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Updated: April 18, 2019 @ 3:25 pm
Today is Friday, April 5.
Today's Highlight in History:
In 1976, reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes died in Houston at age 70.
In 1915, Jess Willard knocked out Jack Johnson in the 26th round of their fight in Havana, Cuba, to claim boxing's world heavyweight title.
In 1955, Democrat Richard J. Daley was first elected mayor of Chicago, defeating Republican Robert E. Merriam.
In 1955, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill resigned his office for health reasons.
In 1964, Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur died in Washington, D.C., at age 84.
In 1974, Stephen King's first published novel, "Carrie," was released by Doubleday.
In 1975, nationalist Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek died in Taipei at age 87.
On April 5, 1986, two American servicemen and a Turkish woman were killed in the bombing of a West Berlin discotheque, an incident which prompted a U.S. air raid on Libya more than a week later.
In 1988, a 15-day hijacking ordeal began as gunmen forced a Kuwait Airways jumbo jet to land in Iran.
In 2001, Wang Zhizhi became the first Chinese player to play in the NBA when he took the court for Dallas against Atlanta. (Wang scored six points and grabbed three rebounds as the Mavericks beat the Hawks 108-94.)
In 2005, ABC News anchorman Peter Jennings revealed he had lung cancer (he died in August 2005 at age 67).
In 2008, actor Charlton Heston, big-screen hero and later leader of the National Rifle Association, died in Beverly Hills, California, at age 84.
Ten years ago: President Barack Obama, visiting Prague, launched an effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons, calling them "the most dangerous legacy of the Cold War."
Ten years ago: North Korea fired a rocket over Japan, defying Washington, Tokyo and others who suspected the launch was a cover for a test of its long-range missile technology.
Ten years ago: The Pentagon quietly lifted an 18-year ban on media coverage of fallen U.S. service members.
Five years ago: Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and rain as they went to the polls to choose President Hamid Karzai's successor. (Ashraf Ghani emerged the winner.)
Five years ago: Breanna Stewart, UConn's 6-foot-4 sophomore star, was named The Associated Press Player of the Year. Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw was selected coach of the year for the second straight season.
Five years ago: Award-winning author and environmentalist Peter Matthiessen, 86, died on Long Island, New York.
One year ago: In a dramatic escalation of the trade dispute with China, Trump told the U.S. trade representative to consider slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods.
One year ago: In his first public comments about Stormy Daniels, President Donald Trump said he didn't know about the $130,000 payment his personal attorney Michael Cohen had made to the porn actress who alleged she had an affair with Trump.
One year ago: A Brazilian judge issued an arrest warrant for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (loo-EEZ' ee-NAH'-see-oh LOO'-luh duh SEEL'-vuh) as the once-popular leader tried to mount a political comeback ahead of October elections; da Silva had sought to stay out of prison while he appealed a corruption conviction.
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