April 5: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1614 - In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe.
- 1722 - The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island.
- 1792 - U.S. President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time this power is used in the United States.
- 1900 - Archaeologists in Knossos, Crete, discover a large cache of clay tablets with hieroglyphic writing in a script they call Linear B.
- 1933 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs two executive orders: 6101 to establish the Civilian Conservation Corps, and 6102 "forbidding the Hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion, and Gold Certificates" by U.S. citizens.
- Famous Birthdays: Thomas Hobbes (English philosopher), Booker T. Washington (American author and educator), Samuel Cate Prescott (American biologist), Ivar Giaever (Norwegian-American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate), Colin Powell (American general and politician, 65th United States Secretary of State)
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