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 This day in History - April 5
432 Historic Events for April 5
1986

Record for a throw-and-return boomerang toss is set (121m)

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1986

Manly Wade Wellman, sci-fi author (Devil's Planet), dies at 82

Death
1986

US soldier and Turkish woman killed in West Berlin disco bombing

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1987

16th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King

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1987

Fox TV network premieres showing Married With Children and Tracey Ullman

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1987

Wayne Gretzky wins 7th straight NHL scoring title

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1988

Alf Kjellin, Swedish actor/director (Juggler), dies

Death
1988

Democratic convention picks Michael Dukakis as their pres candidate

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1989

David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo

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1989

Orel Hershiser ends his 59 consecutive scoreless pitched inning streak

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1989

Solidarity grants legal status in Poland

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1990

John Stockton reaches 1000-assist mark for NBA record 3 yrs in a row

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1990

Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity

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1990

NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 2-1 in 1st game of preliminary

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1990

Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist/poet, dies at 59

Death
1991

Southeast Airlines Embracer 120 crashes in Georgia, killing 23

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1991

Kitty Kelly publishes a book knocking Nancy Reagan

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1991

Joe Dumaars (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 62 games

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1991

US begins air drops to Kurd refugees in Northern Iraq

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1991

Space Shuttle STS 37 (Atlantis 8) launched

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1991

John Tower, (Sen-R-Tx), dies in a plane crash at 65

Death
1991

Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr, USN/astro (STS 33), dies at 43

Death
1992

"Search and Destroy" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 perfs

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1992

11th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion: Stanford beats Western Ky 78-62

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1992

4th Seniors Golf Tradition: Lee Trevino

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