This Day In History: April 8

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Hank Aaron make homerun history when he broke Babe Ruth's record of 714 homeruns on April 8th in Atlanta. This historical event along with others is recapped by Russell Mitchell in this video clip from This Day In History. Other events included the founding of Cape town South Africa by traders of the Dutch East Indian Company, and the funeral services of Pope John Paul II. Also occurring on April 8, was the announcement by Arthur Ashe that he had contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion.

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