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Historical Events In April - 05

Friday, 18 September 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  On this day in history transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty  

1882  On April - 05 don Blackie, cricketer (Australian off-spinner in 1928-29 yes, age 46)  

1884  John Wisden, publisher/cricketer (prominent Sussex player), dies on April - 05.  

1885  On this day in history dimitrie Cuclin, composer  

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

1886  On April - 05 jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter)  

1887  Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller on this day in history.  

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

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

1890  Fie Carelsen, Dutch actress (Malle Gervallen) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1894  On this day in history start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of the Empty House" (BG)  

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

1895  On this day in history oscar Wilde loses libel case against Marquess of Queensberry, who accused him of homosexual practices  

1895  On this day in history 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  Start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of 3 Students" (BG) on April - 05.  

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

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

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

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

1899  On this day in history william Hornby Steer, barrister/judge  

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

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  On this day in history comte de Villebois-Marevil, French/S African general, dies in battle  

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

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

1902  Soccer match riot between Scotland & England kills 25 on this day in history.  

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

1523  Blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer (d. 1596) was born on this day in history.  

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

1595  On April - 05 birth of john Wilson, composer  

1598  On this day in history 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 April - 05.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0582  Death of Eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople (c. 512) on this day in history.  

0828  Nicephorus, patriarch of Constantinopel (806-15), dies at about 77 on this day in history.  

1168  On April - 05 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  On April - 05 death of richard Roose, boiled to death for trying to poison an archbishop  

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

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