The Daily News | April 5

First major league baseball game cancelled by strike, 1972
Plato died, -347
Cider mill patented (I. Quintard, Stanfield, Connecticut), 1806
Noah’s Ark grounded, -2348
First public library board of trustees in Iowa (Sioux City), 1892
Pioneer 11 (US) launched, 1973
General Douglas MacArthur, WWII Allied forces commander, died, 1964
First US presidential veto, 1792
The Mayflower sailed from Plymouth on a return trip to England, 1621
Central Park (New York) proposed, 1851
Abe Fortas, first US Supreme Court Justice to be forced to resign, died, 1982
First use of postage stamps (Paris), 1653
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg sentenced to death for stealing atomic secrets, 1951
Bomb explosion in La Belle, West Berlin, 1986
Pocahontas (a.k.a. Matoaka, a.k.a. Rebecca) married John Rolfe (in Virginia), 1614
Gray Line began bus tours of Haight-Ashbury, 1967
Oscar Wilde arrested and charged in connection with his intimate relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas, 1895
Chiang Kai-shek, Nationalist Chinese leader, died, 1975
Anne Sullivan taught Helen Keller the meaning of the word “water” as spelled out in the manual alphabet, 1887
Howard Robard Hughes, reclusive billionaire, died, 1976