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Calendar for April 8th, 2013

1751: William Pigott opened first inn in Nova Scotia (in Halifax)

Born 1912: Sonja Henie (figure skater)

Born 1918: Betty Ford (U.S. First Lady)

Born 1921: Franco Corelli (opera singer)

1926: Second day of fire tornadoes in San Luis Obispo, California

Born 1938: Kofi Atta Annan (7th United Nations Secretary General)

1943: President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered a nationwide wage freeze in an effort to curb inflation

1946: The League of Nations assembled for the last time, Geneva

Born 1960: John Schneider (actor)

Born 1963: Julian Lennon (musician)

Born 1966: Robin Wright Penn (actress)

Born 1968: Patricia Arquette (actress)

1970: In Toronto, the CBC announced it bought Sesame Street to show on its television network

Died 1973: Pablo Picasso (painter)

1974: Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run, breaking Babe Ruth's record

1986: Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel, CA

Died 1993: Marian Anderson (singer)

Died 2013: Margaret Thatcher (British prime minister)

Died 2013: Annette Funicello (actress; one of the original Mouseketeers)

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