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Events and People Who Made History on April 5

1st Century

33 - The Resurrection of Jesus

9th Century

823 - Pope Peschalis I crowns Lotharius I, co-emperor of France

11th Century

1058 - Bishop John "Minchio," [domkop] elected as Pope Benedictus X

13th Century

1242 - Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights
1242 - Battle on the More of Pskov Estonia

16th Century

1566 - 200 Brussel nobles offer Margaretha of Parma a petition
1585 - Clemens Crabbeels becomes bishop of Hertogenbosch

17th Century

1603 - New English king James I departs Edinburgh for London
1614 - 2nd parliament of King James I begin session (no enactments)
1614 - Indian princess Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe
1621 - Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England
1648 - Spanish troops/feudal barons strike down people's uprising in Naples

18th Century

1722 - Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island
1739 - French emperor Karel VI sign secret treaty
1751 - Adolf Frederik of Holstein-Gottorp crowns himself king of Sweden
1753 - British Museum forms and opens in 1759
1762 - British take Grenada, West Indies, from French
1768 - 1st U.S. Chamber of Commerce forms (New York City)
1792 - George Washington casts 1st presidential veto

19th Century

1803 - 1st performance of Beethoven's 2nd Symphony in D
1806 - Isaac Quintard patents apple cider
1812 - Brits storm Badajoz fortress, held by French and Spanish
1814 - Netherlands Bank issues it's 1st banknotes
1815 - Eruption of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Java)
1861 - Federals abandon Ft. Quitman, Texas
1862 - Siege of Yorktown, Virginia
1865 - Battle at Amelia Springs/Jetersville Virginia (Appomattox Campaign)
1874 - "Die Fledermaus" 1st performed, in Vienna
1874 - Johann Strauss Sr's opera "Die Fledermaus," premieres in Vienna
1881 - Transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty
1887 - Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller
1889 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Copper Beeches"
1893 - Cleveland passes Park Act (forerunner of Metroparks)
1894 - 11 strikers killed in riot at Connellsville, Penn
1894 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Empty House"
1895 - Oscar Wilde loses libel case against Marquess of Queensberry, who accused him of homosexual practices
1895 - Start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of 3 Students"
1896 - 1st modern Olympic Games officially opens in Athens

