Today in History for 5th April 2020

Historical Events

1911 – Waldorf W Aster acquires Daily Observer
1952 – Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th AAU wrestling title
1962 – St Bernard Tunnel finished-Swiss/Italians workers shake hands
1997 – Steve Irwin’s “The Crocodile Hunter” debuts
2013 – Japan’s Nikkei 225 reaches its highest level in five years
2063 – Earth’s 1st contact with the extra-terrestrial Vulcan species in the Star Trek universe

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Famous Birthdays

1853 – Alfonso Rendano, Italian composer, born in Consenza, Italy (d. 1931)
1900 – Spencer Tracy, American actor (Woman of the Year, Adam’s Rib), born in Milwaukee (d. 1967)
1907 – Jan Zeldenrust, Dutch pathologist and anatomist, born in Gronigen, Netherlands (d. 1990)
1911 – Goddard Lieberson, English composer and President of Columbia Records, born in Hanley, Staffordshire, England (d. 1977)
1923 – Michael V Gazzo, American playwright and actor (The Godfather Part II, Fear City), born in Hillside, New Jersey (d. 1995)
1990 – Haruma Miura, Japanese Actor

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Famous Deaths

828 – Nicephorus I, Christian Byzantine writer and Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (806-15), dies at about 77
1735 – William Derham, English clergyman, natural theologian and scientist, dies at 77
1765 – Edward Young, English poet (Love of Fame), dies at 81
1984 – Theo Koomen, Dutch sportscaster, dies in auto-accident at 54
1986 – Manly Wade Wellman, sci-fi author (Devil’s Planet), dies at 82
2001 – Brother Theodore, German-American comedian, dies at 94

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