Monarchists.Wiki:Selected anniversaries/April 8
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- 217 – Roman emperor Caracalla was assassinated near Harran and succeeded by his Praetorian Guard prefect Macrinus.
- 876 – Forces of the Abbasid Caliphate decisively defeated those of the Saffarid emir Ya'qub ibn Laith, forcing the latter to halt his advance into Iraq.
- 1093 – Winchester Cathedral (pictured) at Winchester in Hampshire, one of the largest cathedrals in England, was dedicated by Bishop Walkelin.
- 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.
- 1740 – War of the Austrian Succession: The Royal Navy captured the Spanish ship of the line Princesa, which was later mustered into British service.
- 1864 – American Civil War: A decisive Confederate victory in the Battle of Mansfield stopped the advance of the Union Army's Red River Campaign.
- 1886 – Prime Minister William Gladstone introduced the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
- 2013 – Two Sunni Muslim extremist groups, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Al-Nusra Front, merged to become the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIS.