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    What happened on April 5

    • April 5, 0456 St. Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop.

    • April 5, 0823 "Pope Peschalis I crowns Lotharius I, co-emperor of France"

    • April 5, 0828 "Death - Nicephorus patriarch of Constantinopel (806-15), dies at about 77"

    • April 5, 1058 "Bishop John ""Minchio"", [domkop] elected as Pope Benedictus X"

    • April 5, 1242 Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights

    • April 5, 1242 Battle on the More of Pskov Estonia

    • April 5, 1242 "During a battle on the ice of Lake Peipus, Russian forces, led by Alexander Nevsky, rebuff an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights."

    • April 5, 1258 "Death - Julian of Cornillon/Liege Flemish visionary/saint, dies"

    • April 5, 1270 "Death - Ramban Nachmanides Talmudic scholar (Hiddushei Ha-Ramden), dies"

    • April 5, 1531 Death - Richard Roose boiled to death for trying to poison an archbishop

    • April 5, 1566 200 Brussel nobles offer Margaretha of Parma a petition

    • April 5, 1566 "200 Netherlands noblemen, led by Hendrik van Brederode, force themselves into the presence of Margaret of Parma and present the Petition of Compromise, denouncing the Inquisition in the Netherlands and demanding its immediate dismantling. Margaret agrees to suspend the Inquisition while a delegation is sent to Spain to petition Philip II himself."

    • April 5, 1585 Clemens Crabbeels becomes bishop of Hertogenbosch

    • April 5, 1588 "Birthday - Thomas Hobbes England, philosopher (Leviathan)"

    • April 5, 1595 Birthday - John Wilson composer

    • April 5, 1598 Birthday - Laurentius Erhard composer

    • April 5, 1603 New English king James I departs Edinburgh for London

    • April 5, 1609 "Daimyo (Lord) of the Satsuma clan in Southern Kysh, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryky Kingdom in Okinawa."

    • April 5, 1614 2nd parliament of King James I begins session (no enactments)

    • April 5, 1614 "In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe."

    • April 5, 1614 Indian princess Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe

    • April 5, 1614 Second parliment of King James I begin session (no enactments)

    • April 5, 1621 Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England

    • April 5, 1621 "The Maniflower sets sail from Plymouth, Massachusetts on a return trip to Great Britain."

    • April 5, 1626 Birthday - Jan van Kessel Flemish painter

    • April 5, 1643 Birthday - Charles V Leopold Duke of Lorraine/fieldmarshal in Austria

    • April 5, 1648 Spanish troops/feudal barons strike down people's uprising in Naples

    • April 5, 1649 "Birthday - Elihu Yale England, philanthropist founded Yale"

    • April 5, 1649 "Death - John Winthrop 1st Governor Massachusetts Bay Colony, dies at 61"

    • April 5, 1654 "The Treaty of Westminster, ending the First Anglo-Dutch War, is signed."

    • April 5, 1673 "Death - Franois Caron Admiral/Governor (Formosa), drowns at about 72"

    • April 5, 1684 "Death - William Brouncker 2nd viscount/1st president of Royal Society, dies"

    • April 5, 1693 "Death - Anne M L of Orlans duchess (Grande Mademoiselle), dies at 65"

    • April 5, 1695 "Death - George Savile 1st marquis of Halifax, dies at 61"

    • April 5, 1697 "Death - Charles XI King of Sweden (1660-97), dies at 41"

    • April 5, 1698 Birthday - Georg Gottfried Wagner composer

    • April 5, 1712 "Death - John Luyken poet/etcher (species company), dies at 63"

    • April 5, 1722 Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island

    • April 5, 1723 "Death - J Fischer von Erlach Austrian architect (Hofburg, Vienna), dies at 66"

    • April 5, 1725 Birthday - Giacomo Casanova Italian writer/philanderer/adventurer (uncertain)

    • April 5, 1727 Birthday - Pasquale Ankossi composer

    • April 5, 1732 "Birthday - Jean-Honor Fragonard France, painter"

    • April 5, 1732 "Death - Johann Christian Schieferdecker composer, dies at 52"

    • April 5, 1739 French emperor Karel VI sign secret treaty

    • April 5, 1751 Adolf Frederik of Holstein-Gottorp crowns himself king of Sweden

    • April 5, 1752 Birthday - Sbastien Erard piano/harp manufacturer

    • April 5, 1753 British Museum forms (opens in 1759)

    • April 5, 1762 "British take Grenada, West Indies, from French"

    • April 5, 1765 "Death - Edward Young English poet (Love of Fame), dies at 81"

    • April 5, 1768 1st US Chamber of Commerce forms (New York NY)

    • April 5, 1784 "Birthday - Ludwig [Louis] Spohr Germany, violin virtuoso/composer (Faust)"

    • April 5, 1788 Birthday - Franz Pforr German painter/cartoonist (Lukasbund)

    • April 5, 1792 George Washington casts 1st presidential veto

    • April 5, 1792 U.S. President George Washington vetoes a bill designed to apportion representatives among U.S. states. This was the first time the presidential veto had been used in the United States.

    • April 5, 1794 "Death - Georges-Jacques Danton French revolutionary leader, guillotined at 34"

    • April 5, 1794 "Death - Marie Jean Hrault de Schelles French author/politician, dies"

    • April 5, 1795 Birthday - Sir Henry Havelock British soldier (War in Afghnistn 1838-39)

    • April 5, 1799 Birthday - Vincenzo Fioravanti composer

    • April 5, 1803 1st performance of Beethoven's 2nd Symphony in D

    • April 5, 1804 "The first recorded meteorite falls in Possil, Scotland (High Possil Meteorite)."

    • April 5, 1806 Isaac Quintard patents apple cider

    • April 5, 1811 Birthday - Jules Dupr landscape painter

    • April 5, 1811 "Death - Robert Raikes founder of Sunday Schools, dies"

    • April 5, 1812 "British storm Badajoz fortress, held by French & Spanish"

    • April 5, 1812 "Brits storm Badajoz fortress, held by French and Spanish"

    • April 5, 1814 Netherlands Bank issues it's 1st banknotes

    • April 5, 1815 Eruption of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Java)

    • April 5, 1818 Birthday - Lewis Baldwin Parsons Brevet Major General (Union volunteers)

    • April 5, 1820 Birthday - Nadar [Flix Tournachon] French painter/cartoonist/author/ballonist

    • April 5, 1820 "Death - Henrik C Cras lawyer (Laudatio Hugonis Grotii), dies at 81"

    • April 5, 1822 "Birthday - James Nagle Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1866"

    • April 5, 1824 Birthday - Sydney Thompson Dobell poet (The Roman)

    • April 5, 1825 "Birthday - David Rumph ""Neighbor"" Jones Major General (Confederate Army)"

    • April 5, 1827 "Birthday - Joseph Lister England, physician (founded aseptic surgery)"

    • April 5, 1828 Birthday - Pietro Plantania composer

    • April 5, 1830 "Birthday - Alexander Muir Lesmahagow Scotland, poet (The Maple Leaf Forever)"

    • April 5, 1832 Birthday - Jules-Franois Camille Ferry French statesman

    • April 5, 1837 "Birthday - Algernon Charles Swinburne England, poet (Atalanta in Calydon)"

    • April 5, 1838 "Birthday - Alpheus Hyatt US, invertebrate paleontologist"

    • April 5, 1839 "Birthday - Robert Smalls Beaufort SC, black congressman 1875-87 (Representative-SC)"

    • April 5, 1839 Birthday - Stanislaw Pilinski composer

    • April 5, 1845 Birthday - Jules M Cambon French Governor-General of Algeria/ambassador

    • April 5, 1853 A De Gasparis discovers asteroid #24 Themis

    • April 5, 1853 "Asteroid 24, Themis discovered"

    • April 5, 1853 Birthday - Alfonso Randano composer

    • April 5, 1853 "DeGasparis discovers his 7th asteroid, Themis (24)"

    • April 5, 1854 Birthday - Vicente Goicoechea Errasti composer

    • April 5, 1856 Birthday - Booker Taliaferro Washington pioneer educator (1st black on US stamp)

    • April 5, 1857 Birthday - Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg ruler of Bulgaria (1879-86)

    • April 5, 1859 Birthday - Wilhelm Harteveld composer

    • April 5, 1861 Federals abandon Fort Quitman TX

    • April 5, 1862 Birthday - Louis Ganne composer

    • April 5, 1862 Siege of Yorktown VA

    • April 5, 1865 Battle at Amelia Springs/Jetersville VA (Appomattox Campaign)

    • April 5, 1868 "Birthday - J F ""Flooi"" Du Toit cricketer (one Test South Africa 1892)"

    • April 5, 1869 "Birthday - Albert Roussel Tourcoing France, composer (Rapsodie Flamande)"

    • April 5, 1869 Birthday - Karl Wagenfeld Low German writer (Daud un Dwel)

    • April 5, 1869 "Death - Daniel Bakeman last surviving veteran of the Revolutionary War, dies at 109"

    • April 5, 1871 "Birthday - Jeanne Bougeois [La Mistinguette], artist (French revue)"

    • April 5, 1871 "Death - Georg Andreas Henkel composer, dies at 66"

    • April 5, 1874 "Birkenhead Park, the first civic public park, was opened in Birkenhead."

    • April 5, 1874 "Johann Strauss Sr's opera ""Die Fledermaus"", premieres in Vienna"

    • April 5, 1876 Birthday - Viktor Patrick Vretblad composer

    • April 5, 1878 "Death - Wilhelm Speyer composer, dies at 87"

    • April 5, 1881 Transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty

    • April 5, 1882 "Birthday - Don Blackie cricketer (Australian off-spinner in 1928-29 yes, age 46)"

    • April 5, 1884 "Death - John Wisden publisher/cricketer (prominent Sussex player), dies"

    • April 5, 1885 Birthday - Dimitrie Cuclin composer

    • April 5, 1886 Birthday - Jacques Handschin Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter)

    • April 5, 1887 "Anne Sullivan teaches ""water"" to Helen Keller"

    • April 5, 1889 "Start of Sherlock Holmes ""Adventure of The Copper Beeches"" (BG)"

    • April 5, 1890 Birthday - Fie Carelsen Dutch actress (Malle Gervallen)

    • April 5, 1893 "Birthday - Clas Thunberg Finland, speed skater (Olympics-gold-1924, 28)"

    • April 5, 1893 Birthday - Pl Szab Hungarian farmer/author (Talpalatnyi Fld)

    • April 5, 1893 Cleveland passes Park Act (forerunner of Metroparks)

    • April 5, 1894 11 strikers killed in riot at Connellsville PA

    • April 5, 1895 "Oscar Wilde loses libel case against Marquess of Queensberry, who accused him of homosexual practices"

    • April 5, 1895 Writer Oscar Wylde is arrested

    • April 5, 1896 1st modern Olympic Games officially open in Athens

    • April 5, 1896 "Death - John Rogers Thomas composer, dies at 66"

    • April 5, 1897 "The Greco-Turkish War, also called ""Thirty Days' War"", is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire."

    • April 5, 1899 Birthday - William Hornby Steer barrister/judge

    • April 5, 1900 "Attempted assassination of Prince of Wales in Brussels, fails"

    • April 5, 1900 "Birthday - Spencer Tracy Milwaukee WI, actor (Father's Little Dividend, Adam's Rib)"

    • April 5, 1900 "Death - Comte de Villebois-Marevil French/South African General, dies in battle"

    • April 5, 1901 Birthday - Alexander Alexeieff Russian/French painter/graphic artist

    • April 5, 1901 "Birthday - Chester Bowles Massachusetts, ambassador/writer (Conscience of a Liberal)"

    • April 5, 1901 "Birthday - Melvyn Douglas [Hesselberg] Macon GA, actor (Hud, Ghost Story)"

    • April 5, 1902 "Maurice Ravel's ""Pavane pour une infante defunte"", premieres in Paris France"

    • April 5, 1902 Soccer match riot between Scotland & England kills 25

    • April 5, 1903 Birthday - Thomas Baron Pitfield composer

    • April 5, 1905 Birthday - Bill Raisch one armed actor (Fred Johnson-Fugitive)

    • April 5, 1905 Birthday - Jef Maes composer

    • April 5, 1905 "James Barrie's ""Alice-sit-by-the-fire"", premieres in London"

    • April 5, 1906 Birthday - Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock English agronomist

    • April 5, 1906 "St Pius X encyclical ""On the Mariavites or Mystic Priests of Poland"""

    • April 5, 1907 A Kopff discovers asteroid #632 Pyrrha

    • April 5, 1907 Birthday - J Zeldenrust Dutch pathologist/anatomist

    • April 5, 1907 "Death - Anton G van Hamel founder (Roman philosphy in Netherlands), dies at 65"

    • April 5, 1908 "Birthday - Bette Davis Lowell MA, famous eyes (Of Human Bondage, Jezebel)"

    • April 5, 1908 "Birthday - George Schick Prague Czechoslovakia, conductor (Chicago Symphony)"

    • April 5, 1908 "Birthday - Grady Sutton Chattanooga TN, actor (Pruitts of South Hampton)"

    • April 5, 1908 "Birthday - Herbert von Karajan Austria, Berlin Philharmonic conductor/Nazi"

    • April 5, 1908 Birthday - Mary Hemingway writer (Ernest Hemmingway Biography)

    • April 5, 1908 British premier Henry Campbell-Bannerman resigns

    • April 5, 1908 "Death - Gaetano Coronaro composer, dies at 55"

    • April 5, 1909 "Birthday - Alberto Romero ""Cubby"" Broccoli New York NY, film producer (James Bond)"

    • April 5, 1909 "Birthday - Gerald Bond cricketer (one Test South Africa vs England 1938, 0 & 0-16)"

    • April 5, 1911 "Birthday - Goddard Lieberson Hanley Staffordshire England, recording exec"

    • April 5, 1911 "Birthday - Gordon Jones Alden IA, actor (Mike the Cop-Abbott & Costello)"

    • April 5, 1911 MCC tour match vs Jamaica finishes in a tie

    • April 5, 1911 W W Aster acquires the Daily Observer

    • April 5, 1911 Waldorf W Aster acquires the Daily Observer

    • April 5, 1912 "Birthday - John Le Mesurier Bedford England, actor (Jabberwocky, Dad's Army)"

    • April 5, 1913 Birthday - Alan Cheales dominican priest

    • April 5, 1913 S Belyavskij and G Neujmin discovers asteroid #749 Malzovia

    • April 5, 1914 Birthday - Frederick Angus Armstrong journalist

    • April 5, 1915 French begin WoČvre-offensive

    • April 5, 1915 Jess Willard defeats Jack Johnson in 26 for heavyweight boxing title

    • April 5, 1916 Birthday - Baroness Delacourt-Smith of Alteryn

    • April 5, 1916 Birthday - Bernard Baily comic artist

    • April 5, 1916 "Birthday - Gregory Peck La Jolla CA, actor (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur)"

    • April 5, 1916 French troops occupy Bois de Caillette

    • April 5, 1917 "Birthday - Richard Yardumian Philadelphia PA, composer (Come Creator Spirit)"

    • April 5, 1917 "Birthday - Robert [Albert] Bloch US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Psycho)"

    • April 5, 1918 "Death - Paul Vidal de la Blanche French geographer, dies at 73"

    • April 5, 1919 Birthday - Sir Douglas Henley British auditor-general

    • April 5, 1919 Eamon de Valera becomes president of Dail Eireann

    • April 5, 1919 Heavyweight Jess Willard KOs Jack Johnson in Havana

    • April 5, 1919 Polish Army executes 35 young Jews

    • April 5, 1920 "Birthday - Arthur Hailey Luton England, novelist (Hotel, Airport)"

    • April 5, 1920 Birthday - Barend Biesheuvel Dutch premier (1971-73)

    • April 5, 1921 Birthday - Lady Fisher founder (British Women Caring Trust)

    • April 5, 1921 "Birthday - Les Jackson cricket bowler (England twice, 1949 & 1961)"

    • April 5, 1921 "Birthday - Robert Q Lewis New York NY, TV host (Masquerade Party, Robert Q Lewis Show)"

    • April 5, 1921 "Death - Alphonsus J M Diepenbrock Dutch composer (Missa), dies at 58"

    • April 5, 1922 "Birthday - Christopher Hewett Worthing Sussex England, actor (Mr Belvedere, The Producers)"

    • April 5, 1922 "Birthday - Gale Storm Bloomington TX, actress (My Little Margie, Gale Storm Show)"

    • April 5, 1922 Birthday - Harry Freedman composer

    • April 5, 1922 Birthday - Tom Finney British soccer star

    • April 5, 1922 "Death - Charles F A Woeste Belgian count/minister of Justice, dies at 85"

