This Weekend In History…

Hank Aaron’s 715th Home Run

April 8, 1974

The baseball legend Hank Aaron hits his 715th home run, breaking Babe Ruth‘s record.

End of the Beatles

April 9, 1970

The end of the Fab Four is announced by Paul McCartney.

Rodney King Beating

April 10, 1994

King is awarded $3.8 million in damages from the city of Los Angeles. Rodney King became a national symbol of police brutality after he was videotaped being beaten by L.A. police in 1991. He later married one of the jurors that awarded him the money.