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 This day in History - May 5
406 Historic Events for May 5
1885

Lauro Rossi, composer, dies at 73

Death
1886

Manuel Borguno, composer

Birth
1886

Joseph Albert, German photographer (Albertotype), dies at 61

Death
1887

Lord Geoffrey Fisher of Lambeth, archbishop of Canterbury

Birth
1887

Estelle Hemsley, Boston MA

Birth
1889

Herbie Taylor, cricketer (prolific South African pre- and post-WWI)

Birth
1890

Christopher Morley, author (Kitty Foil)

Birth
1891

Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in NY, Tchaikovsky as guest conductor

Event
1892

Jan Nepomuk Skroup, composer, dies at 80

Death
1893

Panic of 1893: Great crash on NY Stock Exchange

Event
1894

Kit Guard, Denmark, actor (El Diablo Rides, Kid Courageous)

Birth
1899

Freeman Gosden, Richmond Va, radio actor (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy)

Birth
1900

Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer/conductor (Hassan gewinnt)

Birth
1900

"The Billboard" began weekly publication

Event
1900

Charles Jewtraw, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1924)

Birth
1900

Mervyn A Ellison, British astronomer (spectrohelioscope)

Birth
1902

Bret Harte, writer, dies at 65

Death
1903

James Beard, US, culinary expert/author (Delights and Prejudices)

Birth
1904

Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races)

Birth
1904

Cy Young of Boston pitches perfect game against Phila A's (3-0)

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1905

Arnold Meijer, Dutch leader of fascist Dutch National/Black Front

Birth
1905

Robert Houben, Belgian CVP-minister of Public health (1958)

Birth
1905

Robert S Abbott published 1st issue of newspaper "Chicago Defender"

Event
1906

Ursula Jeans, Simla India. actress (I Lived With You, Over the Moon)

Birth
1907

Yoritsune Matsudaira, composer

Birth