8th APRiL ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

April 8th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1974 : Hank Aaron set a new home run record : Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run, breaking Babe Ruth’s legendary record of 714 homers.  The largest crowd of 53,775 people in the history of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium , were there to cheer Aaron when he hit a 4th inning pitch off the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Al Downing. However, as Aaron was an African American who had received death threats and racist hate mail during his pursuit of baseball’s most distinguished records, the achievement was bittersweet. | & more about history on this day in the video…