THIS DAY IN HISTORY 04/05


This Day in History 04/05

MAY 4TH


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1715 – French manufacturer debuts 1st folding umbrella (Paris



1776 – Rhode Island declares independence from Britain



1780 – American Academy of Arts & Science founded



1896 – 1st edition of London Daily Mail (halfpenny)



1910 – Tel Aviv founded



1925 – League of Nations conference on arms control & poison gas usage



1953 – Pulitzer prize awarded to Ernest Hemingway for The Old Man & The Sea



1959 – 1st Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win



1979 – Margaret Thatcher 1st woman to be elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom



1994 – Arsenal wins 34th Europe Cup II



2013 – 39 people are killed at a funeral in Wukari, Nigeria





FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS



1796 – Horace Mann, US, educator/author/editor (pioneered public schools



1928 – Hosni Mubarak, Kafr-El Meselha, Egypt, Egyptian president (1981-2011)


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1929 – Audrey Hepburn, Brussels Belg, (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady), (d. 1993)


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1972 – Mike Dirnt [Michael Ryan Pritchard], Berkeley, California, American musician (Green Day)


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1981 – Eric Djemba-Djemba, Cameroon footballer



1982 – Rasheeda,American hiphop singer



1983 – Trisha Krishnan, Indian actress





1987 – Cesc Fabregas, Spanish footballer



FAMOUS DEATHS



1975 – Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], comedian (3 Stooges), dies at 77


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2012 – MCA [Adam Yauch], Beastie Boys vocalist, dies from cancer at 47

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY 25/04


This Day in History 25/04

APRIL 25TH


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1881 – French troops occupy Algeria & Tunisia



1945 – 45 countries convene UN Conference on Intl Organization in SF



1954 – British raid Nairobi Kenya (25,000 Mau Mau suspects arrested)



1961 – Premier Moise Tsjombe of Katanga arrested in Congo



1967 – Britain grants internal self-government to Swaziland



1993 – Russia elects Boris Yeltsin leader



2013 – The United Kingdom reopens its embassy in Somalia after 22 years



FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS



1599 – Oliver Cromwell, Puritan lord protector of England (1653-58)


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1874 – Guglielmo Marconi, Bologna Italy, inventor (radio, Nobel 1909)


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1917 – Ella Fitzgerald, Newport News VA, jazz singer (Is it live or Memorex)


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1964 – Hank Azaria, New York City, American actor (The Birdcage) and voice behind many characters in The Simpsons (Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson)


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1989 – Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, 11th Panchen Lama



FAMOUS DEATHS



1853 – William Beaumont, physiologist, dies at 67


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1878 – Anna Sewell, English author (b. 1820)

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