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What Happened on April 5th This Day in History

Year Name
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.
2000 2000 UEFA Cup semi-final violence: Four Galatasaray fans are arrested for the stabbings to death of two Leeds United fans.
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 SučiĿ 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.
1986 Three people are killed in the bombing of the La Belle discotheque in West Berlin, Germany.
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.
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.
1957 In India, Communists win the first elections in united Kerala and E. M. S. Namboodiripad is sworn in as the first Chief Minister.
1956 Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro declares himself at war with Cuban President Fulgencio Batista.
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 of Ceylon.
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.
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".
1944 World War II: Two hundred seventy inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans.
1943 World War II: American 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: 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.
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.
1915 Boxing challenger Jess Willard knocks out Jack Johnson in Havana, Cuba to become the Heavyweight Champion of the World.
1904 The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England.
1900 Archaeologists in Knossos, Crete, discover a large cache of clay tablets with hieroglyphic writing in a script they call Linear B.
1879 Chile declares war on Bolivia and 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.
1722 The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island.
1710 The Statute of Anne receives the royal assent establishing the Copyright law of the United Kingdom.
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.
1609 Daimyō (Lord) Shimazu Tadatsune of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in Okinawa.
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 Royal Entry of Charles V into Rome: The last 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.
1081 Alexios I Komnenos is crowned Byzantine emperor at Constantinople, bringing the Komnenian dynasty to full power.
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
1975 Sarah Baldock, English organist and conductor
1834 Wilhelm Olbers Focke, German medical doctor and botanist (d. 1922)
1945 Cem Karaca, Turkish musician (d. 2004)
1979 Timo Hildebrand, German footballer
1955 Bernard Longley, English prelate
1896 Einar Lundborg, Swedish aviator (d. 1931)
1949 Larry Franco, American film producer
1909 Károly Sós, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 1991)
1926 Roger Corman, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1984 Cristian SĿpunaru, Romanian footballer
Famous People Deaths On April 5

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Date Name
1989 Karel Zeman, Czech director, artist, production designer and animator (b. 1910)
2009 I. J. Good, British mathematician (b. 1916)
1684 Karl Eusebius, prince of Liechtenstein (b. 1611)
1258 Juliana of Liège, Belgian canoness and saint
1873 Milivoje Blaznavac, Serbian soldier and politician (b. 1824)
2000 Lee Petty, American race car driver (b. 1914)
2011 Ange-Félix Patassé, Central African politician (b. 1937)
1431 Bernard I, margrave of Baden-Baden (b. 1364)
1906 Eastman Johnson, American painter (b. 1824)
1871 Paolo Savi, Italian geologist and ornithologist (b. 1798)