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Notable Historical Events for April 8th

1994Darryl Strawberry enters Betty Ford clinic

1500Battle at Novara: King Louis XII beats duke Ludovico Sforza

199054th Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 278

217Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.

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

1455Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III

1966AFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner

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

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

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.

April 8th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 8th

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

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

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

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

April 8th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 8th

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

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

1947Henry Ford, US industrialist (Ford cars), dies at 83

2000Claire Trevor, American actress (b. 1910)

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