5th October, on this day

869 4th Council of Constantinople (8th ecumenical council) opens
1143 The king Alfonso VII of Leon recognises Portugal as a Kingdom.
1450 Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Ludwig IX
1582 Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain
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 Britain by signing a treaty aligning itself with revolutionary France.
1813 Battle of the Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British
1830 The world's first bathing costume goes on sale in a shop in London
1864 Battle of Allatoona, 1/3 of Union troops die repulsing the 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.
1877 Chief Joseph surrenders, ending Nez Perce War
1880 The earliest 'ball point pen' with a retractable tip and its own ink supply, is patented by Alonzo Cross
1892 Dalton Gang dies in shoot-out in Coffeyville, Kansas bank holdup
1905 Wilbur Wright pilots Wright Flyer III in a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood until 1908.
1908 Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey, Ferdinand I becomes Tsar
1910 Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic
1911 Italian troops occupy Tripoli in Libya during the war with Turkey
1914 The world's first air battle takes place between French and German aircraft during World War I
1915 Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
1917 In Britain, Sir Arthur Lee donates Chequers in Buckinghamshire to the nation as a permanent country retreat for British prime ministers
1921 Present constitution of Liechtenstein comes into effect
1923 Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star
1927 At its annual conference in Blackpool, the British Labour Party votes to nationalise the coal industry
1930 British airship R101 crashes at the edge of a wood near Beauvais in France en route to India, killing 48 of the 54 passengers including the British Air Minister Lord Thompson
1931 1st nonstop transpacific flight, Japan to Wash (Herndon and Pangborn)
1936 Start of the 'Jarrow March' - around 200 unemployed shipyard workers from Jarrow in northeast England begin walking to London to protest about the lack of jobs. The protestors arrive on October 31st
1944 Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.
1944 Suffrage is extended to women in France.
1945 Hollywood Black Friday: A six month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios.
1947 1st U.S. Presidential address televised from White House - President Harry S. Truman.
1948 The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 110,000.
1953 The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
1954 Hurricane Hazel hits Eastern US
1958 5th French republic established
1960 Eastern AL Electra turbo-prop crashed in Boston Harbor (61 die)
1962 Beatles release their 1st record "Love Me Do"
1965 Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups
1965 Dick McInnes stays aloft almost 12 hours in a kite
1966 Near Detroit, Michigan, there is a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor.
1967 For the first time in Britain, a court in Brighton accepts a 'majority verdict' from a jury instead of the unsual 'unanimous verdict' required previously
1968 Police baton civil rights demonstrators in Derry, Northern Ireland - considered to mark the beginning of The Troubles.
1969 In Britain, BBC TV screens the first 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' comedy programme which soon becomes an international success
1970 In US, PBS becomes a network
1970 Quebec seperatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross
1972 The Congregational Church in England and Wales and Presbyterian Church of England combine to form the United Reformed Church
1973 Signature of the European Patent Convention.
1974 Five people are killed and a further 65 injured when the IRA bombs two pubs in Guildford, Surrey
1981 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honarary American
1982 Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, NM
1983 Lech Walesa wins the Nobel Peace Prize
1984 Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
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."
1988 Israel bans Meir Kahane's Kach Party on grounds of racism
1988 The Chilean opposition coalition Concertación (center-left) defeat Augusto Pinochet in his re-election intentions. Next year a general election was called.
1989 In the United States, disgraced TV evangelist Jim Bakker is found guilty of fleecing his followers of 158 million dollars
1990 After one hundred and fifty years The Herald broadsheet newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, is published for the last time as a separate newspaper.
1991An Indonesian military transport crashes after takeoff from Jakarta killing 137.
1991 The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released.
1999 The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.
2000 Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Miloševic. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution.
2001 Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

5th October 2005

Iran 'behind attacks on British'

Euthanasia test for Supreme Court

New Orleans sacks 3,000 workers

5th October 2006

Russians 'in N Korea test talks'

US anger at Sudan Darfur threat

Germans uncover 'Nazi mass grave'

5th October 2007

UN envoy describes Burma 'abuse'

US kills '25 militants' in Iraq

Spain police seize Basque leaders

5th October 2008

Germany acts to guarantee savings

Suicide bomber strikes in Mosul

Deadly clashes kill 25 in Assam

5th October 2009

Suicide bomb hits UN in Pakistan

Iraqi funeral struck by bombing

Pilots protest over flying hours

Birthdates which occurred on 5th October:

