April 8 Timeline Eimmas Brown

  • Banned Smoking

    Oakland A's stadium becomes 1st outdoor arena to ban smoking
  • 65th Golf Masters Championship

    65th Golf Masters Championship
  • Death in Riots

    Over 100 people die in the Krygyzstani riots; opposition leader Roza Otunbayeva says she will lead a temporary government for six months
  • Government Shutdown

    One hour before the deadline, the U.S. Congress reaches a deal on the 2011 U.S. federal budget, avoiding a government shutdown
  • Nobel Peace Prize

    German poet, Gunter Grass, awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature, is declared a persona non grata by the Internal Affairs Minister of Israel, over his poem, 'What Must Be Said.'
  • Golf Masters Tournament

    U.S. golfer Bubba Watson defeats Louis Oosthuizen at the 2012 Masters Tournament in a sudden-death playoff
  • Documents

    The release of 1.7 million U.S diplomatic and intelligence documents from 1973-1976 when Henry Kissinger was U.S. Secretary of State were released by Wikileaks; Julian Assange worked on the project inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
  • Margaret Thatcher

    Britain's former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, dies of a stroke at age 87 in London
  • Microsoft

    Microsoft ends support for its Windows XP operating system; the system was first released in 2001
  • Prince George

    Eight-month-old Prince George begins his first overseas royal tour with his parents, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge