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 This day in History - April 5
432 Historic Events for April 5
1856

Booker Taliaferro Washington, pioneer educator (1st black on US stamp)

Birth
1857

Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, ruler of Bulgaria (1879-86)

Birth
1859

Wilhelm Harteveld, composer

Birth
1861

Federals abandon Ft Quitman, Tx

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1862

Siege of Yorktown VA

Event
1862

Louis Ganne, composer

Birth
1865

Battle at Amelia Springs/Jetersville Va (Appomattox Campaign)

Event
1868

J F "Flooi" Du Toit, cricketer (one Test S Africa 1892)

Birth
1869

Karl Wagenfeld, Low German writer (Daud un Dwel)

Birth
1869

Albert Roussel, Tourcoing France, composer (Rapsodie Flamende)

Birth
1871

Georg Andreas Henkel, composer, dies at 66

Death
1871

Jeanne Bougeois, [La Mistinguette], artist (French revue)

Birth
1874

Johann Strauss Sr's opera "Die Fledermaus," premieres in Vienna

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1874

"Die Fledermaus" 1st performed (Vienna)

Event
1876

Viktor Patrick Vretblad, composer

Birth
1878

Wilhelm Speyer, composer, dies at 87

Death
1881

Transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty

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1882

Don Blackie, cricketer (Australian off-spinner in 1928-29 yes, age 46)

Birth
1884

John Wisden, publisher/cricketer (prominent Sussex player), dies

Death
1885

Dimitrie Cuclin, composer

Birth
1886

Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter)

Birth
1887

Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller

Event
1889

Start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of Copper Beeches" (BG)

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1890

Fie Carelsen, Dutch actress (Malle Gervallen)

Birth
1893

Clas Thunberg, Finland, speed skater (Olympic-gold-1924, 28)

Birth