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October 5th, 2001 (October 05 2001)EventRobert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
October 5th, 2001 (October 05 2001)EventTom Ridge resigns as Governor of Pennsylvania to become President Bush s Homeland Security Advisor.
October 5th, 2000 (October 05 2000)EventMass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution.
October 5th, 1999 (October 05 1999)EventThe Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.
October 5th, 1991 (October 05 1991)EventAn Indonesian military transport crashes after takeoff from Jakarta killing 137.
October 5th, 1991 (October 05 1991)EventThe first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released.
October 5th, 1990 (October 05 1990)EventAfter one hundred and fifty years The Herald broadsheet newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, is published for the last time as a separate newspaper.
October 5th, 1988 (October 05 1988)EventThe Chilean opposition coalition Concertacion (center-left) defeat Augusto Pinochet in his re-election intentions. Next year a general election was called.
October 5th, 1986 (October 05 1986)EventIsraeli secret nuclear weapons were revealedied in 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."
October 5th, 1984 (October 05 1984)EventMarc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
October 5th, 1981 (October 05 1981)EventRaoul Wallenberg becomes an honorary U.S. citizen.
October 5th, 1974 (October 05 1974)EventGuildford pub bombing by the IRA leaves 5 dead and 65 injured.
October 5th, 1973 (October 05 1973)EventSignature of the European Patent Convention.
October 5th, 1970 (October 05 1970)EventPBS became a television network.
October 5th, 1970 (October 05 1970)EventMontreal, Quebec: British Trade Commissioner James Cross is kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group.
October 5th, 1966 (October 05 1966)EventNear Detroit, Michigan, there is a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor.Enrico Fermi Quotes
October 5th, 1953 (October 05 1953)EventThe first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
October 5th, 1947 (October 05 1947)EventThe first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.Harry S. Truman Quotes
October 5th, 1945 (October 05 1945)EventHollywood Black Friday: A six month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers studios.
October 5th, 1944 (October 05 1944)EventCanadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.
October 5th, 1944 (October 05 1944)EventSuffrage is extended to women in France.
October 5th, 1936 (October 05 1936)EventThe Jarrow March sets off for London.
October 5th, 1930 (October 05 1930)EventBritish Airship R101 crashed in France en-route to India on its maiden voyage.
October 5th, 1921 (October 05 1921)EventBaseball: The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time.
October 5th, 1915 (October 05 1915)EventBulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
October 5th, 1914 (October 05 1914)EventWorld War I first aerial combat resulting in a kill.
October 5th, 1910 (October 05 1910)EventPortugal overthrows its monarchy and declares itself a republic.
October 5th, 1905 (October 05 1905)EventWilbur Wright pilots Wright Flyer III in a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood until 1908.Wilbur Wright Quotes
October 5th, 1903 (October 05 1903)EventSir Samuel Griffith is appointed the first Chief Justice of Australia and Sir Edmund Barton and Richard O Connor are appointed as foundation justices.
October 5th, 1895 (October 05 1895)EventThe first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.
October 5th, 1877 (October 05 1877)EventChief Joseph surrenders his Nez Perce band to General Nelson A. Miles.Chief Joseph Quotes
October 5th, 1869 (October 05 1869)EventA 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 5th, 1864 (October 05 1864)EventThe Indian city of Calcutta is almost totally destroyed by a cyclone; 60,000 die.
October 5th, 1857 (October 05 1857)EventThe City of Anaheim was founded.
October 5th, 1793 (October 05 1793)EventFrench Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.
October 5th, 1789 (October 05 1789)EventFrench 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 5th, 1665 (October 05 1665)EventThe University of Kiel is founded.
October 5th, 1582 (October 05 1582)EventBecause of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
October 5th, 1550 (October 05 1550)EventFoundation of Concepcion, city in Chile.
October 5th, 1143 (October 05 1143)EventThe king Alfonso VII of Leon recognises Portugal as a Kingdom.
October 5th, 0869 (October 05 0869)EventThe Fourth Council of Constantinople is convened to decide about what to do about Patriarch Photius of Constantinople.

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