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

  • 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.
  • 1793
    French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.
  • 1813
    Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British.
  • 1857
    The City of Anaheim is founded.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1953
    The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    Montreal, Quebec: British Trade Commissioner James Cross is kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group, triggering the October Crisis.
  • 1970
    The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.
  • 1984
    Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • 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”.
  • 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.
  • 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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