This day in history, April 8 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

This day in history, April 8

April 8 is the 99th day of 2016. There are 297 days left in the year

1820: Venus de Milo is discovered on Aegean island of Milos.

1918: First Lady Betty Ford is born Elizabeth Ann Bloomer in Chicago, Illinois.

1973: Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso, 91, dies in Mougins, France.

1974: Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron hits 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on all time list. It comes off Dodgers' pitcher Al Dowling.

1981: Retired General Omar Bradley dies in New York City at age 88.

1985: Some three months after it was recorded, USA for Africa's "We Are the World" hits #1.

1992: Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces he has AIDS, contracted through a blood transfusion.

2005: More than four-million people attend funeral of Pope John Paul II.

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