8th April

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1997 Martin Bell stands for parliament Veteran war reporter Martin Bell vows to defeat disgraced Conservative MP Neil Hamilton in the battle for Tatton.
1994 Kurt Cobain shoots himself The lead-singer of grunge rock band Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, is found dead in his Seattle home.
1986 Clint Eastwood wins election for mayor Residents of the Californian town of Carmel vote overwhelmingly for actor Clint Eastwood as their mayor.
1973 Pablo Picasso dies The artist Pablo Picasso dies of a heart attack at his chateau near Cannes on the French Riviera.
1953 Kenya - Kenyatta sentenced to hard labour Jomo Kenyatta is sentenced to seven years hard labour accused of playing a leading role in the Mau Mau movement.
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