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 - Margaret Thatcher
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2013: Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies from a stroke at the age of 87 in London, England. Known as the "Iron Lady," Thatcher governed Britain from 1979 to 1990. Britain's first and only female prime minister, she is known for transforming the country's economy and being a formidable rival on the international stage.

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