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This Day In History (05. 04. 2018)

1728 George Frideric Handel’s opera “Tolomeo, re di Egitto” premieres in London.

1814 Bourbon reign restored in France.

1818 Netherlands & Britain sign treaty against illegal slave handling.

1843 Great Britain annexes Natal.

1863 Battle of Chancellorsville-action at Salem Church.

1878 Phonograph shown for 1st time at Grand Opera House.

1904 Construction begins by the United States on the Panama Canal.

1918 Yankees set record with 8 sacrifices, beat Red Sox’s Babe Ruth 5-4.

1945 German forces in Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands surrender unconditionally to British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery at Luneburg Heath.

1949 Air crash at Turin, 31 killed including Torino soccer team.

1957 Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam.

1965 Willie Mays 512th HR breaks Mel Ott’s 511th NL record.

1973 Patriarch Shenuda II of Kopitisch church visits the pope.

1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman to be elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

1989 NASA launches Magellan mission to Venus from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

1991 US President George H. W. Bush is hospitalized for erratic heartbeat.

1994 Singer Courtney Love cleared of drug charges.

1999 “The Mummy” film directed by Stephen Sommers starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and John Hannah premieres in the US.

2008 Seth MacFarlane reaches an agreement worth $100 million with Fox to keep “Family Guy” and “American Dad” on television until 2012, making MacFarlane the world’s highest paid television writer.

2013 Juventus F.C. win their 29th Serie A football title.

2013 139th Kentucky Derby: Joel Rosario aboard Orb wins in 2:02.89.

2014 Juan Carlos Varela is elected President of Panama

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