1703 Jonathan Edwards US, theologian/philosopher (Original Sin)
1713 Denis Diderot France, encyclopedist (Dictionnaire Encyclop‚dique)
1830 Chester Alan Arthur Fairfield Vt, (R) 21st Pres (1881-85)
1840 John Addington Symonds Brit historian/writer (Probs in Greek Ethics)
1864 Louis LumiŠre with brother Auguste made 1st motion picture in 1895
1882 Robert Hutchings Goddard Worcester Mass, rocket pioneer
1887 Ren‚ Cassin pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1968)
19-- Bever-Leigh Banfield NYC, actress (Officer Edie-Open All Night)
19-- Brian Johnson rocker (AC/DC-Highway to Hell))
19-- Shell Kepler actress (Amy Vining-General Hospital)
19-- Thom Christopher actor (Carlo Hesser-One Life to Live)
19-- Troy Luccketta rock drummer (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
1902 Ray Kroc Illinois, founder of McDonalds/owner (San Diego Padres)
1904 John Hoyt Bronxville NY, actor (Gimme a Break, Tom Dick & Mary)
1908 Joshua Logan Broadway producer (South Pacific)
1912 Tony Martin Brooklyn NY, announcer (Arthur Godfrey)
1919 Allen Ludden Mineral Point Wisc, TV host (Password)
1919 Donald Pleasence Worksop England, actor (Fantastic Voyage, Halloween)
1921 Bill Willis AAFC, NFL guard (Cleveland Browns)
1923 Glynis Johns Pretoria South Africa, actress (Mary Poppins)
1923 Philip Berrigan militant priest (Chicago 7)
1924 Bill Dana Quincy Mass, comedian/actor (Jose Jimenez)
1925 Gail Davis Little Rock Ark, actress (Annie Oakley)
1929 Richard F Gordon Jr Seattle, Capt USN/astronaut (Gemini 11, Apol 12)
1930 Pavel R Popovich Ukraine, cosmonaut (Vostok 4, Soyuz 14)
1930 Skip Homeier Chicago Illinois, actor (Beachhead, Dakota Incident)
1933 Diane Cilento Australia, actress (Agony & Ecstasy, Wicker Man)
1935 Peter Brown NYC, actor (Lawman, Laredo, Bold & Beautiful)
1937 Barry Switzer football coach (Oklahoma)
1941 Ricardo Hoffmann marathon swimmer (299 miles)
1943 Steve Miller Milwaukee, rocker (Abracadabra, Space Cowboy)
1948 Sal Viscuso Brooklyn NY, actor (Soap, Montefuscos)
1950 Jeff Conway NYC, actor (Bobby-Taxi)
1951 Bob Geldof pop musician (Boomtown Rats, Band Aid)
1951 Karen Allen Illinois, actress (Cruising, Starman, Wanderers)
1951 Leah Poulos-Mueller US, speed skater (Olympic-gold-1980)
1952 Clive Barker producer (Hell Raiser)
1954 Duncan Regehr Alberta Canada, actor (Wizards & Warriors)
1955 Leo Barnes rocker (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go)
1957 Jeanne Evert tennis player, Chris' sister
1958 Brent W Jett Jr Pontiac Mich, USN Lt Commander/astronaut
1958 Lee Thompson sax (Madness-Baggy Trousers)
1962 Ken Noda NYC, pianist (Rivalry)
1962 Michael Andretti Indy-car racer/Auto Hall of Fame (elected 1986)
1965 Mario Lemieux Montreal, Pitts Penguin (#66) high scorer
1965 Penny Baker Buffalo NY, playmate (January, 1984)
1969 Karyn Parsons actress (Hilary-Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
1974 Douglas Emerson Glendale Calif, actor (Robbie-Herbie The Love Bug)
1975 Scott E Weinger NYC, actor (Steve Taylor-The Family Man)
2176 Winston Matthew Kyle Perth, Australia (Star Trek)


Deaths which occurred on October 5th:
1941 Louis D Brandeis 1st Jewish Supreme Court Justice, dies at 84
1967 Clifton C Williams Jr astronaut, dies at 35, in T-38 jet crash
1976 Barbara Nichols actress (Pajama Game, Loved One), dies at 46
1981 Gloria Grahame actress (Sue-Rich Man Poor Man), dies at 55
1981 Jud Strunk singer/comedian (Laugh-In), dies at 48
1984 Leonard Rossiter actor, dies of a heart attack at 57
1990 Meir Kahane founder of Jewish defense league, assassinated at 58

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