About October 5

October 5, 2021 is the 278th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 87 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Libra is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 119 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 5

  • 610
    Coronation of Byzantine Emperor Heraclius
  • 869
    The Fourth Council of Constantinople is convened to decide about what to do about Patriarch Photius of Constantinople.
  • 1143
    King Alfonso VII of León recognises Portugal as a Kingdom.
  • 1550
    Foundation of Concepción, city in Chile.
  • 1789
    French 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.
  • 1864
    The Indian city of Calcutta is almost totally destroyed by a cyclone; 60,000 die.
  • 1905
    Wilbur Wright pilots Wright Flyer III in a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood until 1908.
  • 1914
    World War I: first aerial combat resulting in an intentional fatality.
  • 1915
    Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
  • 1921
    Baseball: The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time.
  • 1930
    British Airship R101 crashes in France en-route to India on its maiden voyage.
  • 1936
    The Jarrow March sets off for London.
  • 1943
    98 American POW’s executed by Japanese forces on Wake Island.
  • 1955
    Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California.
  • 1966
    Near Detroit, Michigan, there is a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor.
  • 1969
    The first episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus airs on BBC.
  • 1982
    Chicago Tylenol murders: Johnson & Johnson initiates a nationwide product recall in the United States for all products in its Tylenol brand after several bottles in Chicago are found to have been laced with cyanide, resulting in seven deaths.
  • 1988
    The Brazilian Constitution is ratified by Constituent Assembly.
  • 1988
    The Chilean opposition coalition Concertación (center-left) defeats Augusto Pinochet in his re-election attempt and a general election is called the following year.
  • 2000
    Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution.

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