This Day in History for 5th February

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 208

816 - Frankish emperor Louis grants archbishop Salzburg immunity
1428 - King Alfonso V, orders Sicily's Jews to attend conversion sermons
1488 - Roman catholic German emperor Maximilian I caught in Belgium
1512 - French troops under Gaston de Foix rescues Bologna
1556 - Kings Henri I & Philip II sign Treaty of Vaucelles
1572 - Beggars assault Oisterwijk Neth, drive nuns out
1576 - Henry of Navarre (later Henry IV of France) abjures Catholicism at Tours
1597 - A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society.
1631 - Rhode Island, founder, Roger Williams arrives in Boston from England
1644 - 1st US livestock branding law passed, by Connecticut
1649 - Prince of Wales proclaimed King Charles II of Great Britian by Covenanter Parliament of Scotland
1663 - Charlevoix Earthquake in Quebec, felt strongly in New England
1679 - German emperor Leopold I signs peace with France
1736 - Methodists John & Charles Wesley arrive in Savannah, Georgia
King Charles IIKing Charles II 1777 - Georgia becomes 1st US state to abolish both entail & primogeniture
1778 - Articles of Confederation ratified by 1st state, South Carolina
1782 - Spanish take Minorca (western Mediterranean) from British
1783 - Earthquakes ravage Calabria, killing 30,000
1783 - Sweden recognizes US independence
1795 - Zealand, Netherlands, surrenders to French general Michaud
1817 - 1st US gas co incorporated, Baltimore (coal gas for street lights)
1818 - Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
1825 - Hannah Lord Montague of NY creates 1st detachable shirt collar
1831 - Jan van Speijk blows up his gunboat in Antwerp, killing about 30
1846 - "Oregon Spectator" is 1st newspaper to be published on the West Coast
1850 - Adding machine employing depressible keys patented, New Paltz, NY
1855 - British government of Palmerston forms
1859 - Wallachia and Moldavia are united under Alexander John Cuza as the United Principalities.
1861 - Kinematoscope patented by Coleman Sellers, Phila
1861 - Louisiana delegation except Mr Bouligny withdraws from Congress (US Civil War)
1864 - Federals occupy Jackson, Mississippi
1865 - Battle of Hatcher's Run, VA (Armstrong's Mill, Dabney's Mill)
1870 - 1st motion picture shown to a theater audience, Philadelphia
1879 - Joseph Swan demonstrates light bulb using carbon glow
1881 - Phoenix, Az incorporates
1885 - News of fall of Khartoum reaches London
1885 - King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal colonial possession
Composer Giuseppe VerdiComposer Giuseppe Verdi 1887 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Otello" premieres at La Scala in Italy
1887 - Snow falls on San Francisco
1893 - Alfred Naess skates world record 500m (49.4 sec)
1894 - Female suffrage organization in Amsterdam forms
1897 - Marcel Proust meets Jean Lorrain in a pistol duel
1900 - British troops under Gen Buller occupy Vaal Krantz, Natal
1900 - The United States and the United Kingdom sign treaty for Panama Canal
1901 - Loop-the-loop centrifugal RR (roller coaster) patented by Ed Prescot
1901 - Pierpont Morgan forms US Steel Corp
1904 - American occupation of Cuba ends
1907 - Arnold Schoenberg's 1st string quartet premieres in Vienna
1911 - Society of Dutch Composers forms in Amsterdam
1916 - Enrico Caruso recorded "O Solo Mio" for the Victor Talking Machine Co
Composer and Painter Arnold SchoenbergComposer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg 1917 - Congress overrides Wilson's veto, curtailing Asian immigration
1917 - Morosco Theater opens at 217 W 45th St NYC (demolished 1982)
1917 - The last of the American troops commanded by General John Pershing leave Mexico; President Carranza will be assassinated within the next year
1918 - 1st US pilot to down an enemy airplane, Stephen W Thompson
1918 - Separation of church & state begins in USSR
1919 - NL pres John Heydler dismisses charges that Hal Chase bet against his team & threw games in collusion with gamblers
1921 - Yankees purchase 20 acres in Bronx for Yankee Stadium
1922 - Reader's Digest magazine 1st published
1923 - General mine strike against wage cuts in Saar
1923 - Mass arrests of socialists & communists in Italy
1924 - The Royal Greenwich Observatory begin broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the "BBC pips".
US WW1 Commander John J. PershingUS WW1 Commander John J. Pershing 1927 - Buster Keaton's movie "The General" released & bombed
1929 - Jimmy Hatlo's "They'll Do It Every Time" cartoon debuts in SF
1930 - 5th Aliyah to Israel begins
1931 - Maxine Dunlap becomes 1st US women to earn a glider pilot license
1933 - Marinus van der Lubbe passes Dutch/German boundary
1936 - National Wildlife Federation forms
1937 - 1st Charlie Chaplin talkie, "Modern Times," released
1937 - FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court, "court packing" plan failed
1938 - Hans Engnestangen skates world record 500m (41.8 sec)
1940 - Gen Winckelman replaces Gen Reijnders as Dutch supreme commander
1940 - Glenn Miller & his Orchestra record "Tuxedo Junction"
1941 - Dutch Premier De Geer returns from Lisbon to Netherlands
1942 - "Woman of the Year," starring Hepburn & Tracy opens at Radio City
1942 - Braves get Tommy Holmes from Yanks for Buddy Hassett & Gene Moore
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1943 - Amsterdam resistance group CS-6 shoots nazi general Seyffardt
1943 - Clandestine Radio Atlantiksender, Germany, 1st transmission
1944 - 358 RAF bombers attack Stettin
1945 - Big Racket becomes fastest race horse at 69t.6 kph (440 yd/20.8 s)
Conference of the Big Three at Yalta (from left to right) Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph StalinConference of the Big Three at Yalta (from left to right) Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin

