Today is Tuesday, April 8, the 98th day of 2014. There are 267 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 8, 1864, the United States Senate passed, 38-6, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing slavery. (The House of Representatives passed it in Jan. 1865; the amendment was ratified and adopted in Dec. 1865.)
On this date:
In 1820, the Venus de Milo statue was discovered by a farmer on the Greek island of Milos.