Weird Events on 8th April
- 1596: Guy Fawkes
Fights at the Siege of Calais The Spanish capture the citadel of Calais after a short seige - a notable victory for the Catholic cause. Queen Elizabeth herself sends English mercenaries to try and defend the citadel, but it falls after a brief but bloody siege. By all accounts Fawkes fights well and bravely on the Catholics' side.
- 1993: Harold Shipman: Doctor of Death
Kills Mary Emma Andrew, 8 Mona Street, Hyde