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What happened on October 5
- October 5, 0877 Charles the Bald dies October 5 at age 54 while crossing the pass of the Mont Cenis en route back to Gaul
- October 5, 1143 The king Alfonso VII of Leon recognises Portugal as a Kingdom.
- October 5, 1550 "Foundation of Concepcin, city in Chile."
- October 5, 1582 "Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain."
- October 5, 1582 "Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy, other Catholic countries"
- October 5, 1665 The University of Kiel is founded.
- October 5, 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."
- October 5, 1793 French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.
- October 5, 1813 Battle of the Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British
- October 5, 1857 The City of Anaheim was founded.
- October 5, 1864 "Battle of Allatoona, 1/3 of Union troops die repulsing the South"
- October 5, 1864 "Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone (approx 60,000 die)"
- October 5, 1864 "The Indian city of Calcutta is almost totally destroyed by a cyclone; 60,000 die."
- October 5, 1867 Last day of Julian calendar in Alaska
- October 5, 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.
- October 5, 1875 "Palace Hotel on Market Street, SF opens"
- October 5, 1877 Chief Joseph surrenders his Nez Perce band to General Nelson A. Miles.
- October 5, 1877 "From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever"" With those words, Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Indians surrendered to the U.S. Cavalry."
- October 5, 1892 "Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in Coffeyville, Kansas bank holdup"
- October 5, 1895 The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.
- October 5, 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.
- October 5, 1905 "Wilbur Wright pilots Wright Flyer III in a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood until 1908."
- October 5, 1906 Henry Mathewson (NY Giants) walks 14 men
- October 5, 1907 Interprovincial Rugby Football Union plays 1st game (Mtl 17 Tor 8)
- October 5, 1907 "Phila A's Rube Vickers no-hits Wash Senators, 4-0 in 5 inning game"
- October 5, 1908 "Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey, Ferdinand I becomes Tsar"
- October 5, 1910 Portugal overthrows its monarchy and declares itself a republic.
- October 5, 1912 Yanks win final game at Hilltop stadium
- October 5, 1914 World War I first aerial combat resulting in a kill.
- October 5, 1915 Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
- October 5, 1921 Baseball: The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time.
- October 5, 1923 Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star
- October 5, 1930 British Airship R101 crashed in France en-route to India on its maiden voyage.
- October 5, 1930 The New York Philharmonic Orchestra was first heard on the air over CBS radio from Carnegie Hall.
- October 5, 1930 "This was a big day for CBS. Following the orchestra broadcast (above), Father Coughlin, The Fighting Priest was first heard on the radio web. He lit up the airwaves with oratory that aired into the early forties."
- October 5, 1934 The first major network radio show to originate from Hollywood aired on this day. Hollywood Hotel was heard on CBS and was heavily promoted as being the first to broadcast from the West Coast of the U.S.
- October 5, 1936 Coaxial cable strung between New York City and Philadelphia made it possible for the first intercity telecast.
- October 5, 1936 The Jarrow March sets off for London.
- October 5, 1938 "Germans mark all Jews' passports with a large red letter ""J"" to restrict Jewish immigration to Switzerland, following a request from the Swiss government."
- October 5, 1944 Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.
- October 5, 1945 """Meet the Press"" premieres on radio"
- October 5, 1945 Hollywood Black Friday: A six month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios.
- October 5, 1947 The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
- October 5, 1952 "After an 11-year run on ABC radio, Inner Sanctum, the legendary mystery series, was heard for the final time. We ll never know if they oiled that squeaky door..."
- October 5, 1953 Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of the US
- October 5, 1953 The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
- October 5, 1954 Hurricane Hazel hits Eastern US
- October 5, 1956 Yogi Berra becomes the 4th Yank to hit a World Series Grand Slam (World Series #53)
- October 5, 1960 Eastern AL Electra turbo-prop crashed in Boston Harbor (61 die)
- October 5, 1961 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Shadows - Kon Tiki
- October 5, 1963 Hyde St Pier re-opens as State Historical Park
- October 5, 1964 SF Fire Department Museum is dedicated
- October 5, 1965 "Adding to his many credits, accolades and honors, Henry Mancini received a gold record for the soundtrack LP from the movie, The Pink Panther."
