On This Day: April 08th

This is 99th day of the year and 267 days remain in the year.

in history
The 17th Amendment was ratified, requiring the direct election of U.S. senators by popular vote rather than by the state legislators.
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was approved by Congress to help alleviate joblessness during the Great Depression.
The League of Nations assembled for the last time.
Artist Pablo Picasso died.
Henry "Hank" Aaron hit the 715th home run of his career, breaking Babe Ruth's record.
Actor Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, California.
Tennis ace Arthur Ashe announced that he had AIDS.
April 08 Birthdays
Kofi Annan (1938–)Ghanaian diplomat, secretary-general of the United Nations (1997–),
Sonja Henieskater
Michael Bennettchoreographer
Betty Fordformer First Lady
Mary Pickfordactress
Harvey Williams Cushingneurosurgeon
John Havlicekbasketball
Barbara Kingsolverwriter
Patricia Arquetteactress

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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.