This was 95th day of the year and 270 days remained in the year.

April 5 Birthdays

Booker T. Washington
1856–1915, American educator, born in Franklin co., Va.

Thomas Hobbes
philosopher (1588)

Elihu Yale
merchant (1649)

Joseph Lister
surgeon (1827)

Spencer Tracy
actor (1900)

Bette Davis
actress (1908)

Gregory Peck
actor (1916)

Colin Powell
general and government official (1937)

April 5 in History


Pocahontas married John Rolfe.


George Washington cast the first presidential veto.


Anne Sullivan makes the breakthrough to Helen Keller by spelling "water" in the manual alphabet.


Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for giving away atomic secrets to the Russians.


Winston Churchill resigned as prime minister of Britain.


Canadian Fran Phipps became the first woman to reach the North Pole.


Libya gave over two suspects in the Lockerbie, Scotland Pan Am bombing.

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