Historical Events on October 5, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on October 5th This Day in History

Year Name
2011 In the Mekong River massacre, two Chinese cargo boats are hijacked and 13 crew members murdered.
2000 Mass demonstrations in Serbia force the resignation of Slobodan Milošević.
1999 The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.
1991 An Indonesian Air Force C-130 crash kills 135 people.
1990 After 150 years The Herald newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, is published for the last time as a separate newspaper.
1988 A Chilean opposition coalition defeats Augusto Pinochet in his re-election attempt.
1986 Mordechai Vanunu's story in The Sunday Times reveals Israel's secret nuclear weapons.
1984 Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space.
1982 Tylenol products are recalled after bottles in Chicago laced with cyanide cause seven deaths.
1974 Bombs planted by the PIRA in pubs in Guildford kill four British soldiers and one civilian.
1970 The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.
1970 The British Trade Commissioner, James Cross, is kidnapped by members of the Front de libération du Québec, triggering the October Crisis in Canada.
1968 A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in Derry is violently suppressed by police.
1966 A reactor at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station near Detroit suffers a partial meltdown.
1963 The United States suspends the Commercial Import Program in response to repression of the Buddhist majority by the regime of President Ngo Dinh Diem.
1962 The first of the James Bond film series, based on the novels by Ian Fleming, Dr. No, is released in Britain.
1962 The first Beatles single, Love Me Do is released in Britain.
1947 President Truman makes the first televised Oval Office address.
1945 A six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of the Warner Brothers studio.
1944 The Provisional Government of the French Republic enfranchises women.
1943 Ninety-eight American POWs are executed by Japanese forces on Wake Island.
1938 In Nazi Germany, Jews' passports are invalidated.
1936 The Jarrow March sets off for London.
1930 British airship R101 crashes in France en route to India on its maiden voyage killing 48 people.
1921 The World Series is the first to be broadcast on radio.
1914 World War I: An aircraft successfully destroys another aircraft with gunfire for the first time.
1911 The Kowloon–Canton Railway commences service.
1910 In a revolution in Portugal the monarchy is overthrown and a republic is declared.
1905 The Wright brothers pilot the Wright Flyer III in a new world record flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes.
1900 Peace congress in Paris condemns British policy in South Africa and asserts Boer Republic's right to self-determination.
1877 The Nez Perce War in the northwestern United States comes to an end.
1869 The Saxby Gale devastates the Bay of Fundy region in Canada.
1869 The Eastman tunnel, in Minnesota, United States, collapses during construction, causing a landslide that nearly destroys St. Anthony Falls.
1838 The Killough massacre in east Texas sees eighteen Texian settlers either killed or kidnapped.
1813 War of 1812: The Army of the Northwest defeats a British and Native Canadian force threatening Detroit.
1789 French Revolution: The Women's March on Versailles effectively terminates royal authority.
1607 Assassins attempt to kill Venetian statesman and scientist Paolo Sarpi.
1450 Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria expels Jews from his jurisdiction.
1143 With the signing of the Treaty of Zamora, King Alfonso VII of León and Castile recognises Portugal as a Kingdom.
869 The Fourth Council of Constantinople is convened to depose patriarch Photios I.
816 King Louis the Pious is crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by the Pope.
610 Heraclius arrives at Constantinople, kills Byzantine Emperor Phocas, and becomes emperor.
Famous People Born on October 5

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Year Name
1902 Larry Fine, American comedian (d. 1975)
1902 Ray Kroc, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1984)
1946 Zahida Hina, Pakistani journalist and author
1923 Kailashpati Mishra, Indian lawyer and politician, 18th Governor of Gujarat (d. 2012)
1903 M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist and academic (d. 1989)
1955 Jean-Jacques Lafon, French singer-songwriter
1966 Sean M. Carroll, American physicist, cosmologist, and academic
1987 Dillon Francis, American DJ and record producer
1993 Wakamotoharu Minato, Japanese sumo wrestler
1970 Tord Gustavsen, Norwegian pianist and composer
Famous People Deaths On October 5

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Date Name
1936 J. Slauerhoff, Dutch poet and author (b. 1898)
1981 Gloria Grahame, American actress (b. 1923)
1986 Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver and accountant (b. 1947)
2004 Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
1992 Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (b. 1939)
1942 Dorothea Klumpke, American astronomer (b. 1861)
1918 Roland Garros, French soldier and pilot (b. 1888)
2006 Antonio Peña, Mexican wrestling promoter, founded Lucha Libre AAA World Wide (b. 1953)
1913 Hans von Bartels, German painter and educator (b. 1856)
2001 Mike Mansfield, American soldier, politician, and diplomat, 22nd United States Ambassador to Japan (b. 1903)