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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, April 8, 2025

Born

  • Sonja Henie (figure skater) –
  • Betty Ford (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Franco Corelli (opera singer) –
  • Kofi Atta Annan (7th United Nations Secretary General) –
  • James Augustus "Catfish" Hunter (American baseball pitcher) –
  • John Schneider (actor) –
  • Julian Lennon (musician) –
  • Robin Wright (actress) –
  • Patricia Arquette (actress) –
  • Taylor Kitsch (actor) –
  • Skai Jackson (actress) –

Died

  • Pablo Picasso (Spanish painter ) –
  • Marian Anderson (singer) –
  • Margaret Thatcher (British prime minister) –
  • Annette Funicello (actress; one of the original Mouseketeers) –

Events

  • William Pigott opened first inn in Nova Scotia (in Halifax)–
  • Gallaudet University founded in Washington, D.C.–
  • Second day of fire tornadoes in San Luis Obispo, California–
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts opened in Hawaii–
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered a nationwide wage freeze in an effort to curb inflation–
  • The League of Nations assembled for the last time, Geneva–
  • Sunspot enlarged to 330+ times Earth’s area–
  • In Toronto, the CBC announced it bought Sesame Street to show on its television network–
  • Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run, breaking Babe Ruth’s record–
  • Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel, CA–

Weather

  • 28 degrees F, Bakersfield, California–
  • A record heat wave in New York City brought a temperature of 85 degrees F–
  • Last killing frost, Hartford, Connecticut–
  • Dust storm blew across Colorado and Kansas–

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