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Events and People Who Made History on October 5

7th Century

610 - Heraclius' fleet takes Constantinople

9th Century

869 - 4th Council of Constantinople (8th ecumenical council) opens

14th Century

1349 - Paris' theologist Jean de Fayt warns for flagellanten at Avignon

15th Century

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

16th Century

1511 - Eedgenootschap signs anti-French Saint League
1511 - Pope Julius II/Germany/Ferdinand of Aragon/Venice/Swiss
1568 - Conference of York begins: trial against Mary Stuart
1568 - Willem 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

17th Century

1632 - Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Groningen
1693 - Haarlem people's revolution due to food shortages

18th Century

1750 - Carlo Goldoni's "Il teatro comica," premieres in Venice
1762 - Opera "Orfeo Ed Euridice" is produced (Vienna)
1777 - Washington begins assault on Germantown, Penn
1796 - Spain declares war on England

19th Century

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
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
1875 - Palace Hotel on Market Street, San Francisco opens
1877 - Chief Joseph surrenders, ending Nez Perce War
1892 - Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in Coffeville, Kansas bank holdup
1896 - William Gillette's "Secret Service," premieres in New York City
1897 - Solomon Andrees baloon/polar expedition reaches White Island

20th Century

1900 - 6th U.S. Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 313 at Chicago Golf Club Illinois
1900 - Harry Vardon wins U.S. Open golf tournament
1905 - Orville/Wilbur Wright's "Flyer III" flight 38.5 km in 38.3"
1906 - Henry Mathewson (New York Giants, Christy's brother) walks 14 men
1907 - Interprovincial Rugby Football Union plays 1st game (Mtl 17 Tor 8)
1907 - Philadelphia A's Rube Vickers no-hits Washington 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 - Yankees win final game at Hilltop stadium
1916 - Soldier Adolf Hitler is injured
1919 - Norwegian population agrees to prohibition
1921 - 1st World Series radio broadcast, Yankees beat Giants 3-0
1921 - Present constitution of Liechtenstein comes into effect
1922 - Yankees and 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 New York City Daily News
1925 - WSM-AM in Nashville, Tennessee begins radio transmissions
1930 - British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais France, 48 die
1931 - 1st nonstop transpacific flight, Japan to Washington (Herndon and Pangborn)
1931 - Paul Green's "House of Connelly," premieres in New York City
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 Yankees score 4 and win 7-4
1942 - 5,000 Jews of Dubno Russia massacred
1942 - St. Louis Cardinals beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 1, in 39th World Series
1943 - U.S. air raid on Wake
1944 - Harold Arlen/ET Harburgs musical premieres in New York City
1944 - Kerkrade (Netherlands) liberated
1945 - Indonesian army forms
1945 - "Meet the Press" premieres on radio
1945 - Queen Wilhelmina visits Rotterdam
1946 - "Yours Is My Heart" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 36 performances
1947 - 1st Presidential address televised from White House-HS 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, New York (IND) begins
1950 - "Pardon Our French" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 100 performances
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 - 50th World Series sees New York Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2, as New York Billy Martin's 12 hits set record; Yankees win record 5th consec WS
1953 - Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of U.S.
1954 - Hurricane Hazel hits Eastern U.S.
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, 7 - 4 at Lindrick GC, England
1957 - Yugoslav dissident Milovan Djilos sentenced to 7 years
1958 - KRTV TV channel 3 in Great Falls, Montana (CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
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 and 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, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 - San Francisco 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 - Battles between Catholic demonstrators and police in Londonderry
1968 - KPLM (now KESQ) TV channel 42 in Palm Springs, California (ABC) begins
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 - PBS becomes a network
1970 - Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross
1975 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1976 - Seattle and Toronto picks 30 unprotected players on other AL rosters Ruppert Jones (Seattle) and Bob Bailor (Toronto) are picked 1st
1977 - "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 43 performances
1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer wins Nobel Prize for literature
1978 - Sweden's Falldin government falls
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 - Yankees 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 New Jersey 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, New Mexico
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 - Actor Ted Shackelford (Knots Landing) weds Annett Wolf
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 - Military transport plane crashes at Djakarta, 133 dies
1991 - New Jersey Devils begin their 10th Anniversary with a 7-2 win over the Blues
1991 - U.S.S.R. reduces nuclear weapons arsenal
1992 - 1st overturn of a George Bush veto (cable bill)
1992 - El Al cargo jet crashes into apartment complex in Amsterdam (250 die)
1992 - New York senator Alphonse D'Mato fillerbusters for 15 hours 20 minutes
1992 - U.S. 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
1994 - 52 members of Zonnetempel, murdered
1995 - "Company" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 68 performances
1996 - Caroline Pierce wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1996 - Cleveland Indians strike out 23 Baltimore Orioles in 12 inn playoff game
1996 - New York Yankee Bernie Williams switch hits home runs in a post season game
1997 - 35th Tennis Fed Cup: France beats Netherlands in Den Bosch Netherlands (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
1998 - House Judiciary Committee recommends a full impeachment inquiry


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