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On This Day: April 08th

This is 98th day of the year and 267 days remain in the year.

in history
1513
1913
The 17th Amendment was ratified, requiring the direct election of U.S. senators by popular vote rather than by the state legislators.
1935
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was approved by Congress to help alleviate joblessness during the Great Depression.
1946
The League of Nations assembled for the last time.
1973
Artist Pablo Picasso died.
1974
Henry "Hank" Aaron hit the 715th home run of his career, breaking Babe Ruth's record.
1986
Actor Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, California.
1992
Tennis ace Arthur Ashe announced that he had AIDS.
April 08 BirthdaysKofi Annan (1938–)Ghanaian diplomat, secretary-general of the United Nations (1997–),
Sonja Henieskater
Michael Bennettchoreographer
Betty Fordformer First Lady
Mary Pickfordactress
Harvey Williams Cushingneurosurgeon
John Havlicekbasketball
Barbara Kingsolverwriter
Patricia Arquetteactress



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