Crowds pack St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Friday April 8, 2005, during the funeral mass for Pope John Paul II. Royalty, political power brokers and multitudes of the faithful will pay their last respects to the Pope at a funeral thought to be one of the largest Western religious gatherings of modern times. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito

Today in History: April 8

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Today is Friday, April 8, the 99th day of 2016. There are 267 days left in the year.