1977 - The Clash release debut album
1952 - Pres. Truman nationalizes steel industry
1867 - The largest of the World's Fairs, France's "Exposition Universelle", opens in Paris
1820 - Venus de Milo statue found on Melos
1730 - Shearith Israel first synagogue in NYC.
This Day In Business
1908 - Harvard University established the Harvard Business School.
1986 - Actor Clint Eastwood is elected mayor in his local town of Carmel, California.
1960 - German land annexed by the Dutch during WWII is returned to Germany.
1974 - Hank Aaron hits his 715th home run, breaking Babe Ruth's record
April 8th Holiday
Draw a Bird Day (international) - Celebrated since the 1940s in the U.K., pictures of birds are drawn and shared all over the world.
Today's Birthday Trivia
Known as The Godfather of Soul, he became a social voice with the 1968 hit, 'Say It Loud-I'm Black and I'm Proud.' Who is he?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
Learn about people born on this day by reading the April 8 Birthday Horoscope.
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