April 05: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On April 5, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 5th of April is the 95th day of the Gregorian calendar, and it commemorates Pocahontas’ marriage to John Rolfe, as well as the Mayflower’s return voyage from Plymouth, Massachusetts to England.

The date of April 5 falls under the sign of Aries. Pharrell Williams, Sterling K. Brown, and Lily James are all born on April 5th. National Burrito Day, National Deep Dish Pizza Day, and RAINN Day all fall on April 5th.


(April 05, 1818)
On this day in 1818, José de San Martn and Bernardo O'Higgins led Chile's independence movement to a significant victory over Spain at the Battle of Maipú, which killed 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots.


(April 05, 1951)
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for espionage and were the first Americans to be executed for the crime two years later.

(April 05, 1984)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has surpassed Wilt Chamberlain as the National Basketball Association's all-time top scorer.

(April 05, 1994)
Kurt Cobain, the main singer of the grunge band Nirvana, committed suicide.

(April 05, 2008)
Charlton Heston, an American actor best known for films such as The Ten Commandments (1956) and Planet of the Apes (1968), died in California.

(Died on April 05, 2021)
Paul Ritter, English actor (b. 1966).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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