It happened one 05 April

1936 : Tornadoes in Mississippi and Georgia

On April 5, 1936, 17 tornadoes struck the southern United States killing at least 436 people. An F5 tornado destroyed much of the city of Tupelo in Mississippi and one tornado of type F4 did extensive damage in the city of Gainesville, Georgia.

1955 : Winston Churchill retired

On April 5, 1955, Winston Churchill, then aged 80 years, announced his decision to retire from politics due to health problems. He resigned from his post as Prime Minister two days later.

1969 : Demonstrations against the Vietnam War

On April 5, 1969, huge demonstrations against the Vietnam War took place in most major U.S. cities.

1994 : Kurt Cobain

On April 5, 1994, the charismatic singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain of Nirvana committed suicide with a bullet in the head.

2009 : North Korea launched the Kwangmyongsong-2

On April 5, 2009, North Korea declared to have launched an experimental communications satellite on its launch ground at Musudan-ri. The United States and South Korea followed the rocket until it fell into the Pacific and the Russian space control found no trace of a satellite.

Quote of the day : 05 April

Winston Churchill
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

Birthdays : 05 April

Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (1692)
Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French painter (1732)
Jules Ferry, French politician (1832)
Algernon Swinburne, English poet (1837)
Jeanne Bourgeois (Mistinguett), French singer and actress (1875)
Spencer Tracy, American actor (1900)
Melvyn Douglas, American actor (1901)
Bette Davis, American actress (1908)
Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (1908)
Jagjivan Ram, Indian politician (1908)
Albert R. Broccoli, American productor (1909)
Gregory Peck, American actor (1916)
Robert Bloch, American writer (1917)
Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, Vietnamese politician (1923)
Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (1929)
Colin Powell, American general and politician (1937)
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Philippines (1947)
Agnetha Fältskog, Swedish singer (ABBA) (1950)
Mitch Pileggi, American actor (1952)
Charlotte de Turckheim, French actress (1955)
Erika Dobong'na, French singer (Princess Erika) (1964)
Mike McCready, American musician (Pearl Jam) (1966)
Élodie Bouchez, French actress (1973)
Vanessa Demouy, French actress and model (1973)
Simone Inzaghi, Italian footballer (1976)
Thomas Hitzlsperger, German footballer (1982)

They left us one 05 April

Georges Danton, Leading figure of the French Revolution (1794)
Camille Desmoulins, French journalist (1794)
Fabre d'Églantine, French poet (1794)
Marie-Jean Hérault de Séchelles, French politician (1794)
Richard Goodwin Keats, English admiral (1834)
Douglas MacArthur, American general (1964)
Tchang Kaï-chek, Chinese politician (1975)
Howard Hughes, American industrialist and aviator (1976)
Kurt Cobain, American singer (Nirvana) (1994)
Saul Bellow, Canadian and american writer (2005)
Charlton Heston, American actor (2008)

Tip of the Day : 05 April

Smell of cheese

To remove the smell of cheese in your refrigerator, put a piece of coal inside.

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