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Notable Historical Events for April 5th

1984Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421)

1989David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo

1603New English King James I (James VI of Scotland) departs Edinburgh for London

1242Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights in the Battle of the Ice

1792George Washington casts 1st presidential veto

1976Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen" premieres in London

198110th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez

1925Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in NC due to an ulcer

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

1923Firestone Co put their inflatable tires into production

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Notable Birthdays on April 5th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1588Thomas Hobbes, Westport England, philosopher (Leviathan)

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Notable Weddings on April 5th

1955Musician Ray Charles (24) weds Della Beatrice Howard

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

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Notable Deaths on April 5th

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

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

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

2008Charlton Heston, American Actor, dies at 84

1997Allen Ginsberg, beat poet, dies at 80

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

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