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25 - Years since Marvin Gaye was shot and killed on April 1, 1984. News of Gaye's death was considered by many to be a hoax at the time.

70 - Age Gaye would have turned this year on April 2nd.

4-5 - Memphis Redbirds' record on Opening Night at AutoZone Park. The Redbirds open their 2009 season on April 9th.

8 — Number of days in Passover.

19 — Infant death rate (per 1,000 live births in 2006) among African-American babies in Memphis and Shelby County.

9 — Infant death rate in 2006 for white babies.

50 — Tennessee's ranking of infant deaths whose mothers didn't finish high school.

50 — Memphis' ranking among 50 largest cities in percent of births to teens who were already mothers (2002).

47 — Memphis' ranking among 50 largest cities in percent of pre-term births.

45 — Memphis' ranking among 50 largest cities in percent of births to teens.

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