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Calendar for April 8th, 2013

1750s

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

  • 1910s

  • Born 1912: Sonja Henie (figure skater)

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

  • 1920s

  • Born 1921: Franco Corelli (opera singer)

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

  • 1930s

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

  • 1940s

  • 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

  • 1960s

  • Born 1960: John Schneider (actor)

  • Born 1963: Julian Lennon (musician)

  • Born 1966: Robin Wright Penn (actress)

  • Born 1968: Patricia Arquette (actress)

  • 1970s

  • 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

  • 1980s

  • 1986: Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel, CA

  • 1990s

  • Died 1993: Marian Anderson (singer)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2013: Margaret Thatcher (British prime minister)

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


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