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What Happened on April 5th This Day in History

Year Name
2021 Nguyễn Xuân Phúc took office as President of Vietnam after dismissing the title of Prime Minister.
2010 Twenty-nine coal miners are killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia.
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.
2007 The cruise ship MS Sea Diamond strikes a volcanic reef near Nea Kameni and sinks the next day. Two passengers were never recovered and are presumed dead.
1999 Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.
1998 In Japan, the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge opens to traffic, becoming the longest bridge span in the world.
1992 Alberto Fujimori, president of Peru, dissolves the Peruvian congress by military force.
1992 Peace protesters Suada Dilberovic and Olga Sučić are killed on the Vrbanja Bridge in Sarajevo, becoming the first casualties of the Bosnian War.
1991 An ASA EMB 120 crashes in Brunswick, Georgia, killing all 23 aboard including Sen. John Tower and astronaut Sonny Carter.
1977 The US Supreme Court rules that congressional legislation that diminished the size of the Sioux people's reservation thereby destroyed the tribe's jurisdictional authority over the area in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. Kneip.
1976 In China, the April Fifth Movement leads to the Tiananmen Incident.
1971 In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches a revolt against the United Front government of Sirimavo Bandaranaike.
1969 Vietnam War: Massive antiwar demonstrations occur in many U.S. cities.
1966 During the Buddhist Uprising, South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Cao Kỳ personally attempted to lead the capture of the restive city of Đà Nẵng before backing down.
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.
1956 Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro declares himself at war with Cuban President Fulgencio Batista.
1951 Cold War: Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are sentenced to death for spying for the Soviet Union.
1949 A fire in a hospital in Effingham, Illinois, kills 77 people and leads to nationwide fire code improvements in the United States.
1946 Soviet troops end their year-long occupation of the Danish island of Bornholm.
1946 A Fleet Air Arm Vickers Wellington crashes into a residential area in Rabat, Malta during a training exercise, killing all 4 crew members and 16 civilians on the ground.[17]
1945 Cold War: Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito signs an agreement with the Soviet Union to allow "temporary entry of Soviet troops into Yugoslav territory".
1943 World War II: United States Army Air Forces bomber aircraft accidentally cause more than 900 civilian deaths, including 209 children, and 1,300 wounded among the civilian population of the Belgian town of Mortsel. Their target was the Erla factory one kilometer from the residential area hit.
1942 World War II: Adolf Hitler issues Fuhrer Directive No. 41 summarizing Case Blue, including the German Sixth Army's planned assault on Stalingrad.
1942 World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy launches a carrier-based air attack on Colombo, Ceylon during the Indian Ocean raid. Port and civilian facilities are damaged and the Royal Navy cruisers HMS Cornwall and HMS Dorsetshire are sunk southwest of the island.
1936 Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak: An F5 tornado kills 233 in Tupelo, Mississippi.
1933 U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs two executive orders: 6101 to establish the Civilian Conservation Corps, and 6102 "forbidding the Hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion, and Gold Certificates" by U.S. citizens.
1933 Andorran Revolution: The Young Andorrans occupy the Casa de la Vall and force the government to hold democratic elections with universal male suffrage.
1932 Dominion of Newfoundland: Ten thousand rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government.
1922 The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated.
1910 The Transandine Railway connecting Chile and Argentina is inaugurated.
1902 A stand box collapses at Ibrox Park (now Ibrox Stadium) in Glasgow, Scotland, which led to the deaths of 25 and injuries to more than 500 supporters during an international association football match between Scotland and England.
1879 Bolivia declares war on Chile, and Chile declares war on Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.
1862 American Civil War: The Battle of Yorktown begins.
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.
1795 Peace of Basel between France and Prussia is made.
1792 United States President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time this power is used in the United States.
1621 The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, Massachusetts on a return trip to England.
1614 In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe.
1566 Two hundred Dutch noblemen, led by Hendrick van Brederode, force themselves into the presence of Margaret of Parma and present the Petition of Compromise, denouncing the Spanish Inquisition in the Seventeen Provinces.
1536 Charles V makes a Royal Entry into Rome, demolishing a swath of the city to re-enact a Roman triumph.
1242 During the Battle on the Ice of Lake Peipus, Russian forces, led by Alexander Nevsky, rebuff an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights.
919 The second Fatimid invasion of Egypt begins, when the Fatimid heir-apparent, al-Qa'im bi-Amr Allah, sets out from Raqqada at the head of his army.
823 Lothair I is crowned King of Italy by Pope Paschal I.
Famous People Born on April 5

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Year Name
1988 Pape Sy, French basketball player
1982 Thomas Hitzlsperger, German footballer
1971 Krista Allen, American actress
1962 Arild Monsen, Norwegian cross-country skier
1922 Tom Finney, English footballer (d. 2014)
1993 Scottie Wilbekin, American-Turkish basketball player
1991 Adriano Grimaldi, Italian-German footballer
1965 Elizabeth McIntyre, American freestyle skier
1930 Pierre Lhomme, French director of photography (d. 2019)
1908 Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor and manager (d. 1989)
Famous People Deaths On April 5

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Date Name
1954 Princess Märtha of Sweden, (b. 1901)
582 Eutychius of Constantinople, Byzantine patriarch
1612 Diana Scultori, Italian engraver
1808 Johann Georg Wille, German engraver (b. 1715)
1709 Roger de Piles, French painter, engraver, art critic and diplomat (b. 1635)
1205 Isabella I of Jerusalem, queen regnant of Jerusalem (b. 1172)
1708 Christian Heinrich, German prince and member of the House of Hohenzollern (b. 1661)
1712 Jan Luyken, Dutch poet, illustrator and engraver (b. 1649)
1984 Hans Lunding, Danish military officer (b. 1899)
1431 Bernard I, margrave of Baden-Baden (b. 1364)