Almanac

Almanac

April 08, 2004

April 8

1946: The League of Nations assembled in Geneva for the last time.

1952: President Truman seized the steel industry to avert a nationwide strike.

1970: The Senate rejected President Nixon's nomination of G. Harold Carswell to the U.S. Supreme Court.

1973: Artist Pablo Picasso died at age 91.

1974: Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, breaking Babe Ruth's record.

1990: Ryan White, the teen-age AIDS patient whose battle for acceptance gained national attention, died at 18.

1993: Singer Marian Anderson died at age 96.

1994: Kurt Cobain, singer and guitarist for Nirvana, was found dead in Seattle from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound; he was 27.

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