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Thursday, May 04, 2006

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

HEADLINES:
On this date in:

1471 Wars of the Roses: Yorkist Edward IV defeated a Lancastrian army in the Battle of Tewkesbury (pictured).

1626 Dutch explorer Peter Minuit landed on what is now Manhattan.

1776 Rhode Island declared its freedom from England, two months before the Declaration of Independence was adopted.

1855 William Walker and a group of mercenaries sailed from San Francisco to conquer Nicaragua.

1886 A labor demonstration for an eight-hour workday at Haymarket Square near the police line in Chicago turned into a riot when a bomb exploded.

1927 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded.

1932 Mobster Al Capone, convicted of income-tax evasion, entered the federal penitentiary in Atlanta.

1942 The Battle of the Coral Sea, the first naval clash fought entirely with carrier aircraft, began during World War II.

1945 German forces in the Netherlands, Denmark and northwest Germany agreed to surrender as World War II drew to a close.

1946 A two-day riot at Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay ended after five people were killed.

1919 The May Fourth Movement began in China with large-scale student demonstrations in Tiananmen Square, Peking against the Paris Peace Conference and Japan's Twenty-One Demands.

1953 Ernest Hemingway was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.


CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

78 Hosni Mubarak Egyptian president
78 Maynard Ferguson Jazz trumpeter
76 Roberta Peters Opera singer
47 Randy Travis Country singer
45 Mary McDonough Actress (''The Waltons'')

HISTORICAL MEMORIAL TRANSITIONS:

63 Horace Mann 5/4/1796 - 8/2/1859 American educator and philanthropist
63 Audrey Hepburn 5/4/1929 - 1/20/1993 Belgian-born motion-picture and stage actress

THE HISTORY CHANNEL'S (commercial) VIDEO FOR THIS DATE

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