Ephemeris of April 5

Ephemeris of April 5

1955: Sir Winston Churchill, sick and 80 years old, resigns from his post as Prime Minister.

1951: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, accused of atomic espionage for the benefit of the USSR, are sentenced to death in New York.

1794: Hostile to the excesses of the Terror, Danton and Camille Desmoulins were arrested, tried by the revolutionary tribunal and then guillotined on April 5, 1794.



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