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Calendar for April 5th, 2013

1610s

  • 1614: Pocahontas married Englishman John Rolfe

  • 1760s

  • 1768: New York Chamber of Commerce formed

  • 1850s

  • Born 1856: Booker T. Washington (educator & activist)

  • Born 1858: Washington Atlee Burpee (botanist, seedsman)

  • 1880s

  • 1887: Anne Sullivan made a breakthrough with blind/deaf student Helen Keller, by conveying the meaning of the word "water"

  • 1900s

  • Born 1900: Spencer Tracy (actor)

  • Born 1908: Bette Davis (actress)

  • 1910s

  • 1915: Jess Willard knocked out Jack Johnson to win world heavyweight boxing title

  • Born 1916: Gregory Peck (actor)

  • 1917: Women granted the right to vote in British Columbia

  • 1930s

  • Born 1937: Colin Powell (former U.S. Secretary of State)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1950: Agnetha Fältskog (singer in the Swedish rock group ABBA)

  • Born 1950: Franklin Chang-Diaz (astronaut)

  • 1955: Richard J. Daley elected to his first term as Chicago's 39th mayor

  • Born 1956: Evelyn Hart (ballerina)

  • 1960s

  • 1963: J. Robert Oppenheimer, US physicist, declared a security risk in 1954, is named winner of the Atomic Energy Commission's Enrico Ferni award

  • 1965: My Fair Lady won an Academy Award for Best Picture

  • 1970s

  • Born 1972: Krista Allen (actress)

  • Died 1976: Howard Hughes (industrialist & producer)

  • 1980s

  • 1984: Basketball star Kareem Abdul- Jabbar of the L.A. Lakers became the highest scoring player in NBA history. He reached 31,420 points, beating Wilt Chamberlain's record

  • 1990s

  • Died 1992: Sam Walton (businessman)

  • Died 1994: Kurt Cobain (musician)

  • Died 1997: Allen Ginsberg (poet)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2000: Lee Petty (race car driver)

  • 2005: A minor earthquake shook southeastern Massachusetts

  • Died 2005: Saul Bellow (author of Humboldt's Gift and other novels, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature)

  • 2007: Elsie McLean, at 102 years old, became the oldest golfer to make a hole-in-one on a regulation course

  • Died 2008: Charlton Heston (actor)


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