Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Ain es Saheb airstrike: Israeli warplanes attack an alleged Islamic Jihad training base deep in Syria in retaliation for a suicide bombing at a Haifa restaurant that killed 19 people, the army said Sunday. Israeli media state this is the first Israeli attack on Syrian soil in more than two decades. An emergency session of the UN Security Council is scheduled to debate the action. France and Germany condemn the attack. The international community calls for restraint by all parties involved. //www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/01052200.htm
Thursday, October 5, 2000
President Slobodan Milošević leaves office after widespread demonstrations throughout Serbia and the withdrawal of Russian support. This political event became known as 5th October Revolution in Serbia.
Thirty-one people die in the Ladbroke Grove rail crash, west of London, England.
Thursday, October 5, 1995
Tansu Çiller of DYP forms the new government of Turkey (51st government, a minority government which failed to receive the vote of confidence)
Wednesday, October 5, 1994
inaugurates World Teachers' Day to celebrate and commemorate the signing of the Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers on October 5, 1966.
Thursday, October 5, 1989
El Asnam, Algeria is destroyed by an earthquake, which claims more than 2,600 lives. After the quake, El Asnam is rebuilt and changes its name to the city of Chlef.
Thursday, October 5, 1972
Saturday, October 5, 1968
Pakistan severs diplomatic relations with Malaysia because of their disagreement in the UN.
Wednesday, October 5, 1960
White South Africans vote to make the country a republic
Wednesday, October 5, 1955
Thursday, October 5, 1950
The Indonesian government quells riots in the Moluccas
President Harry S. Truman
delivers the first televised White House address speaking on the world food crises.
A strike by the Set Decorator's Union in Hollywood results in a riot
Thursday, October 5, 1944
Roosevelt gives his famous "Quarantine Speech" in Chicago.
American gangster Al Capone
is sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion in Chicago
American aviators Clyde Edward Pangborn and Hugh Herndon, Jr., complete the first non-stop flight across the Pacific Ocean, from Misawa, Japan, to East Wenatchee, Washington, in 41½ hours.
the British "Airship R101
" crashes in France enroute to India on its maiden long-range flight.
16 ndash Locarno Treaties negotiated.
Wednesday, October 5, 1910
Thursday, October 5, 1905
The Wright Brothers
' third aeroplane (Wright Flyer III
) stays in the air for 39 minutes with Wilbur piloting, the first aeroplane flight lasting over half an hour.
Wednesday, October 5, 1904
After a long siege, Brazilian government troops take Canudos in north Brazil, crushing Antônio Conselheiro and his followers.
Thursday, October 5, 1882
The Society for Ethical Culture of Chicago ndash (currently the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago) is founded by Felix Adler.
Wednesday, October 5, 1881
December 31 ndash International Cotton Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia
Wednesday, October 5, 1864
A cyclone kills 70,000 in Calcutta, India.
The Brooklyn, Bath and Coney Island Rail Road starts operations in Brooklyn, New York this is now the oldest right-of-way on the New York City Subway, the largest rapid transit system in the United States and one of the largest in the world.
Austria, Britain, France, Prussia and the Ottoman Empire form a commission to investigate the causes of the massacres of Maronite Christians, committed by Druzes in Lebanon earlier in the year.
Medical journal "The Lancet" is founded by Thomas Wakley in London.
November ndash According to tradition, William Webb Ellis invents the sport of Rugby football at Rugby School in England.ref name=CBH/
War of 1812 ndash Battle of the Thames in Upper Canada: William Henry Harrison defeats the British, and native leader Tecumseh is killed in battle.
Saturday, October 5, 1675
The Koreans are victorious over the Japanese in the naval Siege of Jinju
Saturday, September 25, 1568 (Julianian calendar)
William I of Orange invades the Southeastern Netherlands.
Saturday, September 26, 1450 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, September 26, 1412 (Julianian calendar)
Emperor Go-Komatsu abdicates and Emperor Shoko accedes to the throne of Japan.
Saturday, September 26, 1405 (Julianian calendar)
Bath Abbey is built in England.
Christine de Pizan writes letter to Queen Isabeau urging her to intervene in political struggle between dukes of Burgundy and Orleans.
First written record of whiskey being consumed recorded in Ireland, where it was distilled by Catholic monks.
Tuesday, September 28, 1143 (Julianian calendar)
Treaty of Zamora: Portugal
is recognized by the Kingdom of Leon as an independent kingdom, although it has functioned as one since the Battle of São Mamede
The exploration of the uncharted eastern parts of Germany
begins, and results in the founding of cities such as Lübeck
During the summer the people of Rome
revolt against the authority of the Pope and create a republican city-state comparable to that of the other Italian cities.
Monday, October 3, 578 (Julianian calendar)
, the world's oldest continuously operating company (578–2006), is founded in Osaka, Japan
Thursday, October 4, 456 (Julianian calendar)