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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 - All in the Family
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1979: The sitcom "All in the Family" airs its last episode after nine seasons on the air. The show, which starred Caroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Sally Struthers and Rob Reiner, ranked No. 1 in the yearly Nielsen ratings from 1971 to 1976, becoming the first television series to reach the milestone of having topped the Nielsen ratings for five consecutive years. In September 1979, a spinoff show, "Archie Bunker's Place," picked up where "All in the Family" had left off, running for another four seasons.

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