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Notable Historical Events for April 8th

1974Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, breaking Babe Ruth's record in Atlanta

1953Jomo Kenyatta convicted of involvement with Mau Mau and sentenced to 7 years in Kenya

200165th Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods wins, shooting a 272

1941Joe Louis TKOs Tony Musto in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

1968Gangsters Henry Hill and Jimmy Burke commit the Air France robbery, stealing $420,000

1455Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III

1832Charles Darwin begins trip through Rio de Janeiro

1943U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases to common carriers and public utilities.

1796Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, proves the quadratic reciprocity law (the ability to determine the solvability of any quadratic equation in modular arithmetic)

1986Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel California, Make his day

April 8th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 8th

1966Robin Wright Penn, Dallas Tx, actress (Santa Barbara, Princess Bride)

1892Mary Pickford, [Gladys Smith], actress (Poor Little Rich Girl)

1886Jim Barnes, Lelant Cornwall, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins)

1948Robert Alan Litchfield, Mass, bank robber (FBI most wanted in the 1980s)

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Notable Weddings on April 8th

1907Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser (24) weds Bess Fosburgh in Boston, Massachusetts

1779US Defector General Benedict Arnold (38) weds Peggy Shippen (18) at Shippen's townhouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Notable Deaths on April 8th

2013Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (1979 - 1990) dies aged 87

217Caracalla, Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29

1973Pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91

2000Claire Trevor, American actress (b. 1910)

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