    • April 5, 1922 KOB-AM in Albuquerque NM begins radio transmissions

    • April 5, 1922 WDZ-AM in Decatur IL begins radio transmissions

    • April 5, 1923 Birthday - Ernest Mandel Belgian philosopher/economist

    • April 5, 1923 "Birthday - Michael V Gazzo Hillside NJ, actor (Cookie, Fear City)"

    • April 5, 1923 Birthday - Nguyen Van Thieu president of South Vietnam (1965-75)

    • April 5, 1923 Birthday - Stanley Orme chairman (British Labour Party)

    • April 5, 1923 "Death - George Edward Stanhope Molynex Herbert 5th Earl of Carnarvon/egyptologist, dies at 56"

    • April 5, 1923 Firestone Company puts their inflatable tires into production

    • April 5, 1924 Birthday - Mart Kempers Dutch graphic artist/sculptor

    • April 5, 1925 Belgian Workers Party wins parliamentary election

    • April 5, 1925 Birthday - Oldrich Flosman composer

    • April 5, 1925 Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in North Carolina due to an ulcer

    • April 5, 1926 "Birthday - Milton O Thompson astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15)"

    • April 5, 1926 "Birthday - Roger Corman Detroit MI, producer/director (Little Shop of Horrors)"

    • April 5, 1927 Birthday - John Gilbert MP

    • April 5, 1927 Johnny Weissmuller set records in the 100 & 200 meter freestyle

    • April 5, 1928 Birthday - David Farquhar Andress composer

    • April 5, 1928 "Birthday - Michael Bryant London England, actor (Sakharov, Girly)"

    • April 5, 1928 Birthday - Peter Moore Principal (London Business School)

    • April 5, 1928 "Birthday - Tony Williams Elizabeth NJ, singer (Platters-Only You, Harbor Lights)"

    • April 5, 1928 Birthday - Will Gaines jazz dancer

    • April 5, 1928 "Death - Jane Ellen Harrison scholar/archaeologist, dies"

    • April 5, 1928 "Death - Roy Kilner cricketer (9 Tests for England 1924-26), dies at 38"

    • April 5, 1929 "Birthday - Hugo Claus Flemish writer/director (Cool Lover, Sugar)"

    • April 5, 1929 "Birthday - Nigel Hawthorne actor (Tartuffe, Pope John Paul II)"

    • April 5, 1929 Lithuania signs Litvinov-pact

    • April 5, 1930 "England out for 849 vs West Indies Kingston, Sandham out for 325"

    • April 5, 1930 "In an act of civil disobedience, Mohandas Gandhi breaks British law after marching to the sea and making salt."

    • April 5, 1931 Birthday - Denis Lawton director (London University Institute of Education)

    • April 5, 1932 Alcohol prohibition in Finland ended. Alcohol sales started in Alko liquor stores.

    • April 5, 1932 "Dominion of Newfoundland: 10,000 rioters seized the Colonial Building leading to the end of self government."

    • April 5, 1932 Dutch textile strike broken by trade unions

    • April 5, 1934 "Birthday - Frank Gorshin Pittsburgh PA, impressionist/actor (Riddler-Batman)"

    • April 5, 1934 Birthday - Stanley Turrentine jazz saxophonist (Wonderland)

    • April 5, 1934 "Birthday - Tina Maria Stone runner (1 year distance record of 15,472 miles)"

    • April 5, 1934 "Death - Salvatore Di Giacomo composer, dies at 74"

    • April 5, 1935 Birthday - Donald Lynden-Bell British astronomer

    • April 5, 1935 Birthday - Peter Grant rock band manager

    • April 5, 1935 Croatian Farmers Party wins Yugoslavian election

    • April 5, 1935 "Death - Emil Mlynarski composer, dies at 64"

    • April 5, 1936 Birthday - John Albert professor (Master of University College Oxford)

    • April 5, 1936 Birthday - John White composer

    • April 5, 1936 Birthday - Michael Livesay British Admiral/president (RN College Greenwich)

    • April 5, 1936 "Tupelo Mississippi virtually annihilated by a tornado, 216 die"

    • April 5, 1937 "Birthday - Colin Powell Bronx NY, General/advisor to President George Bush (Nat Security Affairs)/Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-93)/Secretary of State (2001- )"

    • April 5, 1937 Birthday - Stuart May senior partner (Theodore Goddard)

    • April 5, 1938 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Dabrowa Poland

    • April 5, 1938 Birthday - Colin Bland cricketer (South African bat Maybe the best cover field)

    • April 5, 1938 Birthday - Ronald Anthony White Jr singer

    • April 5, 1938 H Alikoski discovers asteroid #2714 Matti

    • April 5, 1939 Birthday - Andrew Buxton CEO (Barclays Bank)

    • April 5, 1939 "Birthday - David Winters London England, choreographer (Steve Allen Comedy Hour)"

    • April 5, 1939 Birthday - Lonnie White vocalist (Smokey Robinson & Miracles-Shop Around)

    • April 5, 1939 "Death - William Cooper cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1882-84), dies"

    • April 5, 1939 Membership in Hitler Youth becomes obligatory

    • April 5, 1940 "Birthday - Aliza Kashi Israel, actress/singer (Merv Griffin regular)"

    • April 5, 1941 Birthday - Dave Swarbrick rocker (Fairport Convention)

    • April 5, 1941 "Birthday - David LaFlamme New Britain CT, electric violinist (It's a Beautiful Day)"

    • April 5, 1941 "Birthday - Eric Burdon England, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)"

    • April 5, 1941 "Birthday - Michael Moriarty Detroit MI, actor (Ben Stone-Law & Order, Bang the Drum Slowly, Q, Stuff)"

