Events in History on October 5

  • 610 Heraclius' fleet takes Constantinople
  • 869 4th Council of Constantinople (8th ecumenical council) opens
  • 1143 King Alfonso VII of Leon recognises Portugal as a Kingdom
  • 1349 Paris theologian Jean de Fayt warns against the Flagellants at Avignon
  • 1430 Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy visits Brussels
  • 1450 Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Ludwig IX
  • 1465 French King Louis XI signs peace with Charles the Stout
  • 1511 Eedgenootschap signs anti-French Saint League
  • 1550 Foundation of the city of Concepción, Chile.

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1568 Conference of York begins: trial against Mary Stuart

Queen of Scotland Mary Stuart
Queen of Scotland
Mary Stuart
  • 1568 William of Orange's army occupies Brabant
  • 1572 Spanish army under Alva's son Don Frederik plunders Mechelen
  • 1582 Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy and other Catholic countries
  • 1632 Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Groningen
  • 1665 The University of Kiel is founded.
  • 1693 Haarlem people's revolution due to food shortages
  • 1750 Carlo Goldoni's "Il Teatro Comico" premieres in Venice
  • 1789 French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris
  • 1793 French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.
  • 1796 Spain declares war on England
  • 1813 Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British
  • 1830 King Willem I mobilizes Dutch army

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1833 Charles Darwin moves with Parana to Santa Fe Bajada, Argentina

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • 1857 The City of Anaheim is founded
  • 1862 Battle of Hatchie Bridge, Tennessee; confederate forces avoid capture by Union army
  • 1862 Federal fleet occupies Galveston, Texas
  • 1863 Confederate sub David damages Union ship Ironsides
  • 1864 Battle of Allatoona, 1/3 of Union troops die repulsing South
  • 1864 Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone, approx 60,000 die
  • 1867 Last day of Julian calendar in Alaska
  • 1869 A strong hurricane devastates the Bay of Fundy region of Maritime Canada. The storm had been predicted over a year before by a British naval officer.
  • 1875 Palace Hotel on Market Street opens in San Francisco
  • 1877 Chief Joseph surrenders, ending Nez Perce War
  • 1892 Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in Coffeville, Kansas bank holdup
  • 1896 William Gillette's "Secret Service" premieres in NYC
  • 1897 Solomon Andrees baloon/polar expedition reaches White Island
  • 1903 Sir Samuel Griffith is appointed the first Chief Justice of Australia and Sir Edmund Barton and Richard O'Connor are appointed as foundation justices.

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1905 Orville and Wilbur Wright's "Flyer III" flight 38.5 km in 38.3"

Aviator Wilbur Wright
Wilbur Wright
  • 1907 Philadelphia A's Rube Vickers no-hits Wash Senators, 4-0 in 5 inning game
  • 1908 Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey, Ferdinand I becomes Tsar
  • 1910 Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic
  • 1911 Italian troops occupy Tripoli
  • 1912 Yanks win final game at Hilltop stadium
  • 1914 World War I first aerial combat resulting in a kill
  • 1915 Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
  • 1915 Allies land troops at the northern Greek city of Salonika; Greece is nominally neutral but allows the landing

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1916 Adolf Hitler is wounded in the left thigh by an exploding shell during the Battle of the Somme

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1919 Norwegian population agrees to prohibition
  • 1921 Present constitution of Liechtenstein comes into effect

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1923 Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Edwin Hubble
  • 1924 1st Little Orphan Annie-strip appears in NYC Daily News
  • 1925 WSM-AM in Nashville Tenn begins radio transmissions
  • 1925 The Lacarno Conference meets: Germany agrees to recognise their frontiers with France and Belgium and will apply for membership in the League of Nations
  • 1930 British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais, France, 48 die
  • 1931 1st nonstop transpacific flight, Japan to Wash (Herndon & Pangborn)
  • 1931 Paul Green's "House of Connelly" premieres in NYC
  • 1936 The Jarrow March sets off for London.
  • 1937 Dutch Minister Carl Romme says unemployment is 25% "quarter of Romme"
  • 1941 Mickey Owens drops a 3rd strike, Tom Hendrick reaches 1st safely - would have been last out, instead Yanks score 4 & win 7-4
  • 1942 5,000 Jews of Dubno, Russia massacred
  • 1943 US air raid on Wake, Japanese execute 98 US prisoners in retaliation
  • 1944 Kerkrade (Neth) liberated
  • 1944 Suffrage is extended to women in France
  • 1945 "Meet the Press" premieres on radio
  • 1945 Indonesian army forms
  • 1945 Queen Wilhelmina visits Rotterdam

