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.
1974: Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th career home run to surpass Babe Ruth's 39-year-old record. As he rounded the bases at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, two college students sprinted onto the field and jogged alongside him for part of his trip around the bases, temporarily startling him. Aaron would hit a total of 755 homers in his career, a record that stood until surpassed by Barry Bonds in 2007.
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