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TODAY IN HISTORY - 08 APRIL


• 1271 – The Knights Hospitaller surrendered the Krak des Chevaliers to the army of the Mamluk sultan Baibars.

1341 – Italian scholar and poet Petrarch took the title poet laureate at a ceremony in Rome.

1911 – Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovered superconductivity.

• 1950 – India and Pakistan sign the Liaquat – Nehru Pact.

 

2008 – The wind turbines at the Bahrain World Trade Center, the first building to incorporate turbines into its design, became operational.





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