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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Various American labor unions, including the CWA and the ATU, join the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York City. //www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/05/wallstreet-protests-idUSN1E7931BO20111005 (Reuters)

Friday, October 5, 2007

Marion Jones admits using banned substances during her athletic career and risks being stripped of her five Olympic medals. //www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/10/06/2052570.htm (AFP via ABC News Online)

Sunday, October 5, 2003

Israeli warplanes strike inside Syrian territory.
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.
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.

Tuesday, October 5, 1999

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

UNESCO 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

Friday, October 5, 1984

Monday, October 5, 1981

Raoul Wallenberg becomes posthumously honorary citizen of the United States

Sunday, October 5, 1980

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.
British Leyland launches its new Metro, a three-door entry-level hatchback which is designed as the eventual replacement for the Mini. It gives BL a long-awaited modern competitor for the likes of the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Chevette.
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher delivers her famous 'The lady's not for turning' speech.

Thursday, October 5, 1972

The United Reformed Church is founded out of the Congregational and Presbyterian Churches.

Sunday, October 5, 1969

Saturday, October 5, 1968

Police baton civil rights demonstrators in Derry, Northern Ireland, marking the beginning of The Troubles.

Tuesday, October 5, 1965

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

Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California.

Thursday, October 5, 1950

The Indonesian government quells riots in the Moluccas.
The Agate Pass Bridge opens for traffic in Washington State.
The 1950-1951 invasion of Tibet by People's Republic of China begins.

Sunday, October 5, 1947

President Harry S. Truman delivers the first televised White House address speaking on the world food crises.

Friday, October 5, 1945

A strike by the Set Decorator's Union in Hollywood results in a riot.

Thursday, October 5, 1944

WWII: Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over Holland.

Tuesday, October 5, 1937

Roosevelt gives his famous "Quarantine Speech" in Chicago.

Friday, October 5, 1934

Monday, October 5, 1931

American gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion in Chicago.
Leeds Bradford International Airport is opened as Leeds and Bradford Municipal Aerodrome in England.
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.

Sunday, October 5, 1930

the British "Airship R101" crashes in France enroute to India on its maiden long-range flight.

Monday, October 5, 1925

16 ndash Locarno Treaties negotiated.

Wednesday, October 5, 1910

Portugal becomes a republic King Manuel II of Portugal flees to England.

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

Alpha Kappa Psi, the co-ed Professional Business Fraternity, is founded on the cus of New York University

Tuesday, October 5, 1897

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.

Monday, October 5, 1863

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.

Friday, October 5, 1860

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.

Sunday, October 5, 1823

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/

Monday, October 5, 1818

Claudine Thévenet (known as 'Mary of St. Ignatius') founds the Roman Catholic order "Religieuses de Jésus-Marie" (Religious of Jesus And Mary) in Lyon, France.

Tuesday, October 5, 1813

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.

Monday, October 5, 1795

13 Vendémiaire: Royalist riots in Paris are crushed by troops under Paul Barras and newly reinstalled artillery officer Napoleon Bonaparte.

Monday, October 5, 1733

The election of Augustus III to succeed his father as King of Poland sparks the War of the Polish Succession.

Saturday, October 5, 1675

The Pocomtuc tribe attacks and destroys Springfield, Massachusetts.

Monday, October 5, 1665

The University of Kiel is founded.

Monday, October 5, 1592

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)

Jews were expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Ludwig IX.

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)

Ming Dynasty troops attack the Kindom of Lanna with Sipsongpanna support.
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.
"Bellifortis", a book on military techonology, is published by Konrad Kyeser.

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.
Robert of Ketton makes the first European translation of the Qur'an into Latin.
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)

Kongo Gumi, the world's oldest continuously operating company (578–2006), is founded in Osaka, Japan.
Reccopolis founded by king Liuvigild.

Thursday, October 4, 456 (Julianian calendar)

The Visigoths under king Theodoric II, acting on orders of Avitus, invade Spain with an army of Burgundians, Franks and Goths, led by their kings Chilperic I and Gondioc. They defeat the Suebi under king Rechiar on the river Urbicus near Astorga (Gallaecia) this shatters the power of the Suebi. During the battle Rechiar is captured and later executed.
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