On This Day

Historical Events on October 5 (Part 2)

  • 2013 New Zealand beats South Africa, 38-27 in Johannesburg to retain the Rugby Championship with an undefeated record; All Black flanker Liam Messam crosses for 2 tries

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2014 Russell Crowe owned South Sydney Rabbitohs beat Canterbury Bulldogs, 30-6 to break 43 year drought and win National Rugby League (Australia) Premiership

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2014 French F1 driver Jules Bianchi collides with recovery vehicle during Japanese Grand Prix, dies 10 months later; first F1 death due to racing accident in 21 years (Ayrton Senna 1994)

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • 2015 Nobel prize for Medicine awarded to William C. Campbell, Satoshi ┼îmura (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 of California Jerry Brown signs a bill giving terminally ill patients the "right to die"

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown

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2017 Spanish constitutional court suspends Catalan parliament to prevent declaration of independence

President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont
President of Catalonia
Carles Puigdemont
  • 2017 Iraqi forces claim victory and control over Islamic State's last urban stronghold Hawija, Northern Iraq

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

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein
  • 2018 Nobel Peace Prize awarded jointly to Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad for "efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war"
  • 2018 US unemployment figures hit lowest level since 1969 - 3.7% according to Department of Labor
  • 2018 Banksy work "Girl With Balloon" automatically shreds moments after being sold for 1 million pounds in London, renamed "Love is in the Bin"

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2019 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reveals he has a neuromuscular disease, myasthenia gravis, causing him health problems

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte
President of the Philippines
Rodrigo Duterte

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2020 US President Donald Trump leaves Walter Reed National Military Medical Center while still infectious with COVID-19 and returns to the White House

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2020 Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of hepatitis C virus [1]
  • 2020 At least 14m tonnes of plastic pieces are at the bottom of the ocean, 30 times more than on the surface according to new research [1]
  • 2020 India COVID-19 death toll passes 100,000, with 6.6 million known cases, 3rd highest death toll in the world behind the US and Brazil
  • 2020 WHO estimates 10% of world's population may have been infected with COVID-19, more than 20 times the number of confirmed cases