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Notable Historical Events for April 5th

198716th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King

196537th Academy Awards - "My Fair Lady", Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews win

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

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

1887Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller

1792George Washington casts 1st presidential veto

1961Barbra Streisand appears on "Jack Paar Show"

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

1818In the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement - led by Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martín - win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.

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

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Notable Birthdays on April 5th

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

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

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

1588Thomas Hobbes, Westport England, philosopher (Leviathan)

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

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

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

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

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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

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

1997Allen Ginsberg, beat poet, dies at 80

2008Charlton Heston, American Actor, dies at 84

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

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

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