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Historical Events In April - 05

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

1971  Mount Etna erupts in Sicily Italy on this day in history.  

1971  US Lieutenant Wiliam Calley (My Lai Massacre) sentenced to life on April - 05.  

1971  WNJT TV Channel 52 in Trenton NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

1972  Baseball season is delayed due to a strike on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history mets trade Ken Singleton to Expos for Rusty Staub  

1972  Brian Donlevy, actor (Steve-Dangerous Assignment), dies at 73 on April - 05.  

1973  On this day in history nFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie quarterbacks, 1-19)  

1973  On this day in history pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter  

1974  On this day in history last day of Test cricket for Garry Sobers & Rohan Kanhai  

1974  On April - 05 then tallest building, World Trade Center opens in NYC (110 stories)  

1974  William Hudson, actor (I Led 3 Lives), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1975  "Letter for Queen Victoria" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 18 performances on April - 05.  

1975  On April - 05 soyuz 18A launch aborted short of orbit; cosmonauts return safely  

1975  On this day in history inez Courtney, dies at 67  

1976  Felix Aguilar Observatory discovers asteroid #2928 on April - 05.  

1976  Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes PM of England on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen", premieres in London  

1976  Howard Hughes, reclusive billionaire, dies at 72 on April - 05.  

1977  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

1977  On this day in history john Marriott, dies at 83  

1979  On this day in history baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper  

1979  Ex-premier Pol Jar flees out of Cambodia on April - 05.  

1979  On April - 05 pioneer 11 launched towards Jupiter  

1981  10th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez on this day in history.  

1981  E Bowell discovers asteroids #2383 Bradley and #2433 Sootiyo on April - 05.  

1981  On April - 05 philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes  

1981  The Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev goes to Czechoslovakia to discuss Polish crisis on this day in history.  

1981  Bob "Bear" Hite, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a heart attack at 36 on April - 05.  

1982  A British Naval Task Force leaves for the Falkland Islands, which have been invaded by Argentina on this day in history.  

1982  Lord Carrington, British foreign secretary resigns due to Falkland Islands war on April - 05.  

1982  St Louis Cardinals' Jim Kaat pitches in record 24th consecutive season on April - 05.  

1982  On April - 05 abe Fortas, Supreme court justice, dies at 71  

1983  On this day in history france throws out 47 Soviet diplomats  

1983  New York Mets' Tom Seaver's sets record 14th National League Opening Day assignment on April - 05.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1288  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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  Laurentius Erhard, composer was born on this day in history.  

1604  Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1675) was born on this day in history.  

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 April - 05.  

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 April - 05.  

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

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

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