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 - Sonja Henie
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1912: Figure skater and actress Sonja Henie, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, a 10-time World champion and a six-time European champion, is born in Oslo, Norway. After retiring from amateur competition in 1936, she took up a career as a professional performer in acting and live shows, becoming one of the highest paid stars in Hollywood during the height of her fame.

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