On This Day..... April 5

 

APRIL 5TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BURRITO DAY
  • TODAY IS NEBRASKA APPRECIATION DAY
 


  • TODAY IS NATIONAL DEEP DISH PIZZA DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CARAMEL DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL RAISIN AND SPICE BAR DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • BOOKER T. WASHINGTON (1856-1915)
  • SPENCER TRACY (1900-1967)
 
  • BETTE DAVIS (1908-1989)
  • GREGORY PECK (1916-2003)
 
  • FRANK GORSHIN (1933-2005)
  • COLIN POWELL (1937, 81)
 
  • PHARRELL WILLIAMS (1973, 45)
  • STERLING K. BROWN (1976, 42)
 
  • LILY JAMES (1989, 29)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 456, ST. PATRICK RETURNS TO IRELAND AS A MISSIONARY BISHOP
  • IN 1614, POCAHANTAS IS MARRIED TO HER SECOND HUSBAND JOHN ROLFE AT 18
  • IN 1621, THE MAYFLOWER LEAVES PLYMOUTH ON A RETURN TRIP TO ENGLAND
  • IN 1764, THE BRITISH IMPOSE A SUGAR TAX ON THE AMERICAN COLONIES
 
  • IN 1792, PRESIDENT WASHINGTON USES THE FIRST EVER PRESIDENTIAL VETO. THE BILL, WHICH SET APPORTIONMENT FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WAS OPPOSED BY THE SOUTHERN STATES WHICH FELT IT UNFAIRLY FAVORED THE NORTH
  • IN 1803, BEETHOVEN’S SECOND SYMPHONY IN D IS PERFORMED FOR THE FIRST TIME
 
  • IN 1895, OSCAR WILDE LOSES A LIBEL CASE AGAINST THE MARQUESS OF QUEENSBURY. HE WAS OPPOSING THE PUBLIC ACCUSATIONS THAT HE HAD PARTICIPATED IN “HOMOSEXUAL PRACTICES”
  • IN 1923, FIRESTONE BEGINS PRODUCING INFLATABLE TIRES
  • IN 1933, THE FIRST SURGERY TO REMOVE A LUNG IS PERFORMED
  • IN 1939, GERMANY BEGINS TO MANDATE PARTICIPATION IN THE HITLER YOUTH
 
  • IN 1951, JULIUS AND ETHEL ROSENBERG ARE SENTENCED TO DEATH
  • IN 1955, RAY CHARLES MARRIES HIS WIFE DELLA HOWARD
  • IN 1955, WINSTON CHURCHILL STEPS DOWN AS PRIME MINISTER OF GREAT BRITAIN
  • IN 1964, GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR DIES AT 84
  • IN 1963, “PLEASE PLEASE ME” BECOMES THE BEATLES FIRST SILVER RECORD
 
  • IN 1968, BOSTON MAYOR KEVIN WHITE REACTS TO RIOTS AROUND THE CITY AFTER THE DEATH OF MARTIN LUTHER KING BY TELEVISING A JAMES BROWN CONCERT TAKING PLACE AT THE BOSTON GARDEN ON WGBH TO KEEP AS MANY PEOPLE HOME AS POSSIBLE
 
  • IN 1972, THE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON IS DELAYED DUE TO A PLAYER STRIKE
  • IN 1975, MINNIE RIPERTON HITS #1 WITH “LOVIN YOU”
 
  • IN 1976, HOWARD HUGHES DIES AFTER YEARS IN RECLUSE AT 72
  • IN 1978, “THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN” DEBUTS ON CBS
 
  • IN 1980, R.E.M. PERFORMS TOGETHER PROFESSIONALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1983, DANNY RAPP, LEAD SINGER OF DANNY AND THE JUNIORS, COMMITS SUICIDE
 
  • IN 1984, MOTOWN ROYALTY GATHERS FOR MARVIN GAYE’S FUNERAL IN LOS ANGELES
  • IN 1986, A DISCO IN WEST BERLIN IS BOMBED BY LIBYAN SYMPATHIZERS. WELL OVER 200 PEOPLE ARE INJURED AND THREE DIED INCLUDING TWO AMERICAN SOLDIERS
  • IN 1987, “MARRIED WITH CHILDREN” AND “THE TRACY ULLMAN SHOW” BOTH DEBUT ON FOX
 
  • IN 1989, OREL HERSHISER COMPLETES 59 STRAIGHT SCORELESS INNINGS PITCHED
  • IN 1991, KITTY KELLY PUBLISHES HER IMFAMOUS BIOGRAPHY OF NANCY REAGAN
  • IN 1994, KURT COBAIN COMMITS SUICIDE BY GUNSHOT AT 27 IN SEATTLE
  • IN 1996, MARLON BRANDO APPEARS ON THE LARRY KING SHOW AND MAKES A SERIES OF ANTI-SEMETIC COMMENTS ABOUT HOLLYWOOD
  • IN 1997, DISCOVERY CHANNEL PREMIERES “CROCODILE HUNTER” WITH STEVE IRWIN
 
  • IN 1998, THE SPICE GIRLS PERFORM IN CONCERT TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 2002, LAYNE STANLEY, LEAD SINGER OF ALICE IN CHAINS, DIES OF A HEROINE OVERDOSE AT 34
  • IN 2008, CHARLTON HESTON DIES AT 84
 
  • IN 2015, ROLLING STONE IS FORCED TO RETRACT ITS STORY “RAPE ON CAMPUS” AFTER THE ALLEGED VICTIM OF A GANG RAPE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA IS DISCREDITED
  • IN 2016, ICELAND’S PRIME MINISTER IS THE HIGHEST PROFILE PERSON FORCED TO RESIGN AS A RESULT OF THE LEAKED PANAMA PAPERS
  • IN 2016, SAN FRANCISCO MAKES PAID PATERNITY LEAVE MANDATORY
  • IN 2016, PAYPAL CANCELS A PLANNED $3.6 MILLION EXPANSION IN NORTH CAROLINA, AMONGST MANY OTHER LARGE COMPANIES REACTING TO THE “BATHROOM BILL”
 
  • IN 2016, DRAKE RELEASES “ONE DANCE”, BILLBOARD’S 2016 SONG OF THE YEAR
 
  • IN 2017, PEPSI IS FORCED TO PULL AN AD FEATURING KENDALL JENNER AFTER PEOPLE COMPLAIN IT TRIVIALIZES RACIAL TENSION IN THE COUNTRY FOR COMMERCIAL GAIN
 
  • IN 2063, EARTH MAKES ITS FIRST CONTACT WITH THE VULCAN RACE IN STAR TREK
 

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