About October 5

October 5, 2020 is the 279th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 87 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 130 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 5

  • 1793
    French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.
  • 1877
    Chief Joseph surrenders his Nez Perce band to General Nelson A. Miles.
  • 1895
    The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    Baseball: The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time.
  • 1936
    The Jarrow March sets off for London.
  • 1944
    Suffrage is extended to women in France.
  • 1947
    The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
  • 1948
    The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 110,000.
  • 1953
    The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
  • 1962
    Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, is released.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    Signature of the European Patent Convention.
  • 1984
    Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • 1988
    The Brazilian Constitution is ratified by Constituent Assembly.
  • 1991
    An Indonesian military transport crashes after takeoff from Jakarta killing 137.
  • 1991
    The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released.
  • 2001
    Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

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