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This Day in History

Today is Friday, April 5th, the 95th day of the year.There are 270 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1923, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company began production of balloon tires.

In 1933, the first operation to remove a lung was performed at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

In 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death following their conviction on charges of conspiring to commit espionage for the Soviet Union.

In 1955, Sir Winston Churchill resigned as British Prime Minister.

In 1964, General Douglas MacArthur died at the age of 84.

In 1976, billionaire Howard Hughes died at the age of 70.

In 1982, Tom Brokaw and Roger Mudd debuted as co-anchors of the "NBC Nightly News."

In 1987, the Fox Broadcasting Company began airing programs.The first two shows created for the new network were "Married...With Children" and "The Tracey Ullman Show."

In 1994, Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain died from a self inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 27.

In 2005, Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize novelist Saul Bellow died at the age of 89.

In 2005, ABC News anchor Peter Jennings announced he had been diagnosed with lung cancer.

In 2006, longtime "Today" show host Katie Couric announced her plans to leave the NBC morning show after 15 years to anchor the "CBS Evening News" and contribute to CBS' "60 Minutes."The move made Couric the first female solo anchor of a network evening newscast.

In 2018,President Trump made his first public comments about the Stormy Daniels case.Speaking to reporters on Air Force One, Trump said he had no idea his lawyer paid 130-thousand-dollars to the adult film star.Trump referred questions about the Daniels payment to his then-lawyer Michael Cohen.

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