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1947 Harry Truman makes the 1st Presidential address televised from the White House

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1952 19th congress of Communist Party meets in Moscow

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1953 Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of US

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren
  • 1953 The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
  • 1954 Hurricane Hazel forms in the Caribbean, killing 400-1000 people inthe Bahamas and Haiti
  • 1957 Yugoslav dissident Milovan Djilos sentenced to 7 years
  • 1958 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1958 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1960 British Labour party demands unilateral nuclear disarmament
  • 1960 Eastern AL Electra turbo-prop crashed in Boston Harbor (61 die)
  • 1961 China & Nepal sign treaty
  • 1963 Hyde St Pier re-opens as State Historical Park
  • 1963 Little Richard joins Everly Brothers Tour
  • 1964 San Francisco Fire Department Museum dedicated
  • 1965 Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups
  • 1965 Dick McInnes stays aloft almost 12 hours in a kite
  • 1968 Civil rights march in Derry stopped by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)and resulting clashes lead to two days of serious rioting, often considered the start of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland
  • 1970 John Creach joins Jefferson Airplane
  • 1970 Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross
  • 1971 A new sitting of the Northern Ireland parliament at Stormont begins, though the Social Democratic and Labour Party remain absent due to its continuing protest against Internment
  • 1972 Herbert Mullin 1st kills, claiming it was to prevent earthquakes
  • 1973 Signature of the European Patent Convention.
  • 1974 Guildford pub bombing by the IRA leaves 5 dead and 65 injured.
  • 1975 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1976 Seattle & Toronto picks 30 unprotected players on other AL rosters Ruppert Jones (Seattle) & Bob Bailor (Toronto) are picked 1st
  • 1978 Sweden's Fälldin government falls
  • 1978 Over 30 major nations ratify the Environmental Modification Convention which prohibits weather warfare that has widespread, long-lasting or severe effects
  • 1978 "The Boys from Brazil" debuts
  • 1980 Formal opening of meditation hall of Zenshin Temple in Riverdale, the Bronx NYC
  • 1980 Yanks set AL attendance mark at 2,627,417
  • 1981 Dutch guilder/Deutsche mark revalued up 5.5%
  • 1981 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honorary American (posthumously)
  • 1982 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1982 Hernan Siles Zuazo appointed president of Bolivia
  • 1982 Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, NM
  • 1983 Lech Walesa wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1984 13th Space Shuttle Mission (41-G)-Challenger 6-launched
  • 1985 Grambling's Eddie Robinson wins record 324th football game
  • 1986 London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms
  • 1988 Brazil adopts its Constitution
  • 1988 Chilean population agrees at referendum against Pinochet regime
  • 1988 Israel bans Meir Kahane's Kach Party on grounds of racism
  • 1990 Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obsentity (Mappelthorpe photos)
  • 1991 Military transport plane crashes at Jakarta, 133 dies
  • 1991 USSR reduces nuclear weapons arsenal
  • 1991 The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released.

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1992 1st overturn of a George H. W. Bush veto (cable bill)

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1992 NY senator Alphonse D'Mato filibusters for 15 hours 20 mins
  • 1992 US Air goes on strike
  • 1993 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

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1993 Last honor guard at Lenin's mausoleum

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin

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1993 Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1994 52 members of Zonnetempel, murdered
  • 1997 STS 86 (Atlantis 20) lands
  • 1999 The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.

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2000 Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution.

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic
  • 2001 Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

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2001 Tom Ridge resigns as Governor of Pennsylvania to become President George W. Bush's Homeland Security Advisor

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

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2005 Vampire novel "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer is first published by Little Brown

  • 2012 Anglo Platinum Limited fires 12,000 striking workers in South Africa
  • 2014 South Sydney Rabbitohs win the 2014 NRL Grand Final
  • 2015 Nobel prize for Medicine awarded to William C Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura (Roundworm) and Youyou Tu (Maleria)
  • 2015 Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement announced by trade ministers of 12 countries in Atlanta
  • 2015 Floods in South Carolina a "1,000-year storm" result in 12 deaths and 9 dams to fail

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2015 Governor Jerry Brown of California signs a bill giving terminally ill patients the "right to die"

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown