About October 5

October 5, 2022 is the 278th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 87 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

What Happened On October 5

  • 1450
    Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria.
  • 1793
    French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.
  • 1813
    Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British.
  • 1864
    The Indian city of Calcutta is almost totally destroyed by a cyclone; 60,000 die.
  • 1903
    Sir Samuel Griffith is appointed the first Chief Justice of Australia and Sir Edmund Barton and Richard O'Connor are appointed as foundation justices.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    98 American POW’s executed by Japanese forces on Wake Island.
  • 1947
    The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
  • 1953
    The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    Signature of the European Patent Convention.
  • 1974
    Guildford pub bombings: bombs planted by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill four British soldiers and one civilian.
  • 1986
    Israeli secret nuclear weapons are revealed. The British newspaper The Sunday Times runs Mordechai Vanunu’s story on its front page under the headline: “Revealed — the secrets of Israel’s nuclear arsenal”.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    After one hundred and fifty years The Herald broadsheet newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, is published for the last time as a separate newspaper.
  • 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.

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