April 8: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1820 - The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos.
- 1904 - Longacre Square in Midtown Manhattan is renamed Times Square after The New York Times.
- 1913 - The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring direct election of Senators, becomes law.
- 1974 - At Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Hank Aaron hits his 715th career home run to surpass Babe Ruth's 39-year-old record.
- 2008 - The construction of the world's first building to integrate wind turbines is completed in Bahrain.
- Famous Birthdays: Giuseppe Tartini (Italian violinist and composer), Lewis Morris (American judge and politician), David Rittenhouse (American astronomer and mathematician), John Hicks (English economist, Nobel Prize laureate), Melvin Calvin (American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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