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)

   

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