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Historical Events In April - 05

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1878  On April - 05 wilhelm Speyer, composer, dies at 87  

1879  On April - 05 chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.  

1881  Transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty on this day in history.  

1882  On this day in history don Blackie, cricketer (Australian off-spinner in 1928-29 yes, age 46)  

1884  John Wisden, publisher/cricketer (prominent Sussex player), dies on this day in history.  

1885  Dimitrie Cuclin, composer on April - 05.  

1886  J Palisa discovers asteroid #257 Silesia on this day in history.  

1886  Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter) on April - 05.  

1887  Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller on April - 05.  

1889  Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of The Copper Beeches" (BG) on this day in history.  

1889  Start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of Copper Beeches" (BG) on April - 05.  

1890  On April - 05 fie Carelsen, Dutch actress (Malle Gervallen)  

1893  Cleveland passes Park Act (forerunner of Metroparks) on April - 05.  

1893  On this day in history clas Thunberg, Finland, speed skater (Olympic-gold-1924, 28)  

1894  11 strikers killed in riot at Connellsville PA on April - 05.  

1894  On April - 05 start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of the Empty House" (BG)  

1894  On this day in history 11 strikers killed in riot at Connellsville, Penn  

1895  Oscar Wilde loses libel case against Marquess of Queensberry, who accused him of homosexual practices on this day in history.  

1895  Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of the 3 Students" (BG) on April - 05.  

1895  On this day in history writer Oscar Wylde is arrested  

1895  Writer Oscar Wylde is arrested for "Gross Behavior" on this day in history.  

1895  On April - 05 start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of 3 Students" (BG)  

1896  1st modern Olympic Games officially open in Athens on this day in history.  

1896  1st modern Olympic Games officially opens in Athens on April - 05.  

1896  On this day in history john Rogers Thomas, composer, dies at 66  

1897  On this day in history the Greco-Turkish War, also called "Thirty Days' War", is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire.  

1899  William Hornby Steer, barrister/judge on April - 05.  

1900  On this day in history attempted assassination of Prince of Wales in Brussels, fails  

1900  On April - 05 the birth of Spencer Tracy, American actor  

1900  On this day in history spencer Tracy, Milwaukee, actor (Father's Little Dividend, Adam's Rib)  

1900  On April - 05 comte de Villebois-Marevil, French/S African general, dies in battle  

1901  Alexander Alexeieff, Russian/French painter/graphic artist on April - 05.  

1902  Maurice Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante defunte", premieres in Paris France on April - 05.  

1902  On April - 05 soccer match riot between Scotland & England kills 25  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1288  On April - 05 birth of emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (d. 1336)  

1472  Bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1510) was born on April - 05.  

1523  On April - 05 birth of blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer (d. 1596)  

1588  On this day in history birth of thomas Hobbes, England, philosopher (Leviathan)  

1595  On this day in history birth of john Wilson, composer  

1598  On April - 05 birth of laurentius Erhard, composer  

1604  Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1675) was born on April - 05.  

1622  On this day in history birth of vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician (d. 1703)  

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Famous Deaths In April - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0582  On April - 05 death of eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople (c. 512)  

0828  On this day in history nicephorus, patriarch of Constantinopel (806-15), dies at about 77  

1168  Death of Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester (b. 1104) on April - 05.  

1258  Julian of Cornillon/Liege, Flemish visionary/saint, dies on this day in history.  

1270  On April - 05 ramban Nachmanides, Talmudic scholar (Hiddushei Ha-Ramden), dies  

1419  Death of Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1350) on April - 05.  

1531  Death of Richard Roose, boiled to death for trying to poison an archbishop on April - 05.  

1605  On this day in history death of adam Loftus, English Protestant archbishop in Ireland (c.1513)  

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