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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 - Auguste Deter
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1906: Auguste Deter, the first person to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, dies. The disease was first described by German psychiatrist and neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer, one of the first doctors to examine Deter after she started showing symptoms of dementia.

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