About October 5

October 5, 2024 is the 279th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 87 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

What Happened On October 5

  • 869
    The Fourth Council of Constantinople is convened to decide about what to do about Patriarch Photius of Constantinople.
  • 1550
    Foundation of Concepción, city in Chile.
  • 1869
    The Saxby Gale devastates the Bay of Fundy region of Maritime Canada. The storm had been predicted over a year before by a British naval officer.
  • 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.
  • 1910
    In a revolution in Portugal the monarchy is overthrown and a republic is declared .
  • 1921
    Baseball: The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time.
  • 1936
    The Jarrow March sets off for London.
  • 1943
    98 American POW’s executed by Japanese forces on Wake Island.
  • 1944
    Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.
  • 1947
    The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
  • 1962
    Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, is released.
  • 1968
    Police baton civil rights demonstrators in Derry, Northern Ireland – considered to mark the beginning of The Troubles.
  • 1969
    The first episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus airs on BBC.
  • 1970
    The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.
  • 1984
    Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • 1988
    The Brazilian Constitution is ratified by Constituent Assembly.
  • 1991
    The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released.
  • 1999
    The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.

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