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On April eighth, 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta
Braves hit his 715th career home run in a game
against the Los Angeles Dodgers, breaking Babe
On this date:
In 1513, explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed
Florida for Spain.
In 1935, the Works
Progress Administration was approved by Congress.
In 1946, the
League of Nations assembled in Geneva for the
In 1950, ballet
dancer Vaslav Nijinsky died in London.
In 1970, the
Senate rejected President Nixon's nomination of
G. Harold Carswell to the US Supreme Court.
In 1973, artist Pablo
Picasso died at his home near Mougins,
France, at age 91.
In 1975, Frank
Robinson, major league baseball's first black
manager, got off to a winning start as his team,
the Cleveland Indians, defeated the New York
In 1981, General
Omar N. Bradley died in New York at age 88.
In 1992, tennis
great Arthur Ashe announced at a New York news
conference that he had AIDS. (Ashe died in
February 1993 of AIDS-related pneumonia at age
In 1994, Kurt
Cobain, singer and guitarist for the grunge band
Nirvana, was found dead in Seattle from an
apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound; he was
Ten years ago:
Ryan White, the teen-age AIDS patient whose
battle for acceptance gained national attention,
died in Indianapolis at age 18. The cult series
"Twin Peaks" premiered on ABC TV.
Five years ago:
Former secretary of defense Robert S. McNamara,
in an interview with AP Network News and
"Newsweek" magazine to promote his
memoirs, called America's Vietnam War policy
One year ago: At a
White House news conference, President Clinton
said NATO could still win in Kosovo by air power
alone, and he expressed hope for an early release
of three American POW's; also at the session with
reporters was visiting Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji
(joo rahng-jee), who promised to cooperate in
investigations of alleged nuclear-weapons spying
and illegal campaign contributions by Beijing.
"The world has
achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a
world of nuclear giants and ethical
General Omar N. Bradley (1893-1981).