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Notable Historical Events on October 5th

1923Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star

1916Soldier Adolf Hitler is injured

1905Orville/Wilbur Wright's "Flyer III" flight 38.5 km in 38.3"

19471st Presidential address televised from White House- Harry Truman

1833Charles Darwin moves with Parana to Santa Fe Bajada Argentina

1949WBNS TV channel 10 in Columbus, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

1568Conference of York begins: trial against Mary Stuart

1980Kathy Whitworth/Donna Caponi Young win Portland Ping Team Golf Champ

2007"Michael Clayton", starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, and Tilda Swinton, is released

1993Last honor guard at Lenin's mausoleum

1953Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of US

19921st overturn of a George Bush veto (cable bill)

2001Barry Bonds hits his 71st home run, breaking Mark McGwire's record of 70 for the most home runs hit in a single season (Bonds would end up with 73 in total)

1956Yogi Berra becomes 4th Yank to hit a World Series grand slam

1511Pope Julius II/Germany/Ferdinand of Aragon/Venice/Swiss

1993Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor

October 5th Historical Events
Date Event
610
Heraclius' fleet takes Constantinople 
869
4th Council of Constantinople (8th ecumenical council) opens 
1143
The king Alfonso VII of Leon recognises Portugal as a Kingdom. 
1349
Paris' theologist Jean de Fayt warns against the Flagellants at Avignon 
1430
Duke Philip the Good of Bourgondy visits Brussels 
1450
Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Ludwig IX 
1465
French King Louis XI signs peace with Charles the Stout 
1511
Eedgenootschap signs anti-French Saint League 
1511
Pope Julius II/Germany/Ferdinand of Aragon/Venice/Swiss 
1550
Foundation of Concepción, city in Chile. 
1568
Conference of York begins: trial against Mary Stuart 
1568
William of Oranges army occupies Brabant 
1572
Spanish army under Alva's son Don Frederik plunders Mechelen 
1582
Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy, other Catholic countries 
1632
Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Groningen 
1665
The University of Kiel is founded. 
1693
Haarlem people's revolution due to food shortages 
1750
Carlo Goldoni's "Il teatro comica," premieres in Venice 
1762
Opera "Orfeo Ed Euridice" is produced (Vienna) 
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. 
1793
French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France. 
1796
Spain declares war on England 
1813
Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British 
1823
Weber visits Beethoven 
1830
King Willem I mobilizes Dutch army 
1833
Charles Darwin moves with Parana to Santa Fe Bajada Argentina 
1857
The City of Anaheim was founded. 
1862
Battle of Big Hatchie River, MS 
1862
Federal fleet occupies Galveston, Texas 
1863
Confederate sub David damages Union ship Ironsides 
1864
Battle of Allatoona, 1/3 of Union troops die repulsing South 
1864
Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone (approx 60,000 die) 
1867
Last day of Julian calendar in Alaska 
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. 
1875
Palace Hotel on Market Street, SF opens 
1877
Chief Joseph surrenders, ending Nez Perce War 
1892
Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in Coffeville, Kansas bank holdup 
1895
The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London. 
1896
William Gillette's "Secret Service," premieres in NYC 
1897
Solomon Andrees baloon/polar expedition reaches White Island 
1900
6th US Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 313 at Chicago GC Ill 
1900
Harry Vardon wins US Open golf tournament 
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. 
1905
Orville/Wilbur Wright's "Flyer III" flight 38.5 km in 38.3" 
1906
Henry Mathewson (NY Giants, Christy's brother) walks 14 men 
1907
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union plays 1st game (Mtl 17 Tor 8) 
1907
Phila A's Rube Vickers no-hits Wash Senators, 4-0 in 5 inning game 
1908
Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey, Ferdinand I becomes Tsar 
1908
White Sox Ed Walsh tops Detroit 6-1 for his 40th victory 
1910
Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic 
1911
Italian troops occupy Tripoli 
1912
Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game 
1912
Red Sox defeat A's 3-0 for then AL record 105th win 
1912
