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 This day in History - April 5
432 Historic Events for April 5
1918

Paul Vidal de la Blanche, French geographer, dies at 73

Death
1919

Polish Army executes 35 young Jews

Event
1919

Eamon de Valera becomes president of Dail Eireann

Event
1919

Heavyweight Jess Willard KOs Jack Johnson in Havana

Event
1919

Douglas Henley, British auditor-general

Birth
1920

Barend Biesheuvel, Dutch premier (1971-73)

Birth
1920

Arthur Hailey, Luton England, novelist (Hotel, Airport)

Birth
1921

Les Jackson, cricket bowler (England twice, 1949 and 1961)

Birth
1921

Robert Q Lewis, NYC, TV host (Masquerade Party, Robert Q Lewis Show)

Birth
1921

Lady Fisher, founder (British Women Caring Trust)

Birth
1921

Alphonsus J M Diepenbrock, Dutch composer (Missa), dies at 58

Death
1922

Charles F A Woeste, Belgian count/min of Justice, dies at 85

Death
1922

WDZ-AM in Decatur IL begins radio transmissions

Event
1922

KOB-AM in Albuquerque NM begins radio transmissions

Event
1922

Gale Storm, Bloomington Tx, actr (My Little Margie, Gale Storm Show)

Birth
1922

Tom Finney, British soccer star

Birth
1922

Harry Freedman, composer

Birth
1923

Ernest Mandel, Belgian philosopher/economist

Birth
1923

Michael V Gazzo, Hillside NJ, actor (Cookie, Fear City)

Birth
1923

George Edward Stanhope Molyne£x Herbert, egyptologist, dies at 56

Death
1923

Nguyen Van Thieu, South Vietnam president (1965-75)

Birth
1923

Stanley Orme, Chairman (British Labour Party)

Birth
1923

Firestone Co put their inflatable tires into production

Event
1924

Mart Kempers, Dutch graphic artist/sculptor

Birth
1925

Belgian Workers Party wins parliamentary election

Event