- October 5, 1965 "Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups"
- October 5, 1965 Dick McInnes stays aloft almost 12 hours in a kite
- October 5, 1966 "Near Detroit, Michigan, there is a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor."
- October 5, 1970 "Montreal, Quebec: British Trade Commissioner James Cross is kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group."
- October 5, 1970 PBS became a television network.
- October 5, 1970 Quebec seperatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross
- October 5, 1972 "Herbert Mullin first kills, to prevent earthquakes"
- October 5, 1973 Signature of the European Patent Convention.
- October 5, 1974 Guildford pub bombing by the IRA leaves 5 dead and 65 injured.
- October 5, 1978 Isaac Bashevis Singer wins the Nobel Prize for literature
- October 5, 1981 Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honorary U.S. citizen.
- October 5, 1982 "Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, NM"
- October 5, 1983 Lech Walesa wins the Nobel Peace Prize
- October 5, 1984 13th Space Shuttle Mission (41-G)-Challenger 6-launched
- October 5, 1984 "Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger."
- October 5, 1985 Grambling's Eddie Robinson wins record 324th football game
- October 5, 1985 Number one hit on UK music charts - Midge Ure - If I Was
- October 5, 1986 "Israeli secret nuclear weapons were revealed. The British newspaper The Sunday Times ran Mordechai Vanunu's story on its front page under the headline: ""Revealed the secrets of Israel's nuclear arsenal."""
- October 5, 1986 London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms
- October 5, 1988 Israel bans Meir Kahane's Kach Party on grounds of racism
- October 5, 1988 The Chilean opposition coalition Concertacin (center-left) defeat Augusto Pinochet in his re-election intentions. Next year a general election was called.
- October 5, 1990 "After one hundred and fifty years The Herald broadsheet newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, is published for the last time as a separate newspaper."
- October 5, 1990 Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obscenity (Mapplethorpe photos)
- October 5, 1991 Actor Ted Shackelford (Knots Landing) weds Annett Wolf
- October 5, 1991 An Indonesian military transport crashes after takeoff from Jakarta killing 137.
- October 5, 1991 "The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released."
- October 5, 1999 The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.
- October 5, 2000 Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Miloevi. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution.
- October 5, 2001 Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
- October 5, 2001 Tom Ridge resigns as Governor of Pennsylvania to become President Bush's Homeland Security Advisor.
- October 5, 2009 Airline pilots in Europe stage demonstrations in several cities against working hours.
- October 5, 2009 "An early morning passenger train bound for Bangkok derails in Hua Hin, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens more."
- October 5, 2009 "China pledges to strengthen bonds with isolated North Korea, nudging it to improve its economy."
- October 5, 2009 "Five people are killed in a suicide bomb attack at a United Nations World Food Programme office in Islamabad, Pakistan."
- October 5, 2009 Honduran interim President Roberto Micheletti lifts a decree restricting civil liberties.
- October 5, 2009 Samoans cram into churches and community halls to remember friends and relatives killed in a recent tsunami.
- October 5, 2009 "The 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider, and Jack W. Szostak, ""for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase""."
- October 5, 2009 The Canadian province of Quebec is planning a lawsuit against tobacco companies to seek damages for healthcare costs.
- October 5, 2009 "The Deputy Chief Executive of France T‚l‚com, Louis-Pierre Wene, resigns over a series of suicides at the company."
- October 5, 2009 The United States Federal Trade Commission issues regulations for writers of blogs.
- October 5, 2009 United States President Barack Obama delays a meeting with the Dalai Lama until after a visit to China.
- October 5, 2010 "Deer crashes through windows, trashing auto dealership. The deer caused about $3,000 in damage to two broken windows and office equipment. GASTONIA, NC - USA"
- October 5, 2011 "Steve Jobs, the visionary in the black turtleneck who co-founded Apple in a Silicon Valley garage, built it into the world's leading tech company and led a mobile-computing revolution with wildly popular devices such as the iPhone, died Wednesday. He was 56."