On This Day in History for February 5 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 155 of 155

  • 1974 John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the United States Congress
  • 1974 Randolph Hearst’s 19-year-old daughter, Patty Hearst, is kidnapped from their home in California
  • 1976 Australia complete 5-1 series drubbing of West Indies
  • 1977 "CB Savage" by Rod Hart peaks at #67
  • 1977 "Dis-Gorilla (part 1)" by Rick Dees peaks at #56
  • 1977 "In The Mood" by Henhouse 5 Plus Too (Ray Stevens) peaks at #40
  • 1977 "Turn Loose On My Leg" by Jim Stafford peaks at #98
  • 1977 "Up Your Nose" by Gabriel Kaplan peaks at #91
  • 1977 Sugar Ray Leonard beats Luis Vega in 6 rounds in his 1st pro fight
  • 1977 US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
  • 1977 US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
  • 1978 Blizzard forms in US North East, 100 people killed in New England and New York over 3 days
  • 1979 Costliest single periodical ad, $3.2 million, Gulf + Western in Time
  • 1980 Egyptian parliament votes to end boycott of Israel
  • 1981 Largest Jell-O made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor) in Brisbane
  • 1981 Milt jury in NC convicts Robert Garwood of collaborating with enemy
  • 1982 DEA announces seizure of 3,192 tons of marijuana, 495 people
  • 1982 British airline Laker Airways collapses owing 270M pounds ($351M)
  • 1982 President of Suriname Hendrick Chin A Sen resigns and flees to the Netherlands
  • 1983 Former Nazi Gestapo official Klaus Barbie brought to trial
  • 1984 NZ beat England (82 & 93) by an innings in 3 days

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1986 Corazon Aquino & Ferdinand Marcos appear on "Nightline"

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • 1987 Dow Jones avg closes above 2,200 for 1st time
  • 1987 Soyuz TM-2 launches

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1988 1st prime-time wrestling match in 30 yrs-Andre beats Hulk Hogan

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • 1988 Arizona House of Reps vote to impeach Republican Governor Evan Mecham
  • 1991 A Michigan court bars Dr Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides
  • 1991 All American Bowl ends after 14 years
  • 1991 Big East Football conference forms

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1992 Jury selection begins in the LA police beating Rodney King case

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • 1993 Grenade explodes in Sarajevo, killing 63 & injuring 160
  • 1993 R James Woolsey, becomes 16th director of CIA
  • 1994 Medgar Evers' murderer Byron De La Beckwith sentenced to life, in Jackson, Mississippi, 30 years after the crime
  • 1994 68 killed and 200 wounded after a mortar bomb is set off in Sarajevo
  • 1995 Japan's Shinshinto Party wins local elections
  • 1995 Sandra Volker swims female European record 50m backstroke: 27.77
  • 1996 British supermarket chains stock genetically modified tomato puree - the first GM food to be sold in the country
  • 1997 3 Swiss banks create $70 million Holocaust fund
  • 1997 Japan's Ministry of Finance announces plans to cut import tariffs on crude oil and most petroleum products
  • 1998 Alberto Acciarito convicted of harassing his ex-wife Ingrid Rossellini
  • 1998 Nancy Kerrigan & Tonya Harding talk on FOX (Taped Dec 22nd)
  • 2004 Twenty-three Chinese people drown when a group of 35 cockle-pickers are trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay, England. Twenty-one bodies are recovered.
  • 2004 Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion
  • 2004 54th Berlin International Film Festival: "Head-On" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2008 A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States leaves at least 58 dead, the most since the May 31, 1985 outbreak that killed 88.
  • 2009 The United States Navy guided missile cruiser Port Royal runs aground off Oahu, Hawaii, damaging the ship as well as a coral reef
  • 2009 59th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Milk of Sorrow" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2013 UK House of Commons votes in favour of same-sex marriage
  • 2013 The US Postal Service announces the cessation of Saturday first-class mail delivery from August 2013
  • 2014 Archaeologists decrypt the 13th C Viking jötunvillur runic code

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2014 US President Obama and journalists globally call for the release of 3 Al Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

  • 2015 65th Berlin International Film Festival: "Taxi" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2016 Computer hackers try to steal 1 billion from Federal Reserve Bank of New York using Bangladesh banking codes, steal 81 million before a typo alerts authorities
  • 2017 African Cup of Nations 2017: Cameroon defeat Egypt 2-1 in Libreville
  • 2017 Romanian government scraps corruption degree after 6 days of mass demonstrations

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