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April 8

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 


1994
Cobain (Rolling Stone Press)  
Kurt Cobain, singer-guitarist for the grunge rock band Nirvana, is found dead in his Seattle, Washington, home from an apparent suicide at age 27.
(photo credit: Rolling Stone Press)


 
1993 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is admitted to the United Nations.
 
1990 Ryan White, banned from attending high school because of his classmates' fear of catching the AIDS virus, dies in Indianapolis, Indiana, at age 18.
 
1981 US General Omar Bradley dies in New York at age 88.
 


1974
Hank Aaron (Greenwood Press)  
Baseball slugger Hank Aaron hits his 715th home run to break the former record held by Babe Ruth.
(photo credit: Greenwood Press)



 
1973 Artist Pablo Picasso dies at his home in France, at age 91.
 
1956 Six Marine Corps recruits drown during training at Parris Island, SC.
 
1954 The DEW (Defense Early Warning) line radar network is announced to the US public.
 
1942 The island of Bataan falls to the Japanese during WWII.
 
1919 Frank W. Woolworth, founder of the Woolworth's store chain, dies at age 66.
 
1904 Longacre Square in New York City is changed to Times Square.
 
1896 The New York state flag is adopted.
 
1826 Henry Clay duels with John Randolph over a Congressional debate.
 
1812 Louisiana becomes the 18th state of the US.
 
1513   Explorer Ponce de Leon lands in Florida and claims it for Spain.
 

Born today:

1971  Darren Jessee - rock drummer (Ben Folds Five)

1968  Patricia Arquette - actress

1966  Robin Wright Penn - actress

1963  Julian Lennon - singer (son of The Beatles founder John Lennon)

1962  Izzy Stradlin - guitarist (Guns 'n Roses)

1954  John Schneider - actor

1947  Steve Howe - guitarist (Yes)

1946  Jim 'Catfish' Hunter - baseball pitcher

1940  John Havlicek - basketball Hall of Famer

1926  Shecky Greene - comedian

1918  Betty Ford - wife of former US president Gerald Ford

1893  Mary Pickford - actress

 

 

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