Thursday, February 5, 2009
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
U.S. stock market indices plunge more than 3% after a report
shows signs of economic recession in the service sector. The SP 500 fall 3.2%, The Dow Jones Industrial Average
drops 370 points.
Thursday, February 5, 2004
Wednesday, February 5, 2003
At the United Nations US Secretary of State Colin Powell presents the US government's case against the Saddam Hussein government of Iraq, as part of the diplomatic side of the U.S. plan to invade Iraq. The presentation includes tape recordings, satellite photographs and other intelligence data, and aims to prove WMD production, evasion of weapons inspections and a link to Al-Qaida.
Congressman Howard Coble, of North Carolina, chairman of the House committee overseeing homeland security, said that the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II was justified, and that it had been done for their own safety. He was roundly criticized by Asian American members of Congress and spokespeople for Asian American organizations.
Saturday, February 5, 1994
Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
Tuesday, February 5, 1991
Gulf War: Ground troops cross the Saudi Arabian border and enter Kuwait, thus starting the ground phase of the war.
A Michigan court bars Dr. Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides.
In the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic, rioting breaks out against the settlement of Armenian refugees there.
Tuesday, February 5, 1985
Australia cancels its involvement in U.S.-led MX missile tests.
London-based Laker Airways collapses, leaving 6,000 stranded passengers and debts of $270 million.
Thursday, February 5, 1976
Władysław Gomułka is expelled from the Central Council of the Polish Communist Party.
Switzerland gives women voting rights in state elections, but not in all canton-specific ones.
Wednesday, February 5, 1969
Wednesday, February 5, 1964
On February 5, 1964, India backed out of its promise to hold plebiscite in disputed territory of Kashmir. Instead, in March 1965, the Indian Parliament passed a bill, declaring Kashmir a province of India. In 1948, India had taken the issue of Kashmir to the United Nations Security Council and offered to hold a plebiscite in the held Kashmir under UN supervision.
February 9 ndash In Congo, President Joseph Kasavubu names Joseph Ileo as the new Prime Minister.
Thursday, February 5, 1953
The Soviet Union breaks diplomatic relations with Israel after bomb explosion in Soviet embassy.
Walt Disney's feature film "Peter Pan
Wednesday, February 5, 1941
Tuesday, February 5, 1924
Five Power Naval Disarmament Treaty signed between United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy
Finnish Minister of the Interior Heikki Ritavuori is assassinated by Ernst Tandefelt.
Tuesday, February 5, 1918
The SS Tuscania
is torpedoed off the Irish coast, it is the first ship carrying American troops to Europe to be torpedoed and sunk.
The new constitution of Mexico is adopted.
Tuesday, February 5, 1889
Saturday, February 5, 1887
Thursday, February 5, 1885
King Léopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo Free State as a personal possession.
Tuesday, February 5, 1884
Saturday, February 5, 1881
Thursday, February 5, 1857
The largest slave auction in United States history, dubbed as 'The Weeping Time'. Over a 2-day period, Pierce M. Butler sells 436 men, women, children, and infants, all of whom are kept in stalls meant for horses at a racetrack in Savannah, Georgia, for weeks beforehand.
France and the United Kingdom formally declare war on China in the Second Opium War.
A rescue effort, called the First Relief, leaves Johnson's Ranch to save the ill-fated Donner Party
. These California bound emigrants became snowbound in the Sierra Nevada in the winter of 1846–1847, and some had resorted to cannibalism to survive.
Wednesday, February 5, 1840
Thursday, February 5, 1818
Tuesday, February 5, 1811
Thursday, February 5, 1778
Wednesday, February 5, 1766
An observer in Wilmington, North Carolina reports to the Edinburgh newspaper "Caledonian Mercury" that three ships were seized by British men-of-war on the charge of carrying official documents without sts. The strict enforcement causes seven other ships to leave Wilmington for other ports.
The Great Holocaust of the Sikh
s is carried out by the forces of Ahmed Shah Abdali
. In all, over 500,000 men, women and children perish in this caign of slaughter.
Saturday, February 5, 1661
In Edinburgh, Scotland claimant King Charles II of England is declared King in his absence. Scotland is the first of the three Kingdoms to recognize his claim to the throne.
Wednesday, February 5, 1631
Thursday, February 5, 1626
The Huguenot rebels and the French government sign the Treaty of Paris, ending the second Huguenot rebellion.
Wednesday, February 5, 1597
Wednesday, January 26, 1558 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, January 26, 1556 (Julianian calendar)
Akbar ascends to the throne of the Mughal Empire at age 13 he will rule until his death in 1605 by which time most of the north and centre of the Indian subcontinent will be under his control.
Thursday, January 29, 1265 (Julianian calendar)
India, Delhi: Ghiyas-Ud-Din-Balban comes to the throne and introduces Sijdah.
The Mamluk Bahri dynasty of Egypt captures several cities and towns from Crusader states in the Middle East, including the cities of Haifa, Arsuf, and Caesarea Maritima these events eventually precipitate the Eighth Crusade in 1267.
Wednesday, January 29, 1136 (Julianian calendar)
Battle of Crug Mawr: Owain Gwynedd of Wales defeats the Normans.
Grimoald, duke of Bari, supported by the emperor, rebels against the king of Sicily Roger II.ref name=encyclopedia
Friday, January 30, 1036 (Julianian calendar)