Today in History for April 8th

Highlights on this day in history: Funeral of Pope John Paul II; Pablo Picasso dies at 91; Teen aids patient Ryan White dies at 18; Hank Aaron hits 715th home run; Kurt Cobain found dead in home from self-inflicted gunshot wound. (April 8)

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ED DONAHUE: April 8, 2005.


At the Vatican, world leaders joined pilgrims and Roman Catholic clergy in St. Peter's Square for the funeral of Pope John Paul II. 1973, Pablo Picasso, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, dies at his home in France at age 91. 1990, Ryan White, the teen AIDS patient, whose battle for acceptance drew national attention, dies in Indianapolis. He was 18 years old. 1974.

- That ball is going to be outta here! It's gone! It's 715!

ED DONAHUE: Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves becomes baseball's career home run king. He hits his 755 home run, topping Babe Ruth's record in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. And 1994.

KURT COBAIN: (SINGING) With the lights out, it's less dangerous, here we are now, entertain us.

ED DONAHUE: In Seattle, Kurt Cobain, frontman for the grunge band Nirvana, is found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 27. Today in history, April 8, Ed Donahue, the Associated Press.