April 5

April 05

Cold Food Festival, held on April 4 if it is a Leap Year (China); and its related observances:
Hansik and Arbor Day (South Korea)

Events
1722 – The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island.
1922 – The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated.
1923 – Firestone Tire and Rubber Company begins production of balloon-tires.
1930 – Mahatma Gandhi ends a 241 mile march to Dandi in the Salt Satyagraha.
1943 – World War II: American bomber aircraft accidentally cause more than 900 civilian deaths, including 209 children, and 1300 wounded among the civilian population of the Belgian town of Mortsel. The target is the Erla factory one kilometer from the residential area hit.
1949 – A fire in a hospital in Effingham, Illinois, kills 77 people and leads to nationwide fire code improvements in the United States.
1976 – In the People's Republic of China, the April Fifth Movement leads to the Tiananmen incident.

 

 

 

 

 



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