    • April 5, 1941 "Birthday - Roman Balayan Nerke Azerbaijan, director (Filer, Biryuk)"

    • April 5, 1941 "In San Francisco, Castro & Fillmore streetcars replaced by buses"

    • April 5, 1941 "In SF, Castro and Fillmore streetcars replaced by buses"

    • April 5, 1942 "Birthday - Allan Clarke Salford Lancashire England, rock vocalist (Hollies-The Air That I Breathe)"

    • April 5, 1942 Birthday - Arthur Barrett cricketer (West Indies leggie early 70's)

    • April 5, 1942 "HMS CORNWALL And HMS DORSETSHIRE sunk in the Indian Ocean south west of Ceylon by Japanese carrier divebombers, 190 men lost from 'Cornwall', 234 from 'Dorsetshire'"

    • April 5, 1942 "HMS TENEDOS sunk in harbour at Colombo, Ceylon - by Japanese carrier bombers."

    • April 5, 1943 Allies bomb Mortsel

    • April 5, 1943 "Birthday - Jonathan Lynn Bath England, actor (Danny-Doctor in the House)"

    • April 5, 1943 "Birthday - Max Gail Detroit MI, actor (Barney Miller, Whiz Kids, DC Cab, Normal People)"

    • April 5, 1943 Poon Lim found after being adrift 133 days

    • April 5, 1943 "The third and last ""Macedonian transport"" reaches the Treblinka ""resettlement""; all are gassed."

    • April 5, 1944 140 Lancasters bomb airplane manufacturer in Toulouse

    • April 5, 1944 "Birthday - Ann [Elizabeth] Maxwell US, sci-fi author (Jaws of Menx)"

    • April 5, 1944 Birthday - Crispian St Peters rocker

    • April 5, 1944 Birthday - Dave Holland heavy metal rocker (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)

    • April 5, 1944 Birthday - James Buckley CEO (Baltic Exchange)

    • April 5, 1944 Birthday - Nicholas Caldwell rocker (Whispers)

    • April 5, 1944 Birthday - Peter T King (Representative-Republican-NY)

    • April 5, 1944 "Birthday - Willeke van Ammelrooy Amsterdam, actress (Cidke de Rat, Antonia)"

    • April 5, 1944 "Death - Isolde Kurz German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter), dies at 90"

    • April 5, 1944 "Death - Willy Derby [Dieben] singer (Hello Bandoeng), dies"

    • April 5, 1944 World War II: 270 inhabitants of the Greek town Kleisoura are executed by the Germans.

    • April 5, 1945 Almelo Netherlands freed

    • April 5, 1945 "Cold War: Yugoslav leader Josip ""Tito"" Broz signs an agreement with the USSR allowing ""temporary entry of Soviet troops into Yugoslav territory."""

    • April 5, 1945 "Death - Huldreich Georg Fruh composer, dies at 41"

    • April 5, 1945 Kuniaki Koiso resigns as PM of Japan; replaced by Kantaro Suzuki

    • April 5, 1946 1st performance of Charles Ives' 3rd Symphony

    • April 5, 1946 Birthday - Jane Asher Paul McCartney's former girlfriend/actress (Deep End)

    • April 5, 1946 Birthday - Jennifer Penney ballerina

    • April 5, 1946 Birthday - Larry Frederick Wendt composer

    • April 5, 1946 Birthday - Robert E McKee CEO/managing director (Conoco-UK)

    • April 5, 1946 "Death - Vincent Millie Youmans US composer (Tea For Two), dies from tuberculosis at 47"

    • April 5, 1946 "Soviet troops leave the island of Bornholm, Denmark after occupying it for approximately 11 months."

    • April 5, 1946 USS Missouri arrives in Turkey to return the body of Turkish ambassador to the U.S. and to show U.S. support and willingness to defend Turkey.

    • April 5, 1948 WGN TV channel 9 in Chicago IL (IND) begins broadcasting

    • April 5, 1949 "60 year old St Anthony's Hospital burns, kills 77 (Effingham IL)"

    • April 5, 1949 "A fire in a hospital in Effingham, Illinois, United States, kills 77 people resulting in nationwide fire code improvements."

    • April 5, 1949 "Birthday - Dr Judith Arlene Resnik Akron OH, astronaut (STS 41D, 51L-Chal disaster)"

    • April 5, 1949 Fireside Theater debuts on television.

    • April 5, 1950 "Birthday - Agnetha Fltskog Jonkoping Sweden, rocker (ABBA-Waterloo)"

    • April 5, 1950 "Birthday - Franklin R Chang-Diaz Costa Rica, PhD/astronaut (STS 61C, 34,46,60,75)"

    • April 5, 1950 Birthday - Mildred Douglas Surinames/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)

    • April 5, 1950 Prague espionage trial against bishops & priests begins

    • April 5, 1951 Birthday - Everett Morton rocker (English Beat)

    • April 5, 1951 "Birthday - Roosevelt Ferguson Arkansas, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)"

    • April 5, 1951 Death - Edward Rigby dies at 72

    • April 5, 1951 Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are sentenced to death for performing espionage for the Soviet Union.