20th Century

1900 - Attempted assassination of Prince of Wales in Brussels, fails
1902 - Maurice Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante defunte," premieres in Paris
1902 - Soccer match riot between Scotland and England kills 25
1905 - James Barrie's "Alice-sit-by-the-fire," premieres in London
1906 - St. Pius X encyclical "On the Mariavites or Mystic Priests of Poland"
1908 - British premier Henry Campbell-Bannerman resigns
1911 - MCC tour match vs. Jamaica finishes in a tie
1911 - Waldorf W Aster acquires Daily Observer
1915 - French begin Woevre-offensive
1915 - Jess Willard KOs Jack Johnson in 26 for heavyweight boxing title
1916 - French troops occupy Bois de Caillette
1919 - Eamon de Valera becomes president of Dail Eireann
1919 - Heavyweight Jess Willard KOs Jack Johnson in Havana
1919 - Polish Army executes 35 young Jews
1922 - KOB-AM in Albuquerque, New Mexico begins radio transmissions
1922 - WDZ-AM in Decatur, Illinois begins radio transmissions
1923 - Firestone puts their inflatable tires into production
1925 - Belgian Workers Party wins parliamentary election
1925 - Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in North Carolina due to an ulcer
1927 - Johnny Weissmuller set records in 100 and 200 m free style
1929 - Lithuania signs Litvinov-pact
1930 - England out for 849 vs. WI Kingston, Sandham out for 325
1932 - Dutch textile strike broken by trade unions
1935 - Croatian Farmers Party wins Yugoslavian election
1936 - Tupelo Mississippi virtually annihilated by a tornado, 216 die
1938 - Anti-Jewish riots break out in Dabrowa Poland
1939 - Membership in Hitler Youth becomes obligatory
1941 - In San Francisco, Castro and Fillmore streetcars replaced by buses
1943 - Allies bomb Mortsel
1943 - Japanese troops conquer Indin
1943 - Poon Lim found after being adrift 133 days
1944 - 140 Lancasters bomb airplane manufacturer in Toulouse
1945 - Almelo Netherlands freed
1945 - Kuniaki Koiso resigns as Prime Minister of Japan; replaced by Kantaro Suzuki
1946 - 1st performance of Charles Ives' 3rd Symphony
1948 - WGN TV channel 9 in Chicago, Illinois (IND) begins broadcasting
1950 - Prague espionage trial against bishops and priests begins
1951 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death
1952 - Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th AAU wrestling title
1953 - Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1953 - WEYI TV channel 25 in Saginaw, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - Elvis Presley records his debut single, "That's All Right"
1955 - Winston Churchill resigns as British Prime Minister, Anthony Eden succeeds him
1959 - 23rd Golf Masters Championship: Art Wall, Jr. wins, shooting a 284
1961 - Barbra Streisand appears on "Jack Paar Show"
1961 - Dutch governor Platteel installs New Guinea Council
1962 - Herb Gardner's "Thousand Clowns," premieres in New York City
1962 - NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 54,600 m
1962 - St. Bernard Tunnel finished, Swiss and Italian workers shake hands
1963 - Beatles receive their 1st silver disc (Please Please Me)
1963 - Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes chief of Western Samoa
1964 - 1st driverless trains run on London Underground
1964 - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St. Petersburg Women's Golf Open
1965 - 37th Academy Awards - "My Fair Lady," Rex Harrison and J Andrews win
1965 - Lava Lamp Day celebrated
1965 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1966 - WTVX TV channel 34 in Ft. Pierce-Vero Beach, Florida (IND) 1st broadcast
1967 - 76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds
1967 - ATS II launched but fails to reach orbit
1968 - Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego opens
1968 - U.S. marine base Khe San Vietnam, appalled
1970 - WSNS TV channel 44 in Chicago, Illinois (IND) begins broadcasting
1971 - Fran Phipps is 1st woman to reach North Pole
1971 - Mount Etna erupts in Sicily Italy
1971 - U.S. Lt Wiliam Calley (My Lai Massacre) sentenced to life
1971 - WNJT TV channel 52 in Trenton, New Jersey (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 - Baseball season is delayed due to a strike
1972 - Mets trade Ken Singleton to Expos for Rusty Staub
1973 - NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie quarterbacks, 1-19)
1973 - Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter
1974 - Last day of Test cricket for Garry Sobers and Rohan Kanhai
1974 - Then tallest building, World Trade Center opens in New York City (110 stories)
1975 - "Letter for Queen Victoria" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 18 performances
1975 - Soyuz 18A launch aborted short of orbit; cosmonauts return safely
1976 - Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes Prime Minister of England
1976 - Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen," premieres in London
1977 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 - Baltimore manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper
1979 - Ex-premier Pol Jar flees out of Cambodia
1981 - 10th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez
1981 - Philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes
1982 - British fleet sails to Falkland Islands
1982 - Cards' Jim Kaat, pitches in record 24th consecutive season
1982 - Lord Carrington, British foreign sect resigns due to Falkland Is war
1983 - France throws out 47 Soviet diplomats
1983 - New York Met Tom Seaver's sets record 14th NL Opening Day assignment
1984 - "Human Comedy" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 13 performances
1984 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421)
1986 - Record for a throw-and-return boomerang toss is set (121m)
1986 - U.S. soldier and Turkish woman killed in West Berlin disco bombing
1987 - 16th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King
1987 - Fox TV network premieres showing Married With Children
1987 - Wayne Gretzky wins 7th straight NHL scoring title
1988 - Democratic convention picks Michael Dukakis as their President candidate
1989 - David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo
1989 - Orel Hershiser ends his 59 consecutive scoreless pitched inning streak
1989 - Solidarity grants legal status in Poland
1990 - John Stockton reaches 1000-assist mark for NBA record 3 years in a row
1990 - New York Rangers beat New York Islanders 2-1 in 1st game of preliminary
1990 - Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity
1991 - Joe Dumaars (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 62 games
1991 - Kitty Kelly publishes a book knocking Nancy Reagan
1991 - Southeast Airlines Embracer 120 crashes in Georgia, killing 23
1991 - Space Shuttle STS-37, Atlantis 8, launched
1991 - U.S. begins air drops to Kurd refugees in Northern Iraq
1992 - 11th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion: Stanford beats Western Kentucky 78-62
1992 - 4th Seniors Golf Tradition: Lee Trevino
1992 - Comedian Sam Kenison marries live-in girlfriend Maleeka
1992 - Dana Lofland wins Las Vegas LPGA Golf International
1992 - Game 2 of Mayor Challenge - New York Yankees sweep New York Mets 6-5 at Shea
1992 - Peru's President Alberto Fujimori suspend constitution and dissolved Congress
1992 - "Search and Destroy" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 46 performances
1992 - Thailand General Suchinda Kraprayoon installed as president
1992 - Wrestlemania VIII, 62,167 at Hoosier Dome, Hulk Hogan DQs Sid Justice
1993 - 55th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Michigan 77-71
1993 - 73,293 see Yankees beat Indians 9-1
1993 - Colorado Rockies 1st game - lose to New York Mets 3-0
1993 - Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1993 - Florida Marlins 1st game - beat Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3
1993 - Republican Guard kills 64 in Chad
1994 - "Jackie Mason Politically Incorrect" opens at Golden New York City for 347 performances
1994 - Miami Heat beat New York Knicks ending 15 game NBA winning streak
1996 - John Bobbitt is put under house arrest in Las Vegas for 120 days
1997 - Galileo, 3rd Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 7)


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