Yanks win final game at Hilltop stadium 
1914
World War I first aerial combat resulting in a kill. 
1915
Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers. 
1915
Allies land troops at the northern Greek city of Salonika; Greece is nominally neutral but allows the landing 
1916
Soldier Adolf Hitler is injured 
1919
Norwegian population agrees to prohibition 
1921
1st World Series radio broadcast, Yanks beat Giants 3-0 
1921
Present constitution of Liechtenstein comes into effect 
1922
Yanks & Giants play an infamous 3-3 tie World Series game 
1923
Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star 
1924
1st Little Orphan Annie-strip appears in NYC Daily News 
1925
WSM-AM in Nashville Tenn begins radio transmissions 
1930
British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais France, 48 die 
1931
1st nonstop transpacific flight, Japan to Wash (Herndon & Pangborn) 
1931
Paul Green's "House of Connelly," premieres in NYC 
1936
The Jarrow March sets off for London. 
1937
Minister Romme says unemployment is 25% "quarter of Romme" 
1941
Mickey Owens drops a 3rd strike, Tom Hendrick reaches 1st safely - would have been last out, instead Yanks score 4 & win 7-4 
1942
5,000 Jews of Dubno Russia massacred 
1942
St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 1, in 39th World Series 
1943
US air raid on Wake 
1944
Harold Arlen/ET Harburgs musical premieres in NYC 
1944
Kerkrade (Neth) liberated 
1944
Suffrage is extended to women in France. 
1945
"Meet the Press" premieres on radio 
1945
Indonesian army forms 
1945
Queen Wilhelmina visits Rotterdam 
1945
Hollywood Black Friday: A six month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios. 
1946
"Yours Is My Heart" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 36 perfs 
1947
1st Presidential address televised from White House- Harry Truman 
1947
Al Gionfriddo makes a great catch off Joe Dimaggio in World Series 
1949
WBNS TV channel 10 in Columbus, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1949
WOR (now WWOR) TV channel 9 in NY-Secaucus, NY (IND) begins 
1950
"Pardon Our French" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 100 perfs 
1952
19th congress of Communist Party meets in Moscow 
1952
6th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 1-1 at Detroit 
1953
Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of US 
1953
50th World Series sees NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2, as NY Billy Martin's 12 hits set record; Yanks win record 5th consec WS 
1953
The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held. 
1954
Hurricane Hazel hits Eastern US 
1956
Yogi Berra becomes 4th Yank to hit a World Series grand slam 
1957
11th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3 at Montreal 
1957
12th Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland win, 7½-4½ at Lindrick Golf Club (Rotherham, Yorkshire, England) 
1957
Yugoslav dissident Milovan Djilos sentenced to 7 years 
1958
KRTV TV channel 3 in Great Falls, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1958
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1958
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1960
British Labour party demands unilateral nuclear disarmament 
1960
Eastern AL Electra turbo-prop crashed in Boston Harbor (61 die) 
1960
KEYC TV channel 12 in Mankato, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1961
China & Nepal sign treaty 
1962
Beatles release their 1st record "Love Me Do" 
1963
17th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-3 at Toronto 
1963
Hyde St Pier re-opens as State Historical Park 
1963
Little Richard joins Everly Brothers Tour 
1964
KIXE TV channel 9 in Redding, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1964
SF Fire Department Museum is dedicated 
1965
Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups 
1965
Dick McInnes stays aloft almost 12 hours in a kite 
1968
KPLM (now KESQ) TV channel 42 in Palm Springs, CA (ABC) begins 
1968
Civil rights march in Derry is stopped by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) before it had properly begun; clashes between RUC and protesters lead to two days of serious rioting-some consider this to be the beginning of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland 
1969
Carol Mann wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational 
1969
Monty Python's Flying Circus begins airing on BBC 
1969
Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks 55-yard field goal 
