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

  • 1450
    Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria.
  • 1550
    Foundation of Concepción, city in Chile.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1857
    The City of Anaheim is founded.
  • 1864
    The Indian city of Calcutta is almost totally destroyed by a cyclone; 60,000 die.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1930
    British Airship R101 crashes in France en-route to India on its maiden voyage.
  • 1936
    The Jarrow March sets off for London.
  • 1944
    Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.
  • 1944
    Suffrage is extended to women in France.
  • 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
    Montreal, Quebec: British Trade Commissioner James Cross is kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group, triggering the October Crisis.
  • 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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