Historical April 5 events

1998: The Akashi-Kaikyo bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge, opens for traffic in Japan.

1987: The Al and Peg Bundy family debuted on “Married … With Children.” It was one of the Fox-TV network’s first sitcoms, running for 11 seasons. The same evening, “The Tracey Ullman Show” premiered with short cartoons introducing The Simpsons.

1943: Poon Lim found adrift after 133 days.

1847: The world’s first municipal park, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, opens in Birkenhead, Merseyside, Merseyside, England

1792: George Washington cast the first presidential veto, rejecting a congressional measure for apportioning representatives among the states.

1614: Indian princess Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe

0: Noah’s ark grounded, Mt Ararat (acording to scholars’ estimate)


About robertstevenson

Dr. Robert Stevenson is a Professor of Journalism and Director of Student Publications for the Department of Mass Communications and Theater at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. He received the Distinguished Faculty of the Year award for 2007-'08, and the Lander University Young Faculty Scholar Award in 2005-06. Stevenson also serves as chair of the Lander University American Democracy Project. First and Formost I am a dad of two wonderful boys.
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