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It happened on October 5th in history

  • 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.