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Historical Events In April - 05

Friday, 07 May 2021

1878  Wilhelm Speyer, composer, dies at 87 on April - 05.  

1879  Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific on this day in history.  

1881  Transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty on April - 05.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1889  On April - 05 start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of Copper Beeches" (BG)  

1890  Fie Carelsen, Dutch actress (Malle Gervallen) on April - 05.  

1893  On April - 05 cleveland passes Park Act (forerunner of Metroparks)  

1893  Clas Thunberg, Finland, speed skater (Olympic-gold-1924, 28) on April - 05.  

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  11 strikers killed in riot at Connellsville, Penn on April - 05.  

1895  On April - 05 oscar Wilde loses libel case against Marquess of Queensberry, who accused him of homosexual practices  

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

1895  Writer Oscar Wylde is arrested on April - 05.  

1895  Writer Oscar Wylde is arrested for "Gross Behavior" on April - 05.  

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  On this day in history 1st modern Olympic Games officially opens in Athens  

1896  John Rogers Thomas, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1897  On April - 05 the Greco-Turkish War, also called "Thirty Days' War", is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire.  

1899  On April - 05 william Hornby Steer, barrister/judge  

1900  Attempted assassination of Prince of Wales in Brussels, fails on April - 05.  

1900  The birth of Spencer Tracy, American actor on April - 05.  

1900  On April - 05 spencer Tracy, Milwaukee, actor (Father's Little Dividend, Adam's Rib)  

1900  Comte de Villebois-Marevil, French/S African general, dies in battle on April - 05.  

1901  On April - 05 alexander Alexeieff, Russian/French painter/graphic artist  

1902  On April - 05 maurice Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante defunte", premieres in Paris France  

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  Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (d. 1336) was born on this day in history.  

1472  On this day in history birth of bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1510)  

1523  Blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer (d. 1596) was born on April - 05.  

1588  Thomas Hobbes, England, philosopher (Leviathan) was born on April - 05.  

1595  John Wilson, composer was born on this day in history.  

1598  On April - 05 birth of laurentius Erhard, composer  

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

1622  Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician (d. 1703) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0582  On this day in history death of eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople (c. 512)  

0828  Nicephorus, patriarch of Constantinopel (806-15), dies at about 77 on April - 05.  

1168  On this day in history death of robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester (b. 1104)  

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  On this day in history death of vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1350)  

1531  Death of Richard Roose, boiled to death for trying to poison an archbishop on this day in history.  

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

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