1945 - British premier Churchill arrives in Yalta, the Crimea
WW2 General Douglas MacArthurWW2 General Douglas MacArthur 1945 - US troops under General Douglas MacArthur enter Manilla
1946 - The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.
1947 - Bolewet Beirut becomes president of Poland
1948 - "Nature of Things" science show premieres on NBC prime time
1948 - Dick Button becomes 1st US figure skating Olympic champion
1948 - Gretchen Fraser becomes 1st US woman Olympic slalom champion
1949 - Huaso sets official world equestrian high-jump record, 2.47 m, Chic
1953 - "Peter Pan" by Walt Disney opens at Roxy Theater, NYC
1953 - 5th Emmy Awards: I Love Lucy, Thomas Mitchell & Helen Hayes win
1953 - Sweet rationing imposed in WWII ends in Britain
1954 - WCDC TV channel 19 in Adams, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 - 7th Winter Olympic games close at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
1956 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Havana Golf Open
1956 - NY Mayor Robert Wagner & Bkln Boro Pres Frank Cashmore sponsor a bill to create a $30M Brooklyn Sports Center Authority to build
1957 - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd Piano Concert
1958 - Clifton R Wharton confirmed as 1st US black foreign minister (Romania)
1958 - Gamel Abdel Nasser nominated 1st president of United Arab Republic
1958 - Test Cricket debut of Lance Gibbs, WI v Pakistan, Port-of-Spain
1958 - Vanguard TV-3 back-up launches into Earth orbit; reaches 6 km
1959 - "Redhead" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 455 performances

