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 This day in History - April 5
432 Historic Events for April 5
1893

Cleveland passes Park Act (forerunner of Metroparks)

Event
1893

P l Szab¢, Hungarian farmer/author (Talpalatnyi F”ld)

Birth
1894

Start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of Empty House" (BG)

Event
1894

11 strikers killed in riot at Connellsville, Penn

Event
1895

Start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of 3 Students" (BG)

Event
1895

Oscar Wilde loses libel case against Marquess of Queensberry, who accused him of homosexual practices

Event
1896

John Rogers Thomas, composer, dies at 66

Death
1896

1st modern Olympic Games officially opens in Athens

Event
1899

William Hornby Steer, barrister/judge

Birth
1900

Spencer Tracy, Milwaukee, actor (Father's Little Dividend, Adam's Rib)

Birth
1900

Attempted assassination of Prince of Wales in Brussels, fails

Event
1900

Comte de Villebois-Marevil, French/S African general, dies in battle

Death
1901

Chester Bowles, Mass, ambassador/writer (Conscience of a Liberal)

Birth
1901

Alexander Alexeieff, Russian/French painter/graphic artist

Birth
1901

Melvyn Douglas, [Hesselberg], Macon Ga, actor (Hud, Ghost Story)

Birth
1902

Maurice Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante defunte," premieres in Paris

Event
1902

Soccer match riot between Scotland and England kills 25

Event
1903

Thomas Baron Pitfield, composer

Birth
1905

James Barrie's "Alice-sit-by-the-fire," premieres in London

Event
1905

Bill Raisch, one armed actor (Fred Johnson-Fugitive)

Birth
1905

Jef Maes, composer

Birth
1906

St Pius X encyclical "On the Mariavites or Mystic Priests of Poland"

Event
1906

Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock, English agronomist

Birth
1907

Anton G van Hamel, founder (Roman philosphy in Neth), dies at 65

Death
1907

J Zeldenrust, Dutch pathologist/anatomist

Birth