Egypt · Political

Bahr El-Baqar primary school bombing

April 8, 1970 Bahr El-Baqar, Egypt The Israeli Air Force bombs Bahr el-Baqar primary school, killing 46 children and injuring over 50 The attack is considered human error, with the Israeli military stating they thought the building was a military base. Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan later commented on the bombing, “Maybe the Egyptians… Continue reading Bahr El-Baqar primary school bombing

Germany

The death of the first diagnosed Alzheimer’s patient

April 8, 1906 Frankfurt, Germany Auguste Deter dies at 55 from sepsis resulting from bedsores Deter is best remembered as the first diagnosed Alzheimer's patient. One of her conversations with Dr. Alois Alzheimer which was recorded went: "What is your name?" "Auguste." "Family name?" "Auguste." "What is your husband's name?" she hesitates, finally answers: "I… Continue reading The death of the first diagnosed Alzheimer’s patient