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 238

976 - Sanjō, Emperor of Japan (d. 1017)
1505 - Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (d. 1572)
1519 - René of Châlon, (d. 1544)
1534 - Giovanni de' Bardi, Italian writer (d. 1612)
1589 - Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright/poet
1589 - Esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet (d. 1669)
1608 - Gaspar Schott, German mathematician (d. 1666)
1626 - Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)
1662 - Giuseppi Vignola, composer
1703 - Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (d. 1764)
1711 - Joseph Umstatt, composer
Presbyterian Minister John WitherspoonPresbyterian Minister John Witherspoon (1723) 1723 - John Witherspoon, Gifford Scotland, president of the College of New Jersey (signed Declaration of Independence)
1725 - James Otis, American lawyer and patriot (d. 1783)
1732 - Nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer
1744 - John Jeffries, colonial physician/meteorologist
1748 - Christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer/conductor/tutor of Beethoven
1753 - Coert L van Beyma thoe Kingma, Frisian regent/patriot
1770 - Alexandre Brongniart, Paris, mineralogist/geologist (Tertiary)
1775 - Margaretha J de Neufville, author (Small Pligten)
1784 - Nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1818)
1788 - Karoly Kisfaludy, Hungarian literary (A Tat rok Magyarorsz gon)
1788 - Robert "Bobbie" Peel, British PM (1834-5; 41-46)/founder (British Conservative Party)/founder (Bobbies)
1795 - Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist (d. 1871)
British Prime Minister Robert PeelBritish Prime Minister Robert Peel (1788) 1799 - John Lindley, English botanist (Elements of Botany)
1804 - Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finland, poet
1808 - Carl Spitzweg, German painter (d. 1885)
1810 - Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist (d. 1880)
1833 - John Watkinson, founder of British Chess Magazine (oldest chess mag)
1837 - Dwight Lyman Moody, US, evangelist (Student Volunteer Movement)
1840 - Hiram Stevens Maxim, inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle)
1840 - John Boyd Dunlop, Scotland, developer (pneumatic rubber tire)
1848 - Belle Starr [Myra Belle Shirley], US female outlaw (wild west)
1848 - Joris-Karl Huysmans, France, writer (Against the Grain)
1848 - Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero (d. 1882)
1856 - Otto Brahm, German critic/founder (Neue Deutsche Rundschau)
1862 - Felipe Villanueva y Gutierrez, Mexico, composer
1863 - Armand Parent, composer
1864 - Carl Teike, composer
1865 - Harvey Worthington Loomis, composer
1866 - Arthur Keith, Persley Aberdeenshire, Scottish Anthropologist (human evolution)
1866 - Henri [Hendrik J] Hall, Dutch MP/comic (Put a Lid on it)
1866 - Rossetter Gleason Cole, composer
1867 - Casper A Lingbeek, vicar/Dutch MP (HSP, 1925..37)
1868 - Lodewijk Mortelmans, composer
1871 - Jovan Ducic, Serb poet (Blue Legends)
1878 - André Citroën, French automobile pioneer (d. 1935)
1879 - Edward Rigby, England, actor (Star Look Down, Young & Innocent)
1881 - Frederick Leonard Lonsdale, British playwright (Balkan Princess)
1882 - Felice Lattuada, composer
1889 - Elias Henry "Patsy" Hendren, cricketer (prolific England bat of 20's)
1889 - Ernest Tyldesley, cricketer (1st Lancastrian to score 100 100's)
1889 - Ioan Dumitru Chirescu, composer
Tennis Player Elizabeth RyanTennis Player Elizabeth Ryan (1891) 1891 - Elizabeth Ryan, Anaheim California, doubles tennis champ (6 time Wimbled)
1891 - Karl L Schmidt, German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum)
1892 - George Saiko, writer
1893 - Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica)
1897 - Dirk U Stikker, director (Heineken)/Dutch foreign minister/NATO
1900 - Adlai E Stevenson, (Gov-D-Ill), pres candidate (D) (1952, 1956)
1902 - Bronislaw Kaper, composer
1903 - Ivan Galamian, Tabriz Persia, violinist
1903 - Joan Whitney Payson, owner (NY Mets & horse stables)
1903 - Nathaniel Owings, Indianapolis, architect (Oak Ridge, TN; Sears)
1906 - John Carradine, Greenwich Village NY, actor (Grapes of Wrath, Howling)
1907 - Jan Klaasesz, Dutch governor Suriname (1949-56)
1907 - Norton Simon, business executive (Simon & Schuster)
1907 - Pierre E J Pflimlin, premier France
1908 - Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (d. 1969)
1909 - Grazyna Bacewicz, composer
1910 - Martha van Och-Scholl, German/Dutch resistance fighter (WW II)
1910 - Francisco Varallo, Argentine footballer
1910 - Charles Leblond, Canadian Cell Biologist (d. 2007)
1912 - Willard Parker, actor (Kiss Me Kate, What A Woman), born in NYC, New York
1912 - Zoltan Pongracz, composer
1913 - Rozelle Claxton, pianist/arranger
1914 - Alan Hodgkin, British physicist (Nobel 1963)
1914 - William S Burroughs, St Louis, novelist (Naked Lunch)
Physicist Robert HofstadterPhysicist Robert Hofstadter (1915) 1915 - Robert Hofstadter, US atomic physicist
1918 - Charles J "Tim" Holt, US actor (Treasure of Sierra Madre)
1918 - Kara Abulfazogli Karayev, composer
1918 - Tim Holt, Beverly Hills CA, actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children)
1919 - Andrea George Papandreou, Greek premier (1981-89, 93- )
1919 - Red Buttons, [Aaron Chwatt], Bronx comedian/actor (Sayonara), born in NYC, New York
1920 - Frank Muir, British comedian (d. 1998)
1921 - John M Pritchard, conductor, born in London, England
1922 - Bernard Kalb, spokesman (State Dept)/actor (Dave)
1922 - Alain de Changy, Belgian racing driver (d. 1994)
1923 - Stephen J Cannell, TV producer/writer
1923 - Claude King, American musician, (d. 2013)
1924 - Robert Lynn, anarchist
1926 - Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, publisher (NY Times), born in NYC, New York
1927 - Robert Brown, Herbrides Is, actor (Here Come the Brides, Primus)
1927 - Val Dufour, actor (Eugenie Grandet, Another World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
1927 - Ruth Fertel, American entrepreneur (d. 2002)
1928 - Andrew M Greeley, author/reverend
1928 - Pananayiotis Taki Vatikiotis, middle east scholar
1929 - Fred Sinowatz, Austrian politician
1929 - Al Worthington, baseball player
1932 - Cesare Maldini - Italian footballer and manager
1933 - Jorn Donner, Helsinki Finland, director (Anna, Tenderness)
1933 - Nick Georgiade, actor (Untouchables, Run Buddy Run), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