    • April 5, 1951 "Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death"

    • April 5, 1952 "Death - Henri Vandeputte Belgian writer (L'Autre Vie), dies at 75"

    • April 5, 1952 Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th AAU wrestling title

    • April 5, 1953 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

    • April 5, 1953 "Birthday - John Buchanan cricketer (Queensland batsman 78-79, Shield coach 1995)"

    • April 5, 1953 WEYI TV channel 25 in Saginaw MI (CBS) begins broadcasting

    • April 5, 1954 "Birthday - Christopher S Nelson New Orleans LA, actor (Sons & Daughters)"

    • April 5, 1954 Birthday - Stan Ridgeway rocker (Mosquito-Garage Sale)

    • April 5, 1954 "Death - Claude Delvincourt composer, dies at 66"

    • April 5, 1954 "Elvis Presley records his debut single, ""That's All Right"""

    • April 5, 1955 Birthday - Janice Long British radio host (Crash FM)

    • April 5, 1955 Birthday - Renate Bruemmer astronaut/cosmonaut

    • April 5, 1955 "Winston Churchill resigns as British PM, Anthony Eden succeeds him"

    • April 5, 1956 Fidel Castro declares himself at war with the President of Cuba.

    • April 5, 1956 "In Sri Lanka, the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna won the general elections in a landslide and S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike sworn in as the Prime Minister."

    • April 5, 1957 "Birthday - Vince Gill Norman OK, country singer (When I Call Your Name)"

    • April 5, 1957 "In India, Communists won the first elections in united Kerala and E. M. S. Namboodiripad sworn in as the first chief minister."

    • April 5, 1958 "Birthday - Cammie Lusko Los Angeles CA, Guinness' World Strongest Woman"

    • April 5, 1958 "Birthday - Johan Kriek South Africa, tennis player (US Indoor 1982)"

    • April 5, 1958 "Death - Jozef Brems Flemish apostole vicar of Denmark, dies at 87"

    • April 5, 1959 "23rd Golf Masters Championship Art Wall Jr wins, shooting a 284"

    • April 5, 1959 Art Wall wins golf's Masters

    • April 5, 1960 "Death - Alma Kruger actor (Made For Each Other), dies at 88"

    • April 5, 1961 "Barbra Streisand appears on ""The Jack Paar Show"""

    • April 5, 1961 Dutch Governor Platteel installs New Guinea Council

    • April 5, 1962 "Herb Gardner's ""Thousand Clowns"", premieres in NYC"

    • April 5, 1962 Manager J Daems appointed bishop of Antwerp

    • April 5, 1962 "NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 54,600 m"

    • April 5, 1962 St Bernard Tunnel finished-Swiss/Italians workers shake hands

    • April 5, 1963 Beatles receive their 1st silver disc (Please Please Me)

    • April 5, 1963 Birthday - Jimmy Osmond singer (Donny & Marie Show)

    • April 5, 1963 "Death - Jacobus JP Old architect/co-founder (The Style), dies at 73"

    • April 5, 1963 "Death - Julius Harrison composer, dies at 78"

    • April 5, 1963 Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes chief of Western Samoa

    • April 5, 1964 "Birthday - Martha Faulconer Indianapolis IN, golfer (1993 ShopRite LPGA-5th)"

    • April 5, 1964 "Birthday - Robert ""Bob"" Kaehler Burlingame CA, rower (Olympics-5th-1992, 96)"

    • April 5, 1964 "Death - Douglas MacArthur US General (Pacific theater-WWII), dies at 84"

    • April 5, 1964 First driverless trains run on the London Underground

    • April 5, 1964 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open

    • April 5, 1965 "37th Academy Awards - ""My Fair Lady"", Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews win"

    • April 5, 1965 Lava Lamp Day celebrated

    • April 5, 1966 "Birthday - Brent Hughes New Westminster Canada, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)"

    • April 5, 1966 "Birthday - Larry Norman Toronto Ontario Canada, canoeist (Olympics-92, 96)"

    • April 5, 1966 "Birthday - Scott Dill NFL tackle/guard (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings)"

    • April 5, 1966 "Death - Sven Fleuron writer, dies at 91"

    • April 5, 1966 WTVX TV channel 34 in Fort Pierce-Vero Beach FL (IND) 1st broadcast

    • April 5, 1967 ATS II launched but fails to reach orbit

    • April 5, 1967 Philadelphia '76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds

    • April 5, 1968 "Birthday - Gianna Amore Warwick RI, playmate (August, 1989)"

    • April 5, 1968 "Birthday - Tasia Valenza New York NY, actress (Dottie Thornton Martin-All My Children)"

    • April 5, 1968 Death - Lois Andrews dies of lung cancer at 44

    • April 5, 1968 Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego opens

    • April 5, 1968 "US marine base Khe San Vietnam, appalled"

    • April 5, 1969 "Death - Gabriel M-E-R Chevallier French author (La Peur), dies at 73"

    • April 5, 1969 "Death - Rmulo Gallegos Venezuela author/President (1947-48), dies at 84"

    • April 5, 1969 "Vietnam War: Massive antiwar demonstrations are held in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and other cities around the United States."

    • April 5, 1970 Birthday - Erlan Sagymbayev hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Olympics-1998)

    • April 5, 1970 "Birthday - Tim Jacobs NFL running back (Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins)"

    • April 5, 1970 "Death - Jacob H ""Jaap"" Stotijn oboist/conductor, dies at 78"

    • April 5, 1970 WSNS TV channel 44 in Chicago IL (IND) begins broadcasting

    • April 5, 1971 Birthday - Bob Kuberski NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

    • April 5, 1971 Birthday - Finidi George soccer player (Ajax)

    • April 5, 1971 Birthday - Stuart Peele Australian rower (Olympics-96)

    • April 5, 1971 Fran Phipps is 1st woman to reach North Pole

    • April 5, 1971 "In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches insurrection against the United Front government of Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike."

