Historical Events In April - 05
Thursday, 13 August 2020
1941 On April - 05 in SF, Castro and Fillmore streetcars replaced by buses
1941 On April - 05 in SF, Castro & Fillmore streetcars replaced by buses
1942 On April - 05 hMS CORNWALL And HMS DORSETSHIRE sunk in the Indian Ocean south west of Ceylon by Japanese carrier divebombers, 190 men lost from 'Cornwall', 234 from 'Dorsetshire'
1942 On April - 05 hMS TENEDOS sunk in harbour at Colombo, Ceylon - by Japanese carrier bombers.
1943 On April - 05 allies bomb Mortsel
1943 On this day in history poon Lim found after being adrift 133 days
1943 The third and last "Macedonian transport" reaches the Treblinka "resettlement"; all are gassed on this day in history.
1944 On this day in history 140 Lancasters bomb airplane manufacturer in Toulouse
1944 Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter), dies at 90 on this day in history.
1945 Almelo Netherlands freed on April - 05.
1945 On April - 05 kuniaki Koiso resigns as PM of Japan; replaced by Kantaro Suzuki
1945 Huldreich Georg Fruh, composer, dies at 41 on April - 05.
1946 1st performance of Charles Ives' 3rd Symphony on April - 05.
1946 On April - 05 uSS Missouri arrives in Turkey to return the body of Turkish ambassador to the U.S. and to show U.S. support and willingness to defend Turkey.
1946 On April - 05 vincent Millie Youmans, US composer (Tea For Two), dies at 47
1948 On April - 05 wGN TV channel 9 in Chicago IL (IND) begins broadcasting
1948 WGN TV channel 9 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting on April - 05.
1949 On April - 05 60 year old St Anthony's Hospital burns, kills 77 (Effingham IL)
1949 60 year old St Anthony's Hospital burns, kills 77 (Effingham Ill) on April - 05.
1950 Prague espionage trial against bishops & priests begins on April - 05.
1951 On this day in history julius and Ethel Rosenberg sentenced to death for allegedly giving American atomic secrets to the USSR
1951 On this day in history julius and Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death
1951 Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death on this day in history.
1951 Edward Rigby, dies at 72 on April - 05.
1952 Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th AAU wrestling title on this day in history.
1952 Henri Vandeputte, Belgian writer (L'Autre Vie), dies at 75 on this day in history.
1953 On April - 05 babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
1953 On April - 05 wEYI TV channel 25 in Saginaw MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 On April - 05 elvis Presley records his debut single, "That's All Right"
1954 On this day in history claude Delvincourt, composer, dies at 66
1955 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill resigns on this day in history.
1955 On April - 05 winston Churchill resigns as British PM, Anthony Eden succeeds him
1956 On this day in history in Sri Lanka, the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna win the general elections in a landslide and S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike is sworn in as the Prime Minister.
1958 On April - 05 ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest non-nuclear controlled explosions of the time.