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1996Marlon Brando makes anti-semetic remarks about hollywood on Larry King

1923Firestone Co put their inflatable tires into production

1997Steve Irwin's "The Crocodile Hunter" debuts

1818In the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement - led by Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martín - win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.

196537th Academy Awards - "My Fair Lady", Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews win

200944th Academy of Country Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley wins

1603New English King James I (James VI of Scotland) departs Edinburgh for London

1976Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen" premieres in London

1955Winston Churchill resigns as British PM, Anthony Eden succeeds him

1987Wayne Gretzky wins 7th straight NHL scoring title

1984Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421)

1961Barbra Streisand appears on "Jack Paar Show"

198110th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez

1242Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights in the Battle of the Ice

198716th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King

1967'76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds

1792George Washington casts 1st presidential veto

1990Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity

1925Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in NC due to an ulcer

1954Elvis Presley records his debut single "That's All Right"

1990John Stockton reaches 1000-assist mark for NBA record 3 yrs in a row

1992Wrestlemania VIII, 62,167 at Hoosier Dome, Hulk Hogan DQs Sid Justice

1887Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller

1989David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo

April 5th Historical Events
Date Event
456
St. Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop. 
823
Pope Peschalis I crowns Lotharius I, co-emperor of France 
1058
Bishop John "Minchio" [domkop] elected as Pope Benedictus X 
1242
Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights in the Battle of the Ice 
1566
200 Brussel nobles offer Margaretha of Parma a petition 
1585
Clemens Crabbeels becomes bishop of Hertogenbosch 
1603
New English King James I (James VI of Scotland) departs Edinburgh for London 
1609
Daimyo (Lord) of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in Okinawa. 
1614
2nd parliament of King James I begin session (no enactments) 
1621
Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England 
1648
Spanish troops/feudal barons strike down people's uprising in Naples 
1722
Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island 
1739
French emperor Karel VI sign secret treaty 
1751
Adolf Frederik of Holstein-Gottorp crowns himself king of Sweden 
1762
British take Grenada, West Indies, from French 
1768
1st US Chamber of Commerce forms (NYC) 
1792
George Washington casts 1st presidential veto 
1803
1st performance of Beethoven's 2nd Symphony in D 
1804
High Possil Meteorite: The first recorded meteorite in Scotland falls in Possil. 
1806
Isaac Quintard patents apple cider 
1812
Brits storm Badajoz fortress, held by French & Spanish 
1814
Netherlands Bank issues its 1st banknotes 
1815
Eruption of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Java) 
1818
In the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement - led by Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martín - win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead. 
1861
Federals abandon Ft Quitman, Texas 
1862
Siege of Yorktown VA 
1865
Battle at Amelia Springs/Jetersville Va (Appomattox Campaign) 
1874
Johann Strauss Jr's opera "Die Fledermaus" premieres in Vienna 
1874
Birkenhead Park, the first civic public park, is opened in Birkenhead, England. Designed by Joseph Paxton 
1879
Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific. 
1881
Transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty 
1887
Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller 
1889
Start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of Copper Beeches" (BG) 
1893
Cleveland passes Park Act (forerunner of Metroparks) 
1894
11 strikers killed in riot at Connellsville, Penn 
1894
Start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of Empty House" (BG) 
1895
Start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of 3 Students" (BG) 
1895
Oscar Wilde loses libel case against Marquess of Queensberry, who accused him of homosexual practices 
1897
The Greco-Turkish War, also called "Thirty Days' War", is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire. 
1900
Attempted assassination of Edward, Prince of Wales in Brussels, fails 
1901
Under threats from the Ottoman Turkish Government, Bulgaria is forced to arrest the leaders of the Macedonian Committee 
1902
Maurice Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante defunte" premieres in Paris 
1902
In Glasgow, Scotland the Ibrox disaster occurs after a section of a grandstand collapses killing 25 and injuring 517 
