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Historical Events In April - 05

Tuesday, 02 March 2021

1878  Wilhelm Speyer, composer, dies at 87 on this day in history.  

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

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

1882  Don Blackie, cricketer (Australian off-spinner in 1928-29 yes, age 46) on April - 05.  

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

1885  Dimitrie Cuclin, composer on this day in history.  

1886  J Palisa discovers asteroid #257 Silesia on April - 05.  

1886  On this day in history 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  On April - 05 start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of Copper Beeches" (BG)  

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

1893  Cleveland passes Park Act (forerunner of Metroparks) on this day in history.  

1893  On April - 05 clas Thunberg, Finland, speed skater (Olympic-gold-1924, 28)  

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 April - 05.  

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 this day in history.  

1895  On April - 05 writer Oscar Wylde is arrested  

1895  On April - 05 writer Oscar Wylde is arrested for "Gross Behavior"  

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

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

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

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

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

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

1900  Spencer Tracy, Milwaukee, actor (Father's Little Dividend, Adam's Rib) on this day in history.  

1900  Comte de Villebois-Marevil, French/S African general, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1901  Alexander Alexeieff, Russian/French painter/graphic artist on this day in history.  

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 April - 05.  

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 April - 05 birth of thomas Hobbes, England, philosopher (Leviathan)  

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

1598  Laurentius Erhard, composer was born on April - 05.  

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  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 April - 05 death of robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester (b. 1104)  

1258  Julian of Cornillon/Liege, Flemish visionary/saint, dies on April - 05.  

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 April - 05.  

1605  Death of Adam Loftus, English Protestant archbishop in Ireland (c.1513) on this day in history.  

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