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Other Notable Events, April 8

In 1913, 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was adopted, requiring that U.S. senators be elected by the people.

In 1917, Austria-Hungary, an ally of Germany, severed diplomatic relations with the United States.

In 1935, the U.S. Congress...

Notable Birthdays for April 8

Those born on this date include:

- Lewis Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, in 1726
- Pioneer neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing in 1869
- Actor Mary Pickford in 1892
- Olympic figure skater/actor Sonja Henie ...

Astronomy

This is Tuesday, April 8, the 98th day of 2014 with 267 to follow.

The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. The evening star is Jupiter.

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. -- Bruce Lee