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What Happened on February 5th This Day in History

Year Name
2008 A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States kills 57.
2004 Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.
2000 Russian forces massacre at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, Chechnya.
1997 The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.
1994 Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
1994 Markale massacres, more than 60 people are killed and some 200 wounded as a mortar shell explodes in a downtown marketplace in Sarajevo.
1988 Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.
1985 Ugo Vetere, then the mayor of Rome, and Chedli Klibi, then the mayor of Carthage meet in Tunis to sign a treaty of friendship officially ending the Third Punic War which lasted 2,131 years.
1975 Riots break in Lima, Peru after the police forces go on strike the day before. The uprising (locally known as the Limazo) is bloodily suppressed by the military dictatorship.
1971 Astronauts land on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission.
1963 The European Court of Justice's ruling in Van Gend en Loos v Nederlandse Administratie der Belastingen establishes the principle of direct effect, one of the most important, if not the most important, decisions in the development of European Union law.
1962 French President Charles de Gaulle calls for Algeria to be granted independence.
1958 Gamal Abdel Nasser is nominated to be the first president of the United Arab Republic.
1958 A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.
1945 World War II: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.
1941 World War II: Allied forces begin the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.
1939 Generalísimo Francisco Franco becomes the 68th "Caudillo de España", or Leader of Spain.
1933 Mutiny on Royal Netherlands Navy warship HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën off the coast of Sumatra, Dutch East Indies.
1924 The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal.
1919 Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith launch United Artists.
1918 Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane; this is the first aerial victory by the U.S. military.
1918 SS Tuscania is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland; it is the first ship carrying American troops to Europe to be torpedoed and sunk.
1917 The current constitution of Mexico is adopted, establishing a federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
1917 The Congress of the United States passes the Immigration Act of 1917 over President Woodrow Wilson's veto.
1913 Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane.
1909 Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announces the creation of Bakelite, the world's first synthetic plastic.
1905 In Mexico, the General Hospital of Mexico is inaugurated, started with four basic specialties.
1885 King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal possession.
1869 The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, called the "Welcome Stranger", is found in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia.
1862 Moldavia and Wallachia formally unite to create the Romanian United Principalities.
1859 Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Prince of Moldavia, is also elected as prince of Wallachia, joining the two principalities as a personal union called the United Principalities, an autonomous region within the Ottoman Empire, which ushered the birth of the modern Romanian state.
1852 The New Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, opens to the public.
1849 University of Wisconsin-Madison's first class meets at Madison Female Academy.
1818 Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
1810 Peninsular War: Siege of Cádiz begins.
1807 HMS Blenheim (1761) and HMS Java disappear off the coast of Rodrigues.
1783 In Calabria, a sequence of strong earthquakes begins.
1782 Spanish defeat British forces and capture Menorca.
1778 South Carolina becomes the second state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.
1649 Charles Stuart, the son of King Charles I, is declared King Charles II of England and Scotland by the Scottish Parliament.
1597 A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society.
1576 Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours and rejoins the Protestant forces in the French Wars of Religion.
789 Idris I reaches Volubilis and founds the Idrisid dynasty, ceding Morocco from the Abbasid caliphate and founding the first Moroccan state.
756 An Lushan, leader of a revolt against the Tang Dynasty, declares himself emperor and establishes the state of Yan.
62 Earthquake in Pompeii, Italy.
Famous People Born on February 5

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Year Name
1808 Carl Spitzweg, German painter and poet (d. 1885)
1914 William S. Burroughs, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 1997)
1589 Esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet and educator (d. 1669)
1940 H. R. Giger, Swiss painter, sculptor, and set designer (d. 2014)
1919 Andreas Papandreou, Greek economist and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1996)
1725 James Otis, Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1783)
1929 Luc Ferrari, French pianist and composer (d. 2005)
1984 Carlos Tevez, Argentinian footballer
1947 Darrell Waltrip, American race car driver and sportscaster
1962 Jennifer Jason Leigh, American actress, screenwriter, producer and director
Famous People Deaths On February 5

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Date Name
1989 Joe Raposo, American pianist and composer (b. 1937)
2013 Reinaldo Gargano, Uruguayan journalist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Uruguay (b. 1934)
1882 Adolfo Rivadeneyra, Spanish orientalist and diplomat (b. 1841)
1967 Leon Leonwood Bean, American businessman, founded L.L.Bean (b. 1872)
2006 Norma Candal, Puerto Rican-American actress (b. 1927)
1146 Zafadola, Arab emir of Zaragoza
1917 Jaber II Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ruler (b. 1860)
2013 Tom McGuigan, New Zealand soldier and politician, 23rd New Zealand Minister of Health (b. 1921)
1962 Jacques Ibert, French-Swiss composer (b. 1890)
1981 Ella T. Grasso, American politician, 83rd Governor of Connecticut (b. 1919)