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February 5 Historical Events

The following events took place on February 5. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 46 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 62
    Earthquake in Pompeii, Italy.
  • 756
    An Lushan, leader of a revolt against the Tang Dynasty. He declares himself emperor and establishes the state of Yan.
  • 1576
    Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours and rejoins the Protestant forces in the French Wars of Religion.
  • 1597
    A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society.
  • 1631
    Roger Williams emigrates to Boston.
  • 1778
    South Carolina becomes the second state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.
  • 1782
    Spanish defeat British forces and capture Minorca.
  • 1783
    In Calabria a sequence of strong earthquakes begins.
  • 1810
    Peninsular War: Siege of Cádiz begins.
  • 1818
    Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
  • 1849
    University of Wisconsin–Madison’s first class meets at Madison Female Academy.
  • 1852
    The New Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, opens to the public.
  • 1859
    Wallachia and Moldavia are united under Alexandru Ioan Cuza as the United Principalities, an autonomous region within the Ottoman Empire, which ushered the birth of the modern Romanian state.
  • 1869
    The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, called the “Welcome Stranger”, is found in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia.
  • 1885
    King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal possession.
  • 1900
    The United States and the United Kingdom sign a treaty for the Panama Canal.
  • 1905
    in Mexico, the General Hospital of Mexico is inaugurated, started with 4 basic specialities.
  • 1909
    Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announces the creation of Bakelite, the world’s first synthetic plastic.
  • 1913
    Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane.
  • 1917
    The current constitution of Mexico is adopted, establishing a federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
  • 1917
    The Congress of the United States passes the Immigration Act of 1917 over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto. Also known as the Asiatic Barred Zone Act, it forbade immigration from nearly all of south and southeast Asia.
  • 1918
    Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane. It is the first aerial victory by the U.S. military.
  • 1918
    SS Tuscania is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland; it is the first ship carrying American troops to Europe to be torpedoed and sunk.
  • 1919
    Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith launch United Artists.
  • 1924
    The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the “BBC pips”.
  • 1937
    United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposes a plan to enlarge the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 1939
    Generalísimo Francisco Franco becomes the 68th “Caudillo de España”, or Leader of Spain.
  • 1941
    World War II: Allied forces begin the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.
  • 1945
    World War II: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.
  • 1946
    The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.

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