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April 8, 2014

Today in History for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

(Continued)

-- — One year ago

President Barack Obama warned Congress not to use delaying tactics against tighter gun regulations and told families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims during a visit to Hartford, Conn., that he was “determined as ever” to honor their children with tougher laws.

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, 87, died in London after a stroke. Actress and former Disney “Mouseketeer” Annette Funicello, 70, died in Bakersfield, Calif. Rick Pitino, who’d coached Louisville in the NCAA championship game, was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame along with former NBA stars Bernard King and Gary Payton, former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, North Carolina women’s coach Sylvia Hatchell, former University of Houston coach Guy Lewis and former University of Virginia star Dawn Staley.

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