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Women Who Made History…today by VirtueDigest: 3:55pm On Apr 05, 2016
Apr 5, American Indian princess Pocahontas (d.1617) married English Jamestown colonist John Rolfe in Virginia. Having converted to Christianity, she went by the name Lady Rebecca. Their marriage brought a temporary peace between the English settlers and the Algonquians.

Apr 5, Queen Victoria proclaimed Hong Kong a British crown colony.

Apr 5, In Tuscumbia, Ala., teacher Anne Sullivan taught her blind and deaf pupil, Helen Keller, the word "water" as spelled out in the Manual Alphabet.

Apr 5, Bette Davis (d.1989), film actress (Jezebel, All About Eve), was born. "Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone -- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding."

Apr 5, Sister Margaret Ann Pahl (71) was stabbed 31 times and strangled to death. Her body was found in the chapel of Mercy Hospital, Toledo, Ohio. In 2004 Rev. Gerald Robinson (63) was arrested for the murder. In 2006 Robinson was convicted of murder. On July 4, 2014, Robinson, who continued to maintain his innocence, died in a prison hospice unit.

Apr 5, In California Tina Faelz (14) was stabbed to death in a culvert under I-680 while she was walking home from school in Pleasanton. Fellow students discovered her body shortly afterward. On Aug 8, 2011, the Pleasanton Police Department announced that Steven J. Carlson (43), a former classmate of the Foothill High student has been arrested in her killing. In 2012 his case was transferred to adult court. On Oct 30, 2014, Carlson was convicted of first-degree murder.

April 5, Michelle Curran (16) was reported missing in Las Vegas. She was kidnapped as she hitchhiked, sexually abused for three weeks, and then shot in the head. In 2006 Michael Thorton (50) and Janeen Snyder (26) were both found guilty of murder, rape with a foreign object, and burglary. The pair were sentenced to death.

Apr 5, The coffin of the Queen Mother was carried through the heart of London on a gun carriage as Britain honored the woman whose life spanned a tumultuous century of upheaval and change.

Apr 5, Katie Couric announced she was leaving NBC's "Today" show to become anchor of "The CBS Evening News."

Apr 5, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she raised the issue of Saudi Arabia's lack of female politicians with Saudi government officials on the last stop of her Mideast tour.

Apr 5, Chinese state media reported that kindergarten headmaster Shi Haixia and a man were sentenced to death in a poisoning case that left two girls dead. Haixia was upset that a rival school had better enrollments and injected rat poison into a bottle of yogurt. She then asked her accomplice to place it on the road in late April 2013, with a notebook and a pencil in a plastic bag on the way to the other kindergarten in Pingshan County, Hebei province.

Apr 5, In Nigeria Umar Sani (35) hosted a small wedding celebration at his home in the small Kano village of Unguwar Yansoro. Wasila Tasi'u was 14 when she married Umar Sani. Prosecutors later claimed that Tasi'u prepared food and laced it with rat poison before serving it to her guests. Four people, including Sani, died within hours of eating the meal.

Re: Women Who Made History…today by BLINGZ88: 4:10pm On Apr 05, 2016
About Mr uman sani , I know that d girl didn't do a good thing by killing you but you didn't do a good thing by marrying a 14 year old girl. For Christ's sake, she is a minor that just entered puberty. The man was a paedophile who should be sentenced to jail but since most northerners are the same, no one will stand up to it

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