5 April 2021: This day in history

1242: Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights in the Battle of the Ice

1722: Dutch navigator Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island / Rapa Nui in the southeastern Pacific

1818: In the Battle of Maipú, Chile’s independence movement – led by Bernardo O’Higgins and José de San Martín – win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.

1847: Birkenhead Park, the first civic public park, opens in Birkenhead, England, designed by Joseph Paxton

1879: Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.

Source: Onthisday.com


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