 2024)

  8. On April 18, 1930, BBC had nothing to report for their 8:45 evening bulletin, so they said “there is no news” and played piano music for 15 minutes.

  9. The Replicants from Blade Runner were born from Jan 8, 2016 to April 10, 2017. So all but Leon would be alive right now.

  10. The highest temperature ever recorded in Guam was 96 °F (36 °C) on April 18, 1971 and April 1, 1990, and the lowest temperature ever recorded was 65 °F (18 °C) on February 8, 1973.

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Makanda, Illinois Will Experience 2 Back-to-Back Total Solar Eclipses in the Span of 7 Years: One on August 21, 2017 and the Other on April 8, 2024

April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10) and December 12 (12/12) all fall on the same day of the year. Also, 5/9, 9/5, 7/11, and 11/7. For this year, that is, Saturday.

The Rijksmuseum's main building closed on December 7th, 2003, and did not reopen until April 13th, 2013. It underwent renovations and after reopening more than 2 million people visited the Rijksmuseum in only 8 months.

Puerto Rican coquis mostly mate during the wet season, from April to October. Females are able to lay eggs every 8 weeks.

There is an active volcano merely 300 miles off the Oregon Coast that has caused numerous small earthquakes, including 8,000 events on April 24th, 2015 that accompanied a 2-Meter drop in the sea floor on the same day

Before April 9, 2001, the NYSE used the denomination of 1/8 and then 1/16 because Spanish currency had a base of 8 when the exchange was founded in 1792. The Spanish used a base of 8 so that traders could more easily handle coins with their fingers and without the use of thumbs.

April 14-15th, 2018 saw the rainiest 24 hours in recorded U.S. history. The Hawaiian island of Kauai received nearly 50 inches of rain in under a day, with a notable 3 hour period in which 8 inches fell.

The first video on YouTube was uploaded exactly 10 years ago at 8:27 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2005. The 19 second video 'Me at the zoo' has since received more than 19 million views and more than 130,000 comments.

On April 8, 1999, the world's biggest food conglomerates met to discuss the impact of their products on the public health crisis in the US. They concluded that reducing the fat and sugar contents of their products was not profitable, and some companies started increasing them even more instead.

The next total solar eclipse to cross the United States is just seven years away on April 8, 2024

This year will be the first season of the Alliance of American Football, a football league that runs from February - April, and they already have 8 teams. There are also quite a few different rules from the NFL, like mandatory 2 point conversation and no kickoffs

Picasso died in 1973. I always thought Picasso was a painter from long ago, but his date of death was 8 April, 1973. I had no idea Picasso was alive in the 70's.

On April 18, 1930, BBC had nothing to report for their 8:45 evening bulletin, so they said “Good evening. Today is Good Friday. There is no news” and played piano music for 15 minutes.

on April 18, 1930, the BBC did not report any news because it had no news. At 8:45 PM that day, a broadcaster went on the air and said, “Good evening, Today is Good Friday. There is no news.” Then the BBC went on to play piano music for the next 15 minutes.

Carbondale, Illinois is almost dead center for not 1 but 2 total solar eclipses, 7 years apart (Great Eclipse of 2017 on August 21, 2017 and Total Eclipse on April 8, 2024)

The reason the date April 8 was chosen for "Rex Manning Day" in Empire Records is because that was the same date that Kurt Cobain was found dead- exactly 25 years ago today.

Layne Staley ( Alice in chains) and Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) died on the same day 8 years apart, April 5th.

In April 2011, Cliff Forrest, a 10-year-old child, discovered former Chicago Bear William Perry's Super Bowl ring for sale. With the help of his mother, he purchased it for $8,500 and generously returned it to Perry. Four years later, Perry re-sold the ring for more than $200,000.

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Pablo Picasso died April 8, 1973, 5 days after the first recorded cell phone call was placed.

On April 1st,1957, the BBC successfully convinced its 8 million viewers that spaghetti trees were real

Between the years 2002-04, a lion named Osama (named after terrorist Osama bin Laden) was accused of killing more than 50 people from 8 villages in Rufiji, Tanzania. He was just 3 1/2 years old when game scouts shot him in April of 2004.

As of April 2014, the United Nations has stated 8,803 children have been killed in the ongoing Syrian Civil War.

The first "copycat" school shooting following Columbine took place in Taber, AB, Canada just 8 days later on April 28, 1999. A 14 yr old dropout opened fire in a hallway, killing 1 boy and wounding another.

Kurt Cobain & Layne Staley both died on April 5th, 8 years apart. They were also born 6 months apart.