11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 5th April

Winston Churchill

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1614 - American Indian Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe in Virginia

2. 1951 - Death sentences are imposed against the Rosenberg's for giving Atomic Bomb secrets to the Soviet Union.

3. 1955 - Sir Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of Britain due to failing health

4. 1970 - West Germany's Count Karl von Spreti, the ambassador to Guatemala, is kidnapped and shot dead

5. 1971 - Canadian Fran Phipps becomes the first woman to reach the North Pole

6. 1976 - James Callaghan wins the Labour leadership contest and takes over at Number 10 Downing Street

7. 1976 - Billionaire Howard Hughes, one of the world's richest men, dies on a plane to Houston, Texas, having spent two decades in seclusion

8. 1986 - A bomb explodes in La Belle disco, Berlin, which is crowded with US servicemen, killing two and injuring over 100

9. 1988 - Alan Shearer makes his English Football league debut for Southampton against Arsenal - and scores a hat-trick

10. 1994 - Kurt Cobain kills himself with a shotgun

11. 1999 - Libya give over two suspects in the Lockerbie, Scotland, Pan Am bombing

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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