    • April 5, 1971 Mount Etna erupts in Sicily Italy

    • April 5, 1971 US Lieutenant Wiliam Calley (My Lai Massacre) sentenced to life

    • April 5, 1971 WNJT TV Channel 52 in Trenton NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting

    • April 5, 1972 Baseball season is delayed due to a strike

    • April 5, 1972 Birthday - Shigemasa Ito WLAF offensive linebacker (Rhein Fire)

    • April 5, 1972 "Death - Brian Donlevy actor (Steve-Dangerous Assignment), dies at 73"

    • April 5, 1972 Death - Isabel Jewell dies at 62

    • April 5, 1972 Mets trade Ken Singleton to Expos for Rusty Staub

    • April 5, 1972 "Vietnam War: North Vietnamese forces invade Binh Long Province, launching a second front of the Nguyen Hue Offensive."

    • April 5, 1973 Birthday - Ed Hobbs WLAF RB (London Monarchs)

    • April 5, 1973 Birthday - Emile Palmer WLAF DT (London Monarchs)

    • April 5, 1973 "Birthday - Estefania Knuth Barcelona Spain, LPGA golfer (1992 French International)"

    • April 5, 1973 "Birthday - Spencer Folau NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens, Rhein Fire)"

    • April 5, 1973 Birthday - Tony Banks quarterback (St Louis Rams)

    • April 5, 1973 Birthday - Yutaka Kawaguchi hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)

    • April 5, 1973 "NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie quarterbacks, 1-19)"

    • April 5, 1973 Pierre Messmer becomes Prime Minister of France.

    • April 5, 1973 Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter

    • April 5, 1974 "Birthday - Mike DuHaney New Haven CT, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96)"

    • April 5, 1974 Birthday - Rick Terry NFL defensive tackle (New York Jets)

    • April 5, 1974 "Death - William Hudson actor (I Led 3 Lives), dies at 49"

    • April 5, 1974 Last day of Test cricket for Garry Sobers & Rohan Kanhai

    • April 5, 1974 "Then tallest building, World Trade Center opens in NYC (110 stories)"

    • April 5, 1975 """Letter for Queen Victoria"" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 18 performances"

    • April 5, 1975 "Birthday - Nikki Dryden Calgary Alberta, 800 meter swimmer (Olympics-6th-92, 96)"

    • April 5, 1975 "Death - Chiang Kai-shek Nationalist Chinese leader, dies from a heart attack at 87"

    • April 5, 1975 Death - Inez Courtney dies at 67

    • April 5, 1975 "Death - Victor Marijnen Dutch premier (1963-65), dies at 58"

    • April 5, 1975 Soyuz 18A launch aborted short of orbit; cosmonauts return safely

    • April 5, 1976 Birthday - Ike Hilliard NFL wide receiver (New York Giants)

    • April 5, 1976 "Birthday - Ryan Drese San Francisco CA, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)"

    • April 5, 1976 "Death - Howard Hughes reclusive billionaire, dies at 72"

    • April 5, 1976 Felix Aguilar Observatory discovers asteroid #2928

    • April 5, 1976 Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes PM of England

    • April 5, 1976 "In the People's Republic of China, the April Fifth Movement leads to the Tiananmen incident."

    • April 5, 1976 "Tom Stoppard's ""Dirty Linen"", premieres in London"

    • April 5, 1977 "Birthday - JoAnn Sevin Dubois PA, air pistol (Olympics-1996)"

    • April 5, 1977 Birthday - Sevilay Ozturk Miss Turkey-Universe (1996)

    • April 5, 1977 Death - John Marriott dies at 83

    • April 5, 1979 "Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper"

    • April 5, 1979 Ex-premier Pol Jar flees out of Cambodia

    • April 5, 1981 10th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez

    • April 5, 1981 "Death - Bob ""Bear"" Hite rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a heart attack at 36"

    • April 5, 1981 "Death - Cornelis Verolme Dutch ship builder, dies at 80"

    • April 5, 1981 "Philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes"

    • April 5, 1982 "Death - Abe Fortas Supreme court justice, dies at 71"

    • April 5, 1982 "Lord Carrington, British foreign secretary resigns due to Falkland Islands war"

    • April 5, 1982 St Louis Cardinals' Jim Kaat pitches in record 24th consecutive season

    • April 5, 1983 France throws out 47 Soviet diplomats

    • April 5, 1983 New York Mets' Tom Seaver's sets record 14th National League Opening Day assignment

    • April 5, 1984 """Human Comedy"" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 13 performances"

    • April 5, 1984 A Mrkos discovers asteroid #3364

    • April 5, 1984 "Death - Arthur Travors Harris marshal of British RAF, dies"

    • April 5, 1984 "Death - Theo Koomen Dutch sportscaster, dies in auto-accident at 54"

    • April 5, 1984 "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421)"

    • April 5, 1985 "Death - Tyrell Johnson cricketer (West Indies left-arm quickie, one Test 1939), dies"

    • April 5, 1986 2 US soldiers & Turkish woman killed in West Berlin discotheque bombing

    • April 5, 1986 "Bombing of the La Belle Discotheque in West Berlin, Germany, kills three."

    • April 5, 1986 "Death - Colin McCool cricketer (14 Tests for Australia, 36 wickets), dies"

    • April 5, 1986 "Death - Manly Wade Wellman sci-fi author (Devil's Planet), dies at 82"

    • April 5, 1986 Record for a throw-and-return boomerang toss is set (121 meters)

    • April 5, 1986 US soldier and Turkish woman killed in West Berlin disco bombing

    • April 5, 1987 16th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King

    • April 5, 1987 Fox TV network premieres showing Married With Children & Tracey Ullman

    • April 5, 1987 Wayne Gretzky wins 7th straight NHL scoring title

    • April 5, 1988 "Death - Alf Kjellin Swedish actor/director (Juggler), dies"

    • April 5, 1988 Democratic convention picks Michael Dukakis as their pres candidate

    • April 5, 1989 David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo

    • April 5, 1989 Orel Hershiser ends his 59 consecutive scoreless pitched inning streak

    • April 5, 1989 Solidarity granted legal status in Poland

    • April 5, 1990 "Death - Nico Scheepmaker Dutch columnist/poet, dies at 59"

    • April 5, 1990 John Stockton reaches 1000-assist mark for NBA record 3 years in a row

    • April 5, 1990 New York Rangers beat New York Islanders 2-1 in 1st game of preliminaries

    • April 5, 1990 "Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity"

    • April 5, 1991 "ASA Embraer EMB 120 crashes in Brunswick, Georgia, United States, killing all 23 aboard."

