Historical Events 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.

Conference meetingConference of Interest

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
  • 1762 Opera "Orfeo Ed Euridice" by Christoph Willibald Gluck is first produced in Vienna in front of Empress Maria Theresa.

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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

King of France Louis XVI
King of France
Louis XVI
  • 1793 French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.
  • 1796 Spain declares war on England
  • 1813 Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British

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1823 Carl Maria von Weber visits Ludwig van Beethoven

  • 1830 King Willem I mobilizes Dutch army
  • 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 known as the Saxby Gale devastates the Bay of Fundy region in Maritime Canada. Incredibly British naval officer Stephen Martin Saxby predicted the storm 10 months earlier in December 1868 via astronomy.
  • 1875 Palace Hotel on Market Street opens in San Francisco
  • 1877 Chief Joseph surrenders, ending Nez Perce War
  • 1887 1st U.S. Women's National Championship: Ellen Hansell beats Laura Knight (6-1, 6-0)
  • 1892 Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in Coffeville, Kansas bank holdup
  • 1895 The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.
  • 1896 William Gillette's "Secret Service" premieres in NYC
  • 1897 Swedish explorer Solomon August Andrée expedition to the North Pole reaches White Island
  • 1900 6th US Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 313 at Chicago GC Ill
  • 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
  • 1906 Henry Mathewson (NY Giants, Christy's brother) walks 14 men
  • 1907 Interprovincial Rugby Football Union plays 1st game (Mtl 17 Tor 8)
  • 1907 Philadelphia A's Rube Vickers no-hits Washington Senators, 4-0 in 5 inning game
  • 1908 Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey, Ferdinand I becomes Tsar
  • 1908 White Sox Ed Walsh tops Detroit 6-1 for his 40th victory
  • 1910 Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic
  • 1911 Italian troops occupy Tripoli
  • 1912 Red Sox defeat A's 3-0 for then AL record 105th win
  • 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

BattleBattle of Interest

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 1st World Series radio broadcast, Yanks beat Giants 3-0
  • 1921 Present constitution of Liechtenstein comes into effect
  • 1922 NY Yankees and Giants play an infamous 3-3 tied World Series game

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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
  • 1930 Homecoming of the bodies of Swedish polar balloon expedition (1897) led by Salomon August Andrée
  • 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
  • 1942 St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 1, in 39th World Series
  • 1942 Budy Massacre at Auschwitz sub-camp, 90 French-Jewish women beaten to death by prison guards
  • 1943 US air raid on Wake, Japanese execute 98 US prisoners in retaliation
  • 1944 Harold Arlen/ET Harburgs musical premieres in NYC
  • 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
  • 1945 Hollywood Black Friday: A six month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios.
  • 1946 "Yours Is My Heart" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1946 1st Cannes Film Festival ends

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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
  • 1947 Al Gionfriddo makes a great catch off Joe Dimaggio in World Series

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1949 WBNS TV channel 10 in Columbus, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1949 WOR (now WWOR) TV channel 9 in NY-Secaucus, NY (IND) begins
  • 1950 "Pardon Our French" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 100 performances
  • 1952 19th congress of Communist Party meets in Moscow
  • 1952 6th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 1-1 at Detroit

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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 50th World Series sees NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2, as NY Billy Martin's 12 hits set record; Yanks win record 5th consecutive WS
  • 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

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1956 Yogi Berra becomes 4th Yank to hit a World Series grand slam

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra

Film release premierFilm Release

1956 "The Ten Commandments", directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner opens in the US

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
Actor Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
Actor Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
  • 1957 11th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3 at Montreal
  • 1957 12th Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland win, 7½-4½ at Lindrick Golf Club (Rotherham, Yorkshire, England)
  • 1957 Yugoslav dissident Milovan Djilos sentenced to 7 years
  • 1958 KRTV TV channel 3 in Great Falls, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 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)
  • 1960 KEYC TV channel 12 in Mankato, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 China & Nepal sign treaty

Film release premierFilm Release

1961 "Breakfast at Tiffany's" film released, based on the novella by Truman Capote, directed by Blake Edwards and starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard

  • 1962 The Beatles release their first record, "Love Me Do"

Film release premierFilm Premier

1962 "Dr. No", 1st James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, premieres in London

  • 1963 17th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-3 at Toronto
  • 1963 Hyde St Pier re-opens as State Historical Park
  • 1963 Little Richard joins Everly Brothers Tour
  • 1964 KIXE TV channel 9 in Redding, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 San Francisco Fire Department Museum dedicated
  • 1965 Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups
  • 1965 Dick McInnes from Henderson, Kentucky stays aloft almost 12 hours in a kite pulled by a speedboat along the Ohio River
  • 1968 KPLM (now KESQ) TV channel 42 in Palm Springs, CA (ABC) begins
  • 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

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1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus begins airing on BBC TV

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
  • 1969 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks 55-yard field goal
  • 1970 John Creach joins Jefferson Airplane
  • 1970 Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross
  • 1970 PBS becomes a US television network.
  • 1970 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds sweep Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 0
  • 1970 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3 games to 0
  • 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
  • 1971 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • 1972 Herbert Mullin 1st kills, claiming it was to prevent earthquakes
  • 1973 Signature of the European Patent Convention.

