Historical Events on 5th April

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456 - St. Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop.
823 - Pope Peschalis I crowns Lotharius I, co-emperor of France
1058 - Bishop John "Minchio" [domkop] elected as Pope Benedictus X
1242 - Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights in the Battle of the Ice
1566 - 200 Brussel nobles offer Margaretha of Parma a petition
1585 - Clemens Crabbeels becomes bishop of Hertogenbosch
1603 - New English King James I (James VI of Scotland) departs Edinburgh for London
1609 - Daimyo (Lord) of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in Okinawa.
1614 - 2nd parliament of King James I begin session (no enactments)
1621 - Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England
1648 - Spanish troops/feudal barons strike down people's uprising in Naples
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
King of Great Britain James I and VIKing of Great Britain James I and VI 1762 - British take Grenada, West Indies, from French
1768 - 1st US Chamber of Commerce forms (NYC)
1792 - George Washington casts 1st presidential veto
1803 - 1st performance of Beethoven's 2nd Symphony in D
1804 - High Possil Meteorite: The first recorded meteorite in Scotland falls in Possil.
1806 - Isaac Quintard patents apple cider
1812 - Brits storm Badajoz fortress, held by French & Spanish
1814 - Netherlands Bank issues its 1st banknotes
1815 - Eruption of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Java)
1818 - In the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement - led by Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martín - win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.
1861 - Federals abandon Ft Quitman, Texas
Revolutionary Leader José de San MartínRevolutionary Leader José de San Martín 1862 - Siege of Yorktown VA
1865 - Battle at Amelia Springs/Jetersville Va (Appomattox Campaign)
1874 - Johann Strauss Jr's opera "Die Fledermaus" premieres in Vienna
1874 - Birkenhead Park, the first civic public park, is opened in Birkenhead, England. Designed by Joseph Paxton
1879 - Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.
1881 - Transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty
1887 - Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller
1889 - Start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of Copper Beeches" (BG)
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" (BG)
1895 - Start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of 3 Students" (BG)
1895 - Oscar Wilde loses libel case against Marquess of Queensberry, who accused him of homosexual practices
Writer/Poet Oscar WildeWriter/Poet Oscar Wilde 1897 - The Greco-Turkish War, also called "Thirty Days' War", is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire.
1900 - Attempted assassination of Edward, Prince of Wales in Brussels, fails
1901 - Under threats from the Ottoman Turkish Government, Bulgaria is forced to arrest the leaders of the Macedonian Committee
1902 - Maurice Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante defunte" premieres in Paris
1902 - In Glasgow, Scotland the Ibrox disaster occurs after a section of a grandstand collapses killing 25 and injuring 517
1904 - The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England.
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 v Jamaica finishes in a tie
1911 - Waldorf W Aster acquires Daily Observer
1915 - French begin Woëvre-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 - Polish Army executes 35 young Jews
1922 - KOB-AM in Albuquerque NM begins radio transmissions
1922 - WDZ-AM in Decatur IL begins radio transmissions
Tire Industrialist Harvey FirestoneTire Industrialist Harvey Firestone 1923 - Firestone Co put 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 NC due to an ulcer
1927 - Johnny Weissmuller set records in 100 & 200 m free style
1929 - Lithuania signs Litvinov-pact
1930 - England out for 849 v WI Kingston, Sandham out for 325
1932 - Dutch textile strike broken by trade unions
1932 - Dominion of Newfoundland: 10,000 rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government.
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
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 1941 - In SF, Castro & 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
1944 - World War II: 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans.
1945 - Almelo Netherlands freed
1945 - Kuniaki Koiso resigns as PM of Japan; replaced by Kantaro Suzuki
1946 - 1st performance of Charles Ives' 3rd Symphony
1948 - WGN TV channel 9 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
1949 - 60 year old St Anthony's Hospital burns, kills 77 (Effingham Ill)
1949 - Fireside Theater debuts on television.
1950 - Prague espionage trial against bishops & priests begins
1951 - Julius & 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
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 1954 - Elvis Presley records his debut single "That's All Right"
1955 - Winston Churchill resigns as British PM, Anthony Eden succeeds him
1956 - In Sri Lanka, the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna win the general elections in a landslide and S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike is sworn in as the Prime Minister.
1958 - Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest non-nuclear controlled explosions of the time.
