On This Day: 5 April
(05 Apr 2017)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

On This Day 5 April

As times change and you move towards the future, we are here to let you know about the events that have transpired on 5 April


War of the Pacific
In 1879, Chile started the War of the Pacific by declaring war on Bolivia and Peru. The war lasted five years and resulted in Chile being victories


Olympic Games
In 1896, the first modern Olympic Games opened in Athens, Greece. The games officially only opened on the 6th and lasted till the 15 April. The Olympics only returned to Greece again in 2004, 108 years later.

1896 Olympics

Basketball
In 1984, basketall legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar broke the all-time career scoring record set by Wilt Chamberlain, with 31,421 points.


Sir Winston Churchill retirement
In 1955, Britain’s prime minister who guided the Allied Forces through World War II, Sir Winston Churchill retires.


Winston Churchill

Bomb Explodes in German disco
In 1986, two people were killed and at least 120 were injured, when a bomb went off the La Belle disco in Berlin, Germany.


Hacked emails
In 2012, SkyNews admitted that it illegally hacked the emails of Anne and John Darwin. John became notorious in Britian after faking his own death in a boating accident for insurance scam. SkyNews hacked his email and wrote an article about his fraudulent activities


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