1970
John Creach, joins Jefferson Airplane 
1970
Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross 
1970
PBS becomes a US television network. 
1971
A new sitting of the Northern Ireland parliament at Stormont begins, though the Social Democratic and Labour Party remain absent due to its continuing protest against Internment 
1972
Herbert Mullin 1st kills, to prevent earthquakes 
1973
Signature of the European Patent Convention. 
1974
Guildford pub bombing by the IRA leaves 5 dead and 65 injured. 
1975
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1976
Seattle & Toronto picks 30 unprotected players on other AL rosters Ruppert Jones (Seattle) & Bob Bailor (Toronto) are picked 1st 
1977
"Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 43 performances 
1978
Isaac Bashevis Singer wins Nobel Prize for literature 
1978
Sweden's Fälldin government falls 
1978
Over 30 major nations ratify the Environmental Modification Convention which prohibits environmental modification techniques 
1980
Formal opening of meditation hall of Zenshin Temple in Riverdale Bronx 
1980
Kathy Whitworth/Donna Caponi Young win Portland Ping Team Golf Champ 
1980
Yanks set AL attendance mark at 2,627,417 
1981
Dutch guilder/Deutsche mark revalued up 5.5% 
1981
Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honarary American 
1982
1st NJ Devils game, tie the Pitts Penguins 3-3 at the Meadowlands 
1982
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
1982
Hernan Siles Zuazo appointed president of Bolivia 
1982
Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, NM 
1983
Lech Walesa wins Nobel Peace Prize 
1984
13th Space Shuttle Mission (41-G)-Challenger 6-launched 
1985
Grambling's Eddie Robinson wins record 324th football game 
1986
London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms 
1988
Brazil adopts its Constitution 
1988
Chilean population agrees at referendum against Pinochet regime 
1988
Israel bans Meir Kahane's Kach Party on grounds of racism 
1990
Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obsentity (Mappelthorpe photos) 
1991
Military transport plane crashes at Djakarta, 133 dies 
1991
NJ Devils begin their 10th Anniversary with a 7-2 win over the Blues 
1991
USSR reduces nuclear weapons arsenal 
1991
Carlos Huerta's NCAA record streak of successful points after a touchdown ends at 157 
1991
Fresno State ties NCAA record with 49 points in a quarter, as they route New Mexico 94-17 
1991
The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released. 
1992
1st overturn of a George Bush veto (cable bill) 
1992
NY senator Alphonse D'Mato fillerbusters for 15 hours 20 mins 
1992
US Air goes on strike 
1993
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
1993
Last honor guard at Lenin's mausoleum 
1993
Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor 
1994
28th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill & Pam Tillis wins 
1994
52 members of Zonnetempel, murdered 
1995
"Company" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 performances 
1996
Caroline Pierce wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic 
1996
Cleve Indians strike out 23 Balt Orioles in 12 inn playoff game 
1996
NY Yankee Bernie Williams switch hits HRs in a post season game 
1997
35th Tennis Fed Cup: France beats Netherlands in Den Bosch Neth (4-1) 
1997
Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA CoreStates Betsy King Classic 
1997
Davis Love III wins golf's Buick challenge, shooting a 267 
1997
STS 86 (Atlantis 20) lands 
1997
Vantage Senior Golf Championship 
1999
The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people. 
2000
Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution. 
2001
Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks. 
2001
Tom Ridge resigns as Governor of Pennsylvania to become President Bush's Homeland Security Advisor. 
2001
Barry Bonds hits his 71st home run, breaking Mark McGwire's record of 70 for the most home runs hit in a single season (Bonds would end up with 73 in total) 
2007
"Michael Clayton", starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, and Tilda Swinton, is released 
2012
Anglo Platinum Limited fires 12,000 striking workers in South Africa 
2013
Wladimir Klitschko defeats Alexander Povetkin to retain his WBA Heavyweight Championship 
2014
South Sydney Rabbitohs win the 2014 NRL Grand Final 
2016
Google Introduces the Pixel, Its Own Smartphone 
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