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This Day In History (04. 05. 2018)

  • 456 Saint Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop.
  • 1242 Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights in the Battle of the Ice.
  • 1424 Scottish King James I returns to Scotland after 18 years of detention at the English court.
  • 1603 New English King James I (James VI of Scotland) departs Edinburgh for London.
  • 1722 Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island.
  • 1764 British Parliament passes the Sugar Tax on the American colonies, introduced by Prime Minister George Grenville.
  • 1792 George Washington casts 1st presidential veto.
  • 1803 1st performance of Beethoven’s 2nd Symphony in D.
  • 1806 Isaac Quintard patents apple cider.
  • 1818 In the Battle of Maipú, Chile’s independence movement – led by Bernardo O’Higgins and José de San Martín – win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.
  • 1895 Start of Sherlock Holmes’ “Adventure of 3 Students” (BG).
  • 1908 British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman resigns.
  • 1923 Firestone Tire and Rubber Company starts producing inflatable tires.
  • 1929 Lithuania signs Litvinov-pact.
  • 1946 1st performance of Charles Ives’ 3rd Symphony.
  • 1951 Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death.
  • 1954 Elvis Presley records his debut single “That’s All Right”.
  • 1955 Anthony Eden succeeds Winston Churchill as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1962 NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 54,600 m.
  • 1965 37th Academy Awards: “My Fair Lady”, Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins) win awards.
  • 1967 ’76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds.
  • 1971 Mount Etna erupts in Sicily.
  • 1976 Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1984 “Human Comedy” opens at Royale Theater NYC for 13 performances.
  • 1990 Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity.
  • 1992 Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori suspends the constitution and dissolves Congress.
  • 2013 60 people are killed in Nigeria after a bus collides with an oil tanker.
  • 2016 “One Dance” single Released by Drake (Billboard Song of the Year 2016).

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