Music releaseAlbum Release

1973 "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" 7th studio album by Elton John is released

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • 1974 Guildford pub bombing by the IRA leaves 5 dead and 65 injured.
  • 1975 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1975 26th Formula One WDC: Niki Lauda wins by 19.5 points
  • 1976 Seattle & Toronto picks 30 unprotected players on other AL rosters Ruppert Jones (Seattle) & Bob Bailor (Toronto) are picked 1st
  • 1977 "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 43 performances
  • 1978 Isaac Bashevis Singer wins the Nobel Prize for literature
  • 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
  • 1979 MLB National League Championship: Pittsburgh Pirates beat Cincinnati Reds, 3 games to 0
  • 1980 Formal opening of meditation hall of Zenshin Temple in Riverdale, the Bronx NYC
  • 1980 Yanks set AL attendance mark at 2,627,417
  • 1980 31st Formula One WDC: Alan Jones wins by 13 points
  • 1981 Dutch guilder/Deutsche mark revalued up 5.5%
  • 1981 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honorary American (posthumously)
  • 1982 1st NJ Devils game, tie the Pitts Penguins 3-3 at the Meadowlands
  • 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

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

1983 Lech Wałęsa wins Nobel Peace Prize

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
  • 1984 13th Space Shuttle Mission (41-G)-Challenger 6-launched
  • 1984 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 0
  • 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

Electoral defeatImportant Vote

1988 Chile votes in a referendum 56-44 against extending Augusto Pinochet's regime by 8 years thus ending the dictator's 16½ years in power

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
  • 1988 Israel bans Meir Kahane's Kach Party on grounds of racism
  • 1990 Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obsentity (Mappelthorpe photos)
  • 1990 "Henry and June" film, based on the book by Anaïs Nin, first film to be given an NC-17 rating in the US, released
  • 1991 Military transport plane crashes at Jakarta, 133 dies
  • 1991 NJ Devils begin their 10th Anniversary with a 7-2 win over the Blues
  • 1991 USSR reduces nuclear weapons arsenal
  • 1991 Carlos Huerta's NCAA record streak of successful points after a touchdown ends at 157
  • 1991 Fresno State ties NCAA record with 49 points in a quarter, as they route New Mexico 94-17
  • 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'Amato 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 Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 1994 28th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill & Pam Tillis wins
  • 1994 52 members of Zonnetempel, murdered
  • 1995 "Company" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • 1996 Caroline Pierce wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • 1996 Cleveland Indians strike out 23 Balt Orioles in 12 inn playoff game
  • 1996 NY Yankee Bernie Williams switch hits HRs in a post season game
  • 1997 35th Tennis Fed Cup: France beats Netherlands in Den Bosch Neth (4-1)
  • 1997 Davis Love III wins golf's Buick challenge, shooting a 267
  • 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2001 Barry Bonds hits his 71st and 72nd home run, breaking Mark McGwire's MLB single season record

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Film release premierFilm Release

2007 "Michael Clayton", starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, and Tilda Swinton, is released

  • 2012 Anglo Platinum Limited fires 12,000 striking workers in South Africa
  • 2013 Wladimir Klitschko defeats Alexander Povetkin to retain his WBA Heavyweight Championship
  • 2014 South Sydney Rabbitohs win the 2014 NRL Grand Final
  • 2014 1st F1 death due to a racing accident in 21 years: France's Jules Bianchi collides with a recovery vehicle during the Japanese Grand Prix, suffering a diffuse axonal injury and dying 2 days later
  • 2015 Nobel prize for Medicine awarded to William C. Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura (Roundworm) and Youyou Tu (Malaria)
  • 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
  • 2017 Spanish constitutional court suspends Catalan parliament to prevent declaration of independence
  • 2017 Iraqi forces claim victory and control over Islamic State's last urban stronghold Hawija, Northern Iraq

Book releaseHistoric Publication

2017 "The New York Times" publishes investigation into sexual harassment behaviour by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein