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
He retired from playing Shaggy after 40 years, but made a cameo as Shaggy's father in 2010. Who is he?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
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