1904
The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England. 
1905
James Barrie's "Alice-sit-by-the-fire" premieres in London 
1906
St Pius X encyclical "On the Mariavites or Mystic Priests of Poland" 
1908
British premier Henry Campbell-Bannerman resigns 
1911
MCC tour match v Jamaica finishes in a tie 
1911
Waldorf W Aster acquires Daily Observer 
1915
French begin Woëvre-offensive 
1915
Jess Willard KOs Jack Johnson in 26 for heavyweight boxing title 
1916
French troops occupy Bois de Caillette 
1919
Eamon de Valera becomes president of Dail Eireann 
1919
Polish Army executes 35 young Jews 
1922
KOB-AM in Albuquerque NM begins radio transmissions 
1922
WDZ-AM in Decatur IL begins radio transmissions 
1923
Firestone Co put their inflatable tires into production 
1925
Belgian Workers Party wins parliamentary election 
1925
Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in NC due to an ulcer 
1927
Johnny Weissmuller set records in 100 & 200 m free style 
1929
Lithuania signs Litvinov-pact 
1930
England out for 849 v WI Kingston, Sandham out for 325 
1932
Dutch textile strike broken by trade unions 
1932
Dominion of Newfoundland: 10,000 rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government. 
1935
Croatian Farmers Party wins Yugoslavian election 
1936
Tupelo Mississippi virtually annihilated by a tornado, 216 die 
1938
Anti-Jewish riots break out in Dabrowa Poland 
1939
Membership in Hitler Youth becomes obligatory 
1941
In SF, Castro & Fillmore streetcars replaced by buses 
1943
Allies bomb Mortsel 
1943
Japanese troops conquer Indin 
1943
Poon Lim found after being adrift 133 days 
1944
140 Lancasters bomb airplane manufacturer in Toulouse 
1944
World War II: 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans. 
1945
Almelo Netherlands freed 
1945
Kuniaki Koiso resigns as PM of Japan; replaced by Kantaro Suzuki 
1946
1st performance of Charles Ives' 3rd Symphony 
1948
WGN TV channel 9 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting 
1949
60 year old St Anthony's Hospital burns, kills 77 (Effingham Ill) 
1949
Fireside Theater debuts on television. 
1950
Prague espionage trial against bishops & priests begins 
1951
Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death 
1952
Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th AAU wrestling title 
1953
Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open 
1953
WEYI TV channel 25 in Saginaw, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1954
Elvis Presley records his debut single "That's All Right" 
1955
Winston Churchill resigns as British PM, Anthony Eden succeeds him 
1956
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
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. 
1959
23rd Golf Masters Championship: Art Wall Jr wins, shooting a 284 
1961
Barbra Streisand appears on "Jack Paar Show" 
1961
Dutch governor Platteel installs New Guinea Council 
1962
Herb Gardner's "Thousand Clowns" premieres in NYC 
1962
Mgr J Daems appointed bishop of Antwerp 
1962
NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 54,600 m 
1962
St Bernard Tunnel finished-Swiss/Italians workers shake hands 
1963
Beatles receive their 1st silver disc (Please Please Me) 
1963
Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes chief of Western Samoa 
1964
1st driverless trains run on London Underground 
1964
Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open 
1965
37th Academy Awards - "My Fair Lady", Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews win 
1965
Lava Lamp Day celebrated 
1965
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1966
WTVX TV channel 34 in Ft Pierce-Vero Beach, FL (IND) 1st broadcast 
1967
'76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds 
1967
ATS II launched but fails to reach orbit 
1968
Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego opens 
1968
US marine base Khe San Vietnam, appalled 
1969
Vietnam War: Massive antiwar demonstrations occur in many U.S. cities. 
1970
WSNS TV channel 44 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting 
1971
Fran Phipps is 1st woman to reach North Pole 
1971
Mount Etna erupts in Sicily Italy 
1971
US Lt Wiliam Calley (My Lai Massacre) sentenced to life 
1971
WNJT TV channel 52 in Trenton, NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1971
In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches insurrection against the United Front government of Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike. 
1972
Baseball season is delayed due to a strike 
1972
Mets trade Ken Singleton to Expos for Rusty Staub 
1973
NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie QBs, 1-19) 
1973
Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter 
1974
Last day of Test cricket for Garry Sobers & Rohan Kanhai 
1974
Then tallest building, World Trade Center opens in NYC (110 stories) 
1975
"Letter for Queen Victoria" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 18 perfs 
1975
Soyuz 18A launch aborted short of orbit; cosmonauts return safely 
1976
Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes PM of England 
1976
Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen" premieres in London 
1977
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1979
Balt manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper 
1979
Ex-premier Pol Jar flees out of Cambodia 
1981
10th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez 
1981
Phila Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes 
1982
British fleet sails to Falkland Islands 
1982
Cards' Jim Kaat, pitches in record 24th consecutive season 
1982
Lord Carrington, British foreign secretary resigns due to Falklands war 
1983
France throws out 47 Soviet diplomats 
1983
NY Met Tom Seaver's sets record 14th NL Opening Day assignment 
1984
"Human Comedy" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 13 performances 
1984
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421) 
1986
Record for a throw-and-return boomerang toss is set (121m) 
1986
US soldier & Turkish woman killed in West Berlin disco bombing 
1987
16th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King 
1987
Fox TV network premieres showing Married With Children & Tracey Ullman 
1987
Wayne Gretzky wins 7th straight NHL scoring title 
1988
Democratic convention picks Michael Dukakis as their pres candidate 
1989
David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo 
1989
Orel Hershiser ends his 59 consecutive scoreless pitched inning streak 
1989
Solidarity grants legal status in Poland 
1990
John Stockton reaches 1000-assist mark for NBA record 3 yrs in a row 
1990
NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 2-1 in 1st game of preliminary 
1990
Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity 
1991
Joe Dumaars (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 62 games 
1991
Kitty Kelly publishes a book knocking Nancy Reagan 
1991
Southeast Airlines Embracer 120 crashes in Georgia, killing 23 
1991
Space Shuttle STS 37 (Atlantis 8) launched 
1991
US begins air drops to Kurd refugees in Northern Iraq 
1992
"Search & Destroy" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 perfs 
1992
11th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Western Ky 78-62 
1992
4th Seniors Golf Tradition: Lee Trevino 
1992
Dana Lofland wins Las Vegas LPGA Golf International 
1992
Game 2 of Mayor Challenge - NY Yankees sweep NY Mets 6-5 at Shea 
1992
Peru's Pres Alberto Fujimori suspend constitution & dissolved Congress 
1992
Thailand General Suchinda Kraprayoon installed as president 
1992
Wrestlemania VIII, 62,167 at Hoosier Dome, Hulk Hogan DQs Sid Justice 
1992
Several hundred-thousand abortion rights demonstrators march in Washington, D.C. 
1993
55th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Michigan 77-71 
1993
73,293 see Yankees beat Indians 9-1 
1993
Colorado Rockies 1st game - lose to NY Mets 3-0 
1993
Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 
1993
Florida Marlins 1st game - beat LA Dodgers 6-3 
1993
Republican Guard kills 64 in Chad 
1994
"Jackie Mason Politically Incorrect" opens at Golden NYC for 347 perfs 
1994
Miami Heat beat NY Knicks ending 15 game NBA winning streak 
1996
John Bobbitt is put under house arrest in Las Vegas for 120 days 
1996
Marlon Brando makes anti-semetic remarks about hollywood on Larry King 
1997
Galileo, 3rd Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 7) 
1997
Steve Irwin's "The Crocodile Hunter" debuts 
1998
10th Seniors Golf Tradition: 
1999
Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands. 
2003
18th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins 
2009
North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2 rocket. The satellite passed over mainland Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council, as well as participating states of Six-party talks 
2009
44th Academy of Country Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley wins 
2012
Severe storms in Argentina kill 14 people 
2012
77-year old pensioner's suicide outside Greek parliament prompts further protests in Athens 
2012
International internet group Anonymous hack several Chinese bureaus in opposition to censorship 
2013
Japan's Nikkei 225 reaches its highest level in five years 
2013
60 people are killed in Nigeria after a bus collides with an oil tanker 
2016
California Enacts $15 Minimum Wage 
2016
France opens probe after Panama leaks 
2016
Canada seeks 'Panama Papers' data, major bank defends practices 
2016
Dramatic late basket earns Villanova NCAA title 
2016
Alaska Air Announces Purchase of Virgin America 
2016
Donald Trump urges John Kasich to quit White House race 
2016
Panama papers: China leaders' relatives named in leaks 
2017
22 companies pull advertising from 'The O'Reilly Factor' 
2017
North Korea launches missile into Sea of Japan 
2017
Russia says deadly Syrian airstrike targeted chemical weapons factory 
2017
LGBT Employees Protected By Federal Civil Rights Act, Appeals Court Rules 
2063
Earth's 1st contact with the extra-terrestrial Vulcan species in the Star Trek universe 
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