The Greek royal family at the opening of cycling events at the first modern International Summer Olympic Games held at the Neo Phaliron Velodrome on April 8, 1896 in Athens, Greece. Saluting at center is Greek King George and Crown Prince Constantine I at right.
British prisoners freed by General Patton’s fourth armoured division near Gotha, Germany on March 8, 1935. Some of them were taken prisoner at Dukirk, having spent five years in Nazi prison camps. They had been marched from the eastern front to Gotha. When the Germans learned of the American approach they started to march them back again to the east. These lads escaped and his in the woods near Gotha until the fourth armoured division took the city.
This was the scene on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, April 8, 1939 as the market closed an active session after the Good Friday holiday. Weary clerks produced this shower of paper at the closing gong.
Children from St. Mary's Orphanage in Newark, N.J. gather around an Eastern Airlines plane at Newark Airport, April 8, 1947, to wish Babe Ruth good luck as he prepares to leave for Miami, Fla., for two weeks of rest, fishing and golf. With Ruth are an unidentified flight attendant and pilot. The former home run king planned the rest prior to taking up his duties as consultant to the American Legion's Junior Baseball Program.
Ben Hogan, right center, strokes a short putt on the 18th green as he completes the Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta, Ga., on April 8, 1951. The Fort Worth sharpshooter shot a four under par 68 to bring his four day total to 280 to win the tournament. A huge gallery followed him all day at the Augusta National Golf Club. At left is Lew Worsham, Jr.
President John F. Kennedy sends out the first pitch which opens the American League baseball season, April 8, 1962, in Washington.
The Rolling Stones are shown during rehearsal on April 8, 1964 at an unknown location. The British band members, from left, are, Brian Jones, guitar; Bill Wyman, bass; Charlie Watts, drums; Mick Jagger, vocals; and Keith Richards, guitar.
Vietnamese troops of the 7th division and U.S. 9th division were on their first combined operation in the Mekong Delta. The allied forces landed by helicopters in the marshy, canal laced paddy country 35 miles southwest of Saigon near ap Bac. In this photo, American infantrymen of the 5th battallion/60th mechanized infantry wade through muddy canals and swamps on April 8, 1967.
Ebenezer Baptist Church where people came in great numbers to pay respects to a fallen leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., April 8, 1968 in Atlanta, Ga.
Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., holds her hand up to stop applause as she was about to speak to a gathering of marchers in Memphis, Tennessee, April 8, 1968.
Street merchants along Union Street near Columbia Street in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, April 8, 1972.
Atlanta Braves' Hank Aaron (44) breaks Babe Ruth's record for career home runs as he hits his 715th off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Al Downing in the fourth inning of the game opener at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Ga., Monday night, April 8, 1974.
President Jimmy Carter waves as he walks towards the helicopter which took him and his family to nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Md., for a trip home to Georgia on April 8, 1977 for the Easter holidays.
Chicago Bears all-pro running back Walter Payton keeps a firm grip on playful punch world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali waves at him in Chicago, April 8, 1979. Ali received the Humanitarian of the Year award from the Coalition for Community Action, an organization promoting equal employment opportunities in the construction industry.
U.S. Vice President George H. Bush is greeted by cartoon characters at the start of the annual Easter egg roll on the White House, April 8, 1985 in Washington.
Former tennis star Arthur Ashe calls a news conference and announces he has AIDS in New York City, April 8, 1992. Ashe, who was the first black man to win one of tennis' Grand Slam tournaments, said he contracted the HIV virus through a blood transfusion during a 1983 heart operation. He learned of his infection in 1988.
Faithful queue to receive the holy communion during the funeral service for Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Friday April 8, 2005. Royalty, political power brokers and multitudes of the faithful will pay their last respects to the Pope at a funeral promising to be one of the largest Western religious gatherings of modern times.
President Obama poses for photographers in the Blue Room at the White House in Washington after he spoke regarding the budget and averted government shutdown after a deal was made between Republican and Democrat lawmakers, Friday, April 8, 2011.