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 NYC
1962 - Mgr J Daems appointed bishop of Antwerp
1962 - NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 54,600 m
1962 - St Bernard Tunnel finished-Swiss/Italians workers shake hands
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil ArmstrongAstronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong 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 & Julie Andrews win
1965 - Lava Lamp Day celebrated
1965 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1966 - WTVX TV channel 34 in Ft Pierce-Vero Beach, FL (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 - US marine base Khe San Vietnam, appalled
1969 - Vietnam War: Massive antiwar demonstrations occur in many U.S. cities.
1970 - WSNS TV channel 44 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
NBA Legend Wilt ChamberlainNBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain 1971 - Fran Phipps is 1st woman to reach North Pole
1971 - Mount Etna erupts in Sicily Italy
1971 - US Lt Wiliam Calley (My Lai Massacre) sentenced to life
1971 - WNJT TV channel 52 in Trenton, NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 - In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches insurrection against the United Front government of Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike.
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 QBs, 1-19)
1973 - Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter
1974 - Last day of Test cricket for Garry Sobers & Rohan Kanhai
1974 - Then tallest building, World Trade Center opens in NYC (110 stories)
1975 - "Letter for Queen Victoria" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 18 perfs
1975 - Soyuz 18A launch aborted short of orbit; cosmonauts return safely
1976 - Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes PM of England
Playwright Tom StoppardPlaywright Tom Stoppard 1976 - Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen" premieres in London
1977 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 - Balt 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 - Phila 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 secretary resigns due to Falklands war
1983 - France throws out 47 Soviet diplomats
1983 - NY Met Tom Seaver's sets record 14th NL Opening Day assignment
1984 - "Human Comedy" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 13 performances
1984 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421)
NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-JabbarNBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1986 - Record for a throw-and-return boomerang toss is set (121m)
1986 - US soldier & 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 & Tracey Ullman
1987 - Wayne Gretzky wins 7th straight NHL scoring title
1988 - Democratic convention picks Michael Dukakis as their pres 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 yrs in a row
1990 - NY Rangers beat NY 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
Actor & Entrepreneur Paul NewmanActor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman 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 - US begins air drops to Kurd refugees in Northern Iraq
1992 - "Search & Destroy" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 perfs
1992 - 11th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Western Ky 78-62
1992 - 4th Seniors Golf Tradition: Lee Trevino
1992 - Dana Lofland wins Las Vegas LPGA Golf International
1992 - Game 2 of Mayor Challenge - NY Yankees sweep NY Mets 6-5 at Shea
1992 - Peru's Pres Alberto Fujimori suspend constitution & dissolved Congress
1992 - Thailand General Suchinda Kraprayoon installed as president
1992 - Wrestlemania VIII, 62,167 at Hoosier Dome, Hulk Hogan DQs Sid Justice
1992 - Several hundred-thousand abortion rights demonstrators march in Washington, D.C.
WWF Wrestler Hulk HoganWWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan 1993 - 55th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Michigan 77-71
1993 - 73,293 see Yankees beat Indians 9-1
1993 - Colorado Rockies 1st game - lose to NY Mets 3-0
1993 - Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1993 - Florida Marlins 1st game - beat LA Dodgers 6-3
1993 - Republican Guard kills 64 in Chad
1994 - "Jackie Mason Politically Incorrect" opens at Golden NYC for 347 perfs
1994 - Miami Heat beat NY Knicks ending 15 game NBA winning streak
1996 - John Bobbitt is put under house arrest in Las Vegas for 120 days
1996 - Marlon Brando makes anti-semetic remarks about hollywood on Larry King
1997 - Galileo, 3rd Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 7)
1997 - Steve Irwin's "The Crocodile Hunter" debuts
1999 - Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.
Naturalist and TV Star Steve IrwinNaturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin 2003 - 18th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins
2004 - 66th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Georgia Tech 82-73
2005 - 24th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Baylor beats Michigan State 84-62
2009 - North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2 rocket. The satellite passed over mainland Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council, as well as participating states of Six-party talks
2009 - 44th Academy of Country Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley win
2010 - 72nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Butler 61-59
2011 - 30th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Texas A&M beats Notre Dame 76-70
Singer Carrie UnderwoodSinger Carrie Underwood 2012 - Severe storms in Argentina kill 14 people
2012 - 77-year old pensioner's suicide outside Greek parliament prompts further protests in Athens
2012 - International internet group Anonymous hack several Chinese bureaus in opposition to censorship
2013 - Japan’s Nikkei 225 reaches its highest level in five years
2013 - 60 people are killed in Nigeria after a bus collides with an oil tanker
2063 - Earth's 1st contact with the extra-terrestrial Vulcan species in the Star Trek universe

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