13th US President Millard Fillmore13th US President Millard Fillmore (1826) 1826 - US president Millard Fillmore (26) weds Abigail Powers (27)
1971 - Actress Judi Dench (36) weds actor Michael Williams (35) at St Mary's Catholic Church in Hampstead, London
1990 - Actor Rowan Atkinson (35) weds Sunetra Sastry in New York
2007 - "Rudo y Cursi" Mexican actor Diego Luna (28) weds actress and model Camila Sodi (21) in Mexico City

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 123

995 - William IV, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 937)
1520 - Sten Sture the Younger, regent of Sweden (b. 1493)
1578 - Giovanni B Moroni, Italian portrait painter, dies
1591 - Gerard de Jode, Flemish publisher, dies
1658 - Maria Margaretha van Angels, Dutch prioress at Oirschot, dies at 52
1679 - Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet (Gysbreght van Aemstel), dies at 91
1705 - Jean Gilles, composer, dies at 37
1705 - Philipp Jakob Spener, German theologian (b. 1635)
1721 - James Stanhope 1st earl of Stanhope, English general, dies at 47
1738 - Georg Reidel, German composer, dies at 61
1745 - Coelestin Praelisauer, composer, dies at 49
1754 - Nicolaas S Cruquius, hydraulic engineer, (Haarlemmermeer), dies at 75
1758 - Bernhard Christian Weber, composer, dies at 45
1766 - Leopold Josef Graf Daun, Austrian field marshal (b. 1705)
1775 - Eusebius Amort, German Catholic theologian (b. 1692)
1790 - William Cullen, Scottish physician and chemist (b. 1710)
1807 - Pasquale Paoli, Corsican freedom fighter, dies at 80
1812 - Franz Schneider, composer, dies at 74
1822 - Ali Pasha of Janina, (Napoleon, Lord Byron), dies at about 77
1825 - Pierre Gaveaux, composer, dies at 64
1831 - John CJ van Speijk, commits suicide at 29
1838 - Philippe Libon, composer, dies at 62
1867 - Salomon Munk, published Arabic edition of Maimounides, dies
Historian and Essayist Thomas CarlyleHistorian and Essayist Thomas Carlyle (1881) 1881 - Thomas Carlyle, historian/essayist, dies in London at 85
1888 - Anton Mauve, Dutch painter/cousin of Vincent Van Gogh, dies at 49
1892 - Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish novelist (b. 1807)
1897 - Hoss Radbourn, pitcher won 60 games in 1884, dies at 42
1907 - Ludwig Thuille, composer, dies at 45
1911 - Petrus A Cronjé, Transvaal Boer general, dies
1915 - Ross Barnes, baseball player (b. 1850)
1917 - Paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41
1917 - Jaber II Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1860)
1919 - Vasili V Rozanov, Russian philosopher/writer, dies at 62
1922 - James William Tate, composer, dies at 46
1922 - Slavoljub Eduard Penkala, Croatian inventor (b. 1871)
1924 - Alexis Hollander, composer, dies at 83
1926 - Andre Gedalge, composer, dies at 69
1927 - Inayat Khan, Indian sufi
1929 - Siegfried Ochs, composer, dies at 70
1937 - Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Eroticism), dies at 75
1938 - Hans Litten, German jurist (b. 1903)
1941 - Banjo Paterson, Australian poet, author of "Walzing Matilda" (b. 1864)
1943 - Wim Gertenbach, Dutch resistance fighter (Slogan), shot by Nazis
1944 - Robert E Park, sociologist (human ecology, marginal man), dies at 79
1946 - George Arliss, actor/writer (Dr Syn, Voltaire), dies at 77
1947 - Ganzefles, Dutch nazi spy/Jews hunter, executed
1947 - Hans Fallada, writer, dies at 53
1948 - Johann Blaskowitz, German gen (surrendered at Wageningen), dies at 64
1949 - Juozas Tallat-Kelpsa, composer, dies at 50
