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This Day in History for April 5

1621 – Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England.

1806 – Isaac Quintard patents apple cider.

1923 – Firestone Tire and Rubber Company starts producing inflatable tires.

1934 – Baseball superstar Babe Ruth agrees to do three 15-minute broadcasts a week over NBC for a fee of $39,000 for 13 weeks; $4,000 more than his NY Yankee playing contract.

1936 – Tupelo, Mississippi virtually annihilated by a tornado, 216 die.

1941 – San Francisco Castro & Fillmore streetcars replaced by buses.

1949 – Fireside Theater debuts on US television.

1951 – Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death.

1954 – Elvis Presley records his debut single “That’s All Right”

1961 – Barbra Streisand appears on “Jack Paar Show”

1962 – NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes S-15 to 54,600 m.

1967 – ’76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds.

1971 – US Lt. William Calley sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering 22 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai Massacre.

1975 – American tennis #1 Chris Evert wins her 3rd WTA Tour Championship at the Los Angeles Sports Arena; beats Martina Navratilova 6-4, 6-2.

1983 – NY Met Tom Seaver sets record 14th NL Opening Day assignment.

1991 – Southeast Airlines Embracer 120 crashes in Georgia, killing 23.

2003 – The Kansas City Royals become the first MLB team to begin the season 5-0 after losing 100 games the previous year, beating the Cleveland Indians, 2-1.

2016 – PayPal announces it is canceling a $3.6 million investment in North Carolina after the state passes anti-gay legislation.

2017 – Pepsi ad featuring Kendall Jenner pulled after criticized for trivializing demonstrations.

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