On This Day in History for April 5 (Part 2)

Events in History

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1976 Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen" premieres in London

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
  • 1977 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1979 Baltimore manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper
  • 1979 Ex-premier Pol Jar flees out of Cambodia
  • 1982 Aircraft carriers Invincible and Hermes with escort vessels left Portsmouth for the Falkland Islands
  • 1982 Cards' Jim Kaat, pitches in record 24th consecutive season
  • 1982 Lord Carrington, British foreign secretary resigns due to Falklands war
  • 1983 France throws out 47 Soviet diplomats
  • 1986 Record for a throw-and-return boomerang toss is set (121m)
  • 1986 US soldier & Turkish woman killed in West Berlin disco bombing
  • 1989 Orel Hershiser ends his 59 consecutive scoreless pitched inning streak
  • 1989 Solidarity grants legal status in Poland

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1991 Kitty Kelly publishes a book knocking Nancy Reagan

US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan
  • 1991 Southeast Airlines Embracer 120 crashes in Georgia, killing 23
  • 1991 Space Shuttle STS 37 (Atlantis 8) launched
  • 1991 US begins air drops to Kurd refugees in Northern Iraq

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1992 Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori suspends the constitution and dissolves Congress

President of Peru Alberto Fujimori
President of Peru
Alberto Fujimori
  • 1992 Thailand General Suchinda Kraprayoon installed as president

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1992 Wrestlemania VIII, 62,167 at Hoosier Dome, Hulk Hogan DQs Sid Justice

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • 1992 Several hundred-thousand abortion rights demonstrators march in Washington, D.C.
  • 1993 73,293 see Yankees beat Indians 9-1
  • 1993 Republican Guard kills 64 in Chad
  • 1996 John Bobbitt is put under house arrest in Las Vegas for 120 days
  • 1997 Galileo, 3rd Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 7)
  • 1999 Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.
  • 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
  • 2012 Severe storms in Argentina kill 14 people
  • 2012 77-year old pensioner's suicide outside Greek parliament prompts further protests in Athens
  • 2012 International internet group Anonymous hack several Chinese bureaus in opposition to censorship
  • 2013 Japan’s Nikkei 225 reaches its highest level in five years
  • 2013 60 people are killed in Nigeria after a bus collides with an oil tanker
  • 2015 Rolling Stone Magazine retracts its "Rape on Campus" story about a gang rape at the University of Virginia after being discredited
  • 2016 Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigns after the Panama Papers leak show a conflict of interest
  • 2016 San Francisco becomes the first US city to mandate paid parental leave
  • 2016 PayPal announces it is cancelling a $3.6 million investment in North Carolina after the state passes anti-gay legislation
  • 2016 "One Dance" single Released by Drake (Billboard Song of the Year 2016)
  • 2017 Pepsi ad featuring Kendall Jenner pulled after criticized for trivializing demonstrations

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