1952 - Reginald Allen, cricketer (uncle of Gubby, Test Aust v Eng 1887), dies
1954 - Vittorio Gnecchi, composer, dies at 77
1956 - Savilly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player, dies at 74
1957 - Sami Ibrahim Haddad, Lebanese surgeon (b. 1890)
1958 - Henry M Tomlinson, British writer (Under red ensign), dies at 84
1959 - Gwili Andre, actress (No Other Woman, Roar of the Dragon), dies
1960 - Louis Stricker, cricketer (S Afr open bat in 13 Tests 1909-12), dies
1960 - Rudolf Nelson, composer, dies at 81
1961 - Anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73
1962 - Jacques Ibert, French composer (Escales), dies at 71
1965 - Irving Bacon, actor (Fort Ti, Petticoat Fever), dies at 71
1967 - Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Jokaste against God), dies at 87
1967 - Leon Leonwood Bean, American department store founder (b. 1872)
1968 - Luckey Roberts, composer, dies at 80
1969 - Thelma Ritter, American actress (All About Eve, Pillow Talk), dies at 63
1970 - Rudy York, American baseball player (b. 1913)
1971 - Mátyás Rákosi, Hungarian premier (1952..56), dies at 78
1972 - Marianne Moore, US poetess (Pulitzer 1951), dies at 84
1973 - George Morrison, dies at 82
1973 - L C William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam, funeral
1976 - Roger Livesey, actor (Drum, Vice Versa, Col Blimp), dies at 69
1976 - Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley and His Comets) (b. 1926)
1977 - Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player, dies at 67
1977 - Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (b. 1894)
1978 - Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Omzien), dies at 83
1978 - Frans van Immerseel, Belgian graphic artist, dies at 68
1979 - Eddie Paynter, cricketer (20 Tests for England, avg 59.23), dies
1981 - Barend Barendse, Dutch sportscaster, dies at 73
1981 - Kuda Bux, Indian mystic (I'd Like to See), dies at 75
1981 - Ella Grasso, Governor of Connecticut (b. 1919)
1982 - Dolores Moran, actress (Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies at 56
1982 - Neil Aggett, South African worker's union leader, commits suicide
1982 - Wies [Aloisius CA] Moens, Flemish writer/nazi, dies at 84
1983 - Derk Roemers, Dutch union leader/politician (soc dem), dies at 67
1985 - Georges-Émile Lapalme, Quebec politician (b. 1907)
1989 - Joe Raposa, composer/songwriter (Sesame Street), dies at 51
1991 - Dean Jagger, US actor (Mr Novak, Rawhide, Oscar), dies at about 87
1991 - Pedro Arrupe, Spanish priest/Jesuit, dies at 83
1992 - Donald Zimmerman, editor, dies
1992 - Laura Liddell, actress (Shakespeare Wallah), dies at 83
1992 - Miguel Rolando Covian, Brazilian physiologist (b. 1913)
1993 - Jack Young, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49, 17 wickets), dies
1993 - Joseph L Mankiewicz, US writer/director (All about Eve), dies at 83
1993 - Tip Tipping, [Tim], stuntman, dies in sky-diving accident at 34
1993 - Marcel Léger, Quebec politician (b. 1930)
1994 - Fred de Bruyne, Flemish cyclist/gang leader (Paris-Nice), dies at 63
1994 - Hermann Abs, German banker to Hitler & Adenauer, dies at 92
1994 - Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer, dies at 59
1995 - Courtenay E Benson, broadcaster, dies at 79
1995 - Doug Mcclure, US rodeo rider/actor (Trampas-Virginian), dies at 59
1995 - Frederick Craig Riddle, violist, dies at 82

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