2005: World leaders joined pilgrims and prelates in St. Peter's Square for the funeral of Pope John Paul II.
In 1973, artist Pablo Picasso died at his home near Mougins, France, at age 91.
1990: Ryan White, an AIDS patient whose battle for acceptance gained national attention, died at age 18.
Hank Aaron hit his record-breaking 715th home run in 1974.
1994: Kurt Cobain of Nirvana was found dead in Seattle at age 27 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The coroner ruled that he had been dead for at least 34 hours when his body was discovered by an electrician who was carrying out repairs at his home. Thus, some mourn on April 5, some on the 8th when the tragedy made the news, and others -- like myself -- we miss him all the time.
May 2, 1979BT (Before Thatcher) - final day of campaigning ahead of British Elections. Incumbent Prime Minister James Callahan projected to win. Ayatulla Mohatari assassinated in Tehran, group calling themselves Forghan claim responsibility. Seven bombs go off in Paris. Kurt Waldheim visits North Korea. Jimmy Carter begins talks with Japanese PM Masayoshi Ohira over trade imbalance. Arthur Fiedler celebrates 50th anniversary as Music Director of Boston Pops. John Wayne back in Hospital. Read more...
Who knows how much truth there is to any of this, but I'm rather enjoying watching House Speaker get thrown under the bus by his own: Laura Ingraham: ‘Well-placed conservative voice’ says Paul Ryan in line to replace Boehner:
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