    • April 5, 1991 "Death - John Tower (Senator-Republican-TX), dies in a plane crash at 65"

    • April 5, 1991 "Death - Manley Lanier ""Sonny"" Carter Jr USN/astronaut (STS 33), dies at 43"

    • April 5, 1991 Joe Dumaars (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 62 games

    • April 5, 1991 Kitty Kelly publishes a book knocking Nancy Reagan

    • April 5, 1991 "Southeast Airlines Embracer 120 crashes in Georgia, killing 23"

    • April 5, 1991 Space Shuttle STS 37 (Atlantis 8) launched

    • April 5, 1991 US begins air drops to Kurdish refugees in Northern Iraq

    • April 5, 1992 """Search & Destroy"" closes at Circle in Square Theater NYC after 46 performances"

    • April 5, 1992 11th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion Stanford beats Western Kentucky 78-62

    • April 5, 1992 4th Seniors Golf Tradition Lee Trevino

    • April 5, 1992 "Alberto Fujimori Peruvian president (1990-2000) dissolved the Peruvian congress, the first of many questionable acts"

    • April 5, 1992 Comedian Sam Kinison marries live-in girlfriend Malika Souiri

    • April 5, 1992 Dana Lofland wins Las Vegas LPGA Golf International

    • April 5, 1992 "Death - Anthony ""Tony"" Papa big band leader, dies at 65"

    • April 5, 1992 "Death - Sam Walton Billionaire CEO (Wal-Mart), dies of cancer at 74"

    • April 5, 1992 "Death - Samuel H Reshevsky Polish/US chess grandmaster, dies at 80"

    • April 5, 1992 Game 2 of Mayor Challenge - New York Yankees sweep New York Mets 6-5 at Shea Stadium

    • April 5, 1992 Peru's President Alberto Fujimori suspend constitution & dissolved Congress

    • April 5, 1992 "Several hundred-thousand abortion rights demonstrators march in Washington, D.C."

    • April 5, 1992 Siege of Sarajevo begins when Serb paramilitaries murder peace protesters Suada Dilberovic and Olga Sucic on the Vrbanja Bridge.

    • April 5, 1992 Thailand General Suchinda Kraprayoon installed as president

    • April 5, 1992 "Wrestlemania VIII, 62,167 at Hoosier Dome Randy ""Macho Man"" Savage beats Ric Flair for title, Hulk Hogan disqualifies Sid Justice"

    • April 5, 1993 55th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship North Carolina beats Michigan 77-71

    • April 5, 1993 Colorado Rockies 1st game - lose to New York Mets 3-0

    • April 5, 1993 Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

    • April 5, 1993 "Crowd of 73,293 watches New York Yankees beat Cleveland Indians 9-1"

    • April 5, 1993 Florida Marlins 1st game - beat Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3

    • April 5, 1993 Republican Guard kills 64 in Chad

    • April 5, 1993 "The Child Support Act 1991, administered by the Child Support Agency, comes into effect in the United Kingdom."

    • April 5, 1994 """Jackie Mason Politically Incorrect"" opens at Golden NYC for 347 performances"

    • April 5, 1994 "Death - Andre Victor Tchelistcheff winemaker, dies at 92"

    • April 5, 1994 "Death - Aubrey J Watson Sr bishop, dies at 65"

    • April 5, 1994 "Death - Marlon Riggs US writer/director/producer (Ethnic notions), dies at 37"

    • April 5, 1994 "Death - Roy Smeck guitarist/banjoist, dies at 94"

    • April 5, 1994 Miami Heat beat New York Knicks ending 15 game NBA winning streak

    • April 5, 1995 "Death - Christian Pineau French politician, dies"

    • April 5, 1996 "Death - Peter Nailor civil servant/historian, dies at 67"

    • April 5, 1996 John Bobbitt is put under house arrest in Las Vegas for 120 days

    • April 5, 1996 Marlon Brando makes anti-semitic remarks about hollywood on Larry King

    • April 5, 1997 "Death - Allen Ginsberg beat poet, dies at 80"

    • April 5, 1997 "Death - Alparslan Turkes Turkish politician (MHP), dies"

    • April 5, 1997 "Galileo, 3rd Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 7)"

    • April 5, 1998 "In Japan, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge linking Shikoku with Honsh and costing about US$3.8 billion, opens to traffic, becoming the largest suspension bridge in the world."

    • April 5, 1999 """ Top Ten"" fugitives Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi and Lamen Khalifa Fhimah were surrendered to Dutch authorities to be tried before a Scottish court for charges in connection with the 12/21/98 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland."

    • April 5, 2005 ABC News anchor Peter Jennings informs his viewers that he has lung cancer. This was his final broadcast.

    • April 5, 2007 #NAME?

    • April 5, 2063 Earth's 1st contact by extra-terrestrials (Vulcan); according to Star Trek

    • April 5, 2173 "Birthday - Harcourt Fenton ""Harry"" Mudd New Amsterdam, Arcturus (Star Trek)"

    • April 5, 2348 "-BC- Noah's ark grounded, Mount Ararat (calculated date)"







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