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October 5 Historical Events

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

Found 57 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 456
    The Visigoths under king Theodoric II, acting on orders of the Roman emperor Avitus, invade Iberia with an army of Burgundians, Franks and Goths, led by the kings Chilperic I and Gondioc. They defeat the Suebi under king Rechiar on the river Urbicus near Astorga (Gallaecia).
  • 610
    Coronation of Byzantine Emperor Heraclius.
  • 816
    King Louis the Pious is crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by Pope Stephen IV at Reims.
  • 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 and Castile recognises Portugal as a Kingdom.
  • 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.
  • 1665
    The University of Kiel is founded.
  • 1789
    French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI of France about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris.
  • 1793
    French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.
  • 1813
    Battle of the Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British and kill Shawnee leader Tecumseh.
  • 1857
    The City of Anaheim, California 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.
  • 1895
    The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1911
    The Kowloon–Canton Railway (split into MTR East Rail Line and Guangshen Railway now) commences service between Kowloon and Canton.
  • 1914
    World War I: first aerial combat resulting in an intentional fatality.
  • 1915
    Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
  • 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.
  • 1938
    In Nazi Germany, Jews’ passports are invalidated, and those who needed a passport for emigration purposes are given one marked with the letter J (Jude – Jew).
  • 1943
    Ninety-eight American POW’s are executed by Japanese forces on Wake Island.
  • 1944
    Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.
  • 1944
    Suffrage is extended to women in France.

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