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It happened on a… April 8
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Egyptian archaeologists announce their most important find since Tutankhamun’s tomb – discovery of a lost ‘golden city’ the 3,000-years-old ancient city of Aten near Luxor.


WrestleMania XXXIV : Ronda Rousey makes WWE debut, teaming with Kurt Angle to beat Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in a mixed tag team match.


Shedden massacre: The bodies of eight men, all shot to death, are found in a field in Ontario, Canada. The murders are soon linked to the Bandidos motorcycle gang.


Over four million people attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II.


Frank Robinson debuts as 1st African American baseball manager.


Hammerin’ Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, off of L.A. Dodger Al Downing, breaking Babe Ruth’s record in Atlanta.


Lester B. Pearson throws out the first ball as the Montreal Expos play their first game at Jarry Park, beating the National Baseball League St. Louis Cardinals 8-7; opening game of franchise, first regular-season major league baseball game in Canada, and outside the US.


Milk sold in glass bottles for 1st time


Alfred Paraf patented the first successful oleomargarine.


The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos.


William Pigott opens the first inn in Nova Scotia; first in English Canada.

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