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On April the 8th
David Lynch's, legendary television show, Twin Peaks, premiered on the ABC channel.
Actor, Clint Eastwood, was elected mayor of the town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. He received 72% of the vote.
Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso, died at the age of 92 in Vauvenargues, southern France.
American actress, Patricia Arquette, was born in Chicago, Illinois.
United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, was born in Kumasi, Ghana.
American chemist and Nobel Prize winner, Melvin Calvin, was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Italian composer, Gaetano Donizetti, died at Bergamo (then Austria). His most celebrated work was the opera "Lucia di Lammermoor".
The statue of Venus de Milo was discovered by a peasant on the Aegean island of Melos. It is at present on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Greek poet, Dionisios Solomos, was born in the island of Zakynthos. The words of the Greek national anthem are based on one of his poems.
George Frideric Handel's "The Messiah" was performed for the first time in Dublin.
Lorenzo de Medici, ruler of Florence, died at the age of 43. He was one of the most celebrated rulers of the Italian Renaissance era and the architect of "the Golden Age" of Florence.
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