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Notable Historical Events for April 5th

198110th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez

1987Wayne Gretzky wins 7th straight NHL scoring title

1997Steve Irwin's "The Crocodile Hunter" debuts

1967'76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds

1895Oscar Wilde loses libel case against Marquess of Queensberry, who accused him of homosexual practices

200944th Academy of Country Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley wins

1792George Washington casts 1st presidential veto

1887Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller

198716th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King

1955Winston Churchill resigns as British PM, Anthony Eden succeeds him

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Notable Birthdays on April 5th

1908(Ruth Elizabeth) Bette Davis, Lowell Mass, US actress (Of Human Bondage, Jezebel)

1856Booker Taliaferro Washington, pioneer educator (1st black on US stamp)

1937Colin Powell, Bronx NY, general/asst to president (Nat Sec Affairs)

1588Thomas Hobbes, Westport England, philosopher (Leviathan)

1947Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Philippines (2001-2010) in San Juan Philippines

1916Gregory Peck, La Jolla California, actor (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur)

1950Agnetha Fältskog [Anna Ulvaeus], Swedish singer (ABBA)

1923Nguyen Van Thieu, South Vietnam President (1965-75)

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Notable Weddings on April 5th

1999Talk show host Wayne Brady (26) weds dancer Mandie Taketa

1955Musician Ray Charles (24) weds Della Beatrice Howard

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Notable Deaths on April 5th

2008Charlton Heston, American Actor, dies at 84

1964Douglas MacArthur, US general (Pacific theater-WW II), dies at 84

1994Kurt Cobain, grunge rocker (Nirvana), commits suicide by gun at 27 in Seattle, Washington

2005Saul Bellow, Canadian born writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1915)

1992Sam Walton, Billionaire CEO (Wal-Mart), dies of multiple myeloma at 74

1997Allen Ginsberg, beat poet, dies at 80

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