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April 5th In Pop Culture History

1614 - In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas married English colonist John Rolfe.

1722 - On Easter Sunday, Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen discovered a Polynesian Island 1400 miles from the coast of South America and named it Easter Island.

1753 - The British Museum was founded with the purchase of the 50,000 volume library of Sir Hans Sloane and his collection of 69,352 items of nature and art.

1922 - The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, wasincorporated.

1923 - Firestone Tire and Rubber Company began production of balloon-type tires.

1933 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 6102 "forbidding the Hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion, and Gold Certificates" by U.S. citizens.

1936 (Tornado) Tupelo, Mississippi

1949 - Fireside Theater debuted on NBC.

1975 - #1 Hit April 5, 1975 - April 11, 1975: Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You

1987 - FOX debuted two shows, Married... with Children and The Tracey Ullman Show.

1991 - Katie Couric was designated a co-host of the Today Show.

1994 - Lead Singer of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain committed suicide, and was found three days later.

1996 - A Thin Line Between Love and Hate and Primal Fear were released in theaters.

1997 - The Crocodile Hunter premiered on Animal Planet

2002 - National Lampoon's Van Wilder debuted in theaters.

2006 - The first case of H5N1 avian flu was confirmed in the UK after tests on a dead swan found in Cellardyke, Fife.

2008 - #1 Hit April 5, 2008 - April 11, 2008: Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love

2012 - Scandal premiered on ABC

2013 - Penn & Teller were honored with the 2,494th star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their achievement in the category of Live Performance.

2013 - Evil Dead was released in theaters.

April 5th Celebrity Birthdays

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John Carradadine (1906)
Philosopher, Thomas Hobbes (1588)
Educator, Booker T Washington (1856)
Actor, Spencer Tracy (1900, d.1967)
Actor, Melvyn Douglas (1901)
Actor, Bill Raisch (1905)
Actor, John Carradadine (1906)
Actress, Bette Davis (1908, d.1989)
Actor, Grady Sutton (1908)
Producer, Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli (1909, d.1996)
Actor, Gordon Jones (1911)
Actor, John Le Mesurier (1912)
Actor, Gregory Peck (1916)
TV host, Robert Q Lewis (1921)
Actor, Christopher Hewitt (1922, d.2001)
Actress, Gale Storm (1922)
Actor, Michael V Gazzo (1923)
Director, Roger Corman (1926)
Actor, Michael Bryant (1928)
Musician, Tony Williams (1928)
Director, Hugo Claus (1929)
Actor, Nigel Hawthorne (1929, d.2001)
Producer, Joe Meek (1929)
Musician, Billy Bland (1932)
Comedian, Frank Gorshin (1933, d.2005)
Musician, Stanley Turrentine (1934)
Musician, John White (1936)
General/Asst to President, Colin Powell (1937)
Muscian, Ronald Anthony White, Jr. (1938)
Choreographer, David Winters (1939)
Musician, Lonnie White (1939)
Musician, Crispian St. Peters (1939)
Musician, Aliza Kashi (1940)
Musician, Dave Swarbrick (1941)
Actor, Michael Moriarty (1941)
Musician, Allen Clarke (1942)
Actor, Johnathan Lynn (1943)
Actor, Max Gail (1943)
Musician, Dave Holland (1944)
Musician, Nicholas Caldwell (1944)
Actress, Jane Asher (1946)
Musician, Agnetha Faltskog (1950)
Musician, Mildred Douglas (1950)
Musician, Everett Morton (1951)
Actor, Mitch Pileggi (1952)
Actor, Christopher S Nelson (1954)
Musician, Stan Ridgeway (1954)
Radio host, Janice Long (1955)
Wrestler, Diamond Dallas Page (1956)
Musician, Vince Gill (1957)
Strong woman, Cammie Lusko (1958)
Actress, Lisa Zane (1961)
Actress, Lana Clarkson (1962, d.2003)
Musician, Christopher "Kid" Reid (1964)
Musician, Mike McCready (1965)
Model, Gianna Amore (1968)
Actress, Tasia Valenza (1968)
Musician, Paula Cole (1968)
Actress, Thea Gill (1970)
Actress, Krista Allen (1972)
Musician, Pharrell Williams (1973)
Musician, Sahaj Ticotin (1974)
TV reporter, John McLaughlin (1980)
Actress, Haley Atwell (1982)
Star Trek character, Harcourt Fenton "Harry" Mudd (2173)

Foreign Aid:
The transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.

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