Historical Events and Current Affairs on April 5

1058 :Bishop John "Minchio," [domkop] elected as Pope Benedictus X
1242 :Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights
1242 :Battle on the More of Pskov Estonia
1566 :200 Brussel nobles offer Margaretha of Parma a petition
1585 :Clemens Crabbeels becomes bishop of Hertogenbosch
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
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 (opens in 1759)
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
1806 :Isaac Quintard patents apple cider
1812 :Brits storm Badajoz fortress, held by French & Spanish
1814 :Netherlands Bank issues it's 1st banknotes
1815 :Eruption of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Java)
1847 :Opera "Die Fledermaus" is produced (Vienna)
1861 :Federals abandon Ft Quitman, Tx
1862 :Siege of Yorktown VA
1865 :Battle at Amelia Springs/Jetersville Va (Appomattox Campaign)
1874 :"Die Fledermaus" 1st performed (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" (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 :accused him of homosexual practices
1895 :Oscar Wilde loses libel case against Marquess of Queensberry, who
1895 :Start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of 3 Students" (BG)
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 & 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 v Jamaica finishes in a tie
1911 :Waldorf W Aster acquires Daily Observer
1915 :French begin WoČvre-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 NM begins radio transmissions
1922 :WDZ-AM in Decatur IL begins radio transmissions
1923 :Firestone Co put their inflatable tires into production
1925 :NC due to an ulcer
1925 :Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in
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
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 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
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)
1950 :Prague espionage trial against bishops & priests begins
1951 :Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death
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 PM, Anthony Eden succeeds him
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 A Armstrong takes X-15 to 54,600 m
1962 :St Bernard Tunnel finished-Swiss/Italians 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
1965 :Lava Lamp Day celebrated
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
1970 :WSNS TV channel 44 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
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
1972 :Baseball season is delayed due to a strike
1972 :Mets trade Ken Singleton to Expos for Rusty Staub
1973 :Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter
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
1976 :Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen," premieres in London
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 sect resigns due to Falkland Is 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
1984 :scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421)
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
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 :all profits from Newman foods to charity
1990 :John Stockton reaches 1000-assist mark for NBA record 3 yrs in a row
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 Champion: Stanford beats Western Ky 78-62
1992 :4th Seniors Golf Tradition: Lee Trevino
1992 :Comedian Sam Kenison marries live-in girlfriend Maleeka
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
1993 :55th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Michigan 77-71
1993 :73,293 see Yankees beat Indians 9-1
1993 :Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1993 :Republican Guard kills 64 in Chad
1994 :"Jackie Mason Politically Incorrect" opens at Golden NYC for 347 perfs
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)
1998 :10th Seniors Golf Tradition:
2063 :Earth's 1st contact by extra-terrisials (Vulcan) accord to Star Trek
2348 :-BC- Noah's ark grounded, Mt Ararat (calculated date)



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