April 8, 2013

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.

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