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Historical Events In April - 05

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

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

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

1881  On this day in history transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty  

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 April - 05.  

1885  On this day in history dimitrie Cuclin, composer  

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 April - 05.  

1889  On this day in history start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of The Copper Beeches" (BG)  

1889  On this day in history start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of Copper Beeches" (BG)  

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

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

1893  Clas Thunberg, Finland, speed skater (Olympic-gold-1924, 28) on this day in history.  

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

1894  Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of the Empty House" (BG) on April - 05.  

1894  On April - 05 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 April - 05.  

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

1895  On this day in history writer Oscar Wylde is arrested  

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

1895  On this day in history start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of 3 Students" (BG)  

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

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

1896  John Rogers Thomas, composer, dies at 66 on April - 05.  

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

1899  William Hornby Steer, barrister/judge on this day in history.  

1900  On April - 05 attempted assassination of Prince of Wales in Brussels, fails  

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

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 this day in history.  

1901  On this day in history alexander Alexeieff, Russian/French painter/graphic artist  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

1588  Thomas Hobbes, England, philosopher (Leviathan) was born on this day in history.  

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

1598  On this day in history birth of laurentius Erhard, composer  

1604  On this day in history birth of charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1675)  

1622  On April - 05 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  Death of Eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople (c. 512) on this day in history.  

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

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  Ramban Nachmanides, Talmudic scholar (Hiddushei Ha-Ramden), dies on April - 05.  

1419  Death of Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1350) on this day in history.  

1531  On this day in history death of richard Roose, boiled to death for trying to poison an archbishop  

1605  Death of Adam Loftus, English Protestant archbishop in Ireland (c.1513) on April - 05.  

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