On This Day

October 5, 2001 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Deaths in History

  • Lou Zara, American writer (Stump the Authors), dies at 91
  • Mike Mansfield, American politician (b. 1903)