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On this day: April 8

Published On: Apr 04 2013 04:16:05 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 08 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Venus de Milo is uncovered, Pablo Picasso dies, Hank Aaron belts a milestone home run, "The Godfather Part II" makes Oscar history, and Somali pirates briefly seize an American vessel, all on this day.

OTD April 8 - Annette Funicello
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2013: Actress Annette Funicello, best known as one of the most popular "Mouseketeers" on "The Mickey Mouse Club" and for movies in the "Beach Party" genre in the mid-1960s, dies of complications from multiple sclerosis at the age of 70 in Bakersfield, Calif.

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