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 - Ryan White
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1990: Ryan White, an Indiana teenager who became a national celebrity and spokesman for AIDS research and public education after being expelled from middle school following his diagnosis with HIV, dies at the age of 18 in Indianapolis. White, a hemophiliac, became infected from a contaminated blood treatment and was given six months to live when diagnosed in December 1984. White participated in numerous public benefits for children with AIDS during the last years of his life and befriended many celebrities, including Elton John, Michael Jackson and John Mellencamp.

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