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 - Pablo Picasso
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1973: Spanish artist and sculptor Pablo Picasso, one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, dies at the age of 91 in Mougins, France. Picasso, who was widely known for co-founding the Cubist movement and his co-invention of collage, is best known for works such as "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon," "Guernica" and "The Weeping Woman."

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