On this day: April 8

Published On: Apr 04 2013 04:16:05 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 08 2016 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 - Godfather Part II
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1975: At the 47th Academy Awards, "The Godfather Part II" becomes the first sequel to capture the Oscar for Best Picture. The movie received a total of six Oscars to double up its predecessor's total, including Best Director for Francis Ford Coppola and Best Supporting Actor for Robert De Niro.

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