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    • February 5, 0816 Frankish emperor Louis grants archbishop Salzburg immunity

    • February 5, 1428 "King Alfonso V, orders Sicily's Jews to attend conversion sermons"

    • February 5, 1488 Roman catholic German emperor Maximilian I caught in Belgium

    • February 5, 1512 French troops under Gaston de Foix rescues Bologna

    • February 5, 1556 Kings Henri I & Philip II sign Treaty of Vaucelles

    • February 5, 1572 "Beggars assault Oisterwijk Netherlands, drive nuns out"

    • February 5, 1576 Henry of Navarre converts to Roman Catholicism in order to ensure his right to the throne of France.

    • February 5, 1597 A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society.

    • February 5, 1631 "Rhode Island, founder, Roger Williams arrives in Boston from England"

    • February 5, 1644 "First US livestock branding law passed, by Connecticut"

    • February 5, 1649 Prince of Wales becomes king Charles II

    • February 5, 1679 German emperor Leopold I signs peace with France

    • February 5, 1736 Methodists John & Charles Wesley arrive in Savannah GA

    • February 5, 1777 Georgia becomes first US state to abolish both entail & primogeniture

    • February 5, 1778 "Articles of Confederation ratified by first state, South Carolina"

    • February 5, 1782 Spanish defeat British forces and capture Minorca (Western Mediterranean)

    • February 5, 1783 "Earthquakes ravage Calabria, killing 30,000"

    • February 5, 1783 Sweden recognizes the United States as an independent country.

    • February 5, 1795 Zealand Netherlands surrenders to French General Michaud

    • February 5, 1811 UK hist Prince of Wales (future George IV) made Regent after George III deemed insane

    • February 5, 1817 "The first US gas company incorporated, Baltimore (coal gas for street lights)"

    • February 5, 1825 Hannah Lord Montague of New York creates first detachable shirt collar

    • February 5, 1831 "Jan van Speijk blows up his gunboat in Antwerp, killing about 30"

    • February 5, 1846 """Oregon Spectator"" is first newspaper to be published on the West Coast"

    • February 5, 1850 "Adding machine employing depressible keys patented, New Paltz NY"

    • February 5, 1855 British government of Palmerston forms

    • February 5, 1859 Wallachia and Moldavia are united under Alexander John Cuza as the United Principalities.

    • February 5, 1861 First moving picture peep show machine is patented by Samuel Goodale

    • February 5, 1861 Louisiana delegation except Mr Bouligny withdraws from Congress

    • February 5, 1864 Federals occupy Jackson MS

    • February 5, 1865 "Battle of Hatcher's Run, VA (Armstrong's Mill, Dabney's Mill)"

    • February 5, 1879 Joseph Swan demonstrates light bulb using carbon glow

    • February 5, 1881 "Phoenix, Arizona, is incorporated as a city."

    • February 5, 1885 King Lopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal possession.

    • February 5, 1885 News of fall of Khartoum reaches London

    • February 5, 1887 Snow falls on San Francisco

    • February 5, 1894 Female suffrage organization in Amsterdam forms

    • February 5, 1897 Marcel Proust meets Jean Lorrain in a pistol duel

    • February 5, 1900 "British troops under General Buller occupy Vaal Krantz, Natal"

    • February 5, 1901 Loop-the-loop centrifugal RR (roller coaster) patented by Ed Prescot

    • February 5, 1901 Pierpont Morgan forms US Steel Corp

    • February 5, 1904 American occupation of Cuba ends

    • February 5, 1911 Society of Dutch Composers forms in Amsterdam

    • February 5, 1916 "Enrico Caruso recorded ""O Sole Mio"" for the Victor Talking Machine Company"

    • February 5, 1917 Mexico adopts it's constitution. The country now celebrates Constitution Day on February 5th to commemorate the event.

    • February 5, 1917 "The Congress of the United States passes a law, over President Woodrow Wilson's veto, banning most Asian immigration to the United States."

    • February 5, 1917 "The current constitution of Mexico is adopted, establishing a federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches."

    • February 5, 1918 "First US pilot to down an enemy airplane, Stephen W Thompson"

    • February 5, 1918 Separation of church & state begins in USSR

    • February 5, 1919 "Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists."

    • February 5, 1921 Yankees purchase 20 acres in the Bronx for Yankee Stadium

    • February 5, 1922 Reader's Digest magazine first published

    • February 5, 1923 General mine strike against wage cuts in Saar

    • February 5, 1923 Mass arrests of socialists & communists in Italy

    • February 5, 1924 "The Royal Greenwich Observatory begin broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the ""BBC pips""."

    • February 5, 1927 "Buster Keaton's movie ""The General"" released & bombed"

    • February 5, 1929 "Jimmy Hatlo's ""They'll Do It Every Time"" cartoon debuts in San Francisco"

    • February 5, 1930 5th Aliyah to Israel begins

    • February 5, 1931 Maxine Dunlap becomes first US women to earn a glider pilot license

    • February 5, 1936 "Charlie Chaplin releases the last movie of the silent film era, Modern Times."

    • February 5, 1936 National Wildlife Federation forms

    • February 5, 1937 "First Charlie Chaplin talkie, ""Modern Times,"" released"

    • February 5, 1937 U.S. president Roosevelt proposes increasing the number of justices on the Supreme Court.

    • February 5, 1938 Hans Engnestangen skates world record 500 meter (41.8 seconds)

    • February 5, 1940 General Winckelman replaces General Reijnders as Dutch supreme commander

    • February 5, 1940 "Glenn Miller & his Orchestra record ""Tuxedo Junction"""

    • February 5, 1941 Dutch Premier De Geer returns from Lisbon to Netherlands

    • February 5, 1942 """Woman of the Year,"" starring Hepburn & Tracy opens at Radio City"

    • February 5, 1942 Braves get Tommy Holmes from Yanks for Buddy Hassett & Gene Moore

    • February 5, 1943 Amsterdam resistance group CS-6 shoots Nazi General Seyffardt

    • February 5, 1943 "Clandestine Radio Atlantiksender, Germany, first transmission"

    • February 5, 1944 358 RAF-bombers attack Stettin

    • February 5, 1945 Big Racket becomes fastest race horse at 69.6 kph (440 yards/20.8 seconds)

    • February 5, 1945 British premier Churchill arrives in Yalta

    • February 5, 1945 US troops under General Douglas MacArthur enter Manilla

    • February 5, 1945 World War II: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.

    • February 5, 1946 The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.

    • February 5, 1947 Bolewet Beirut becomes President of Poland

    • February 5, 1948 """The Nature of Things"" science show premieres on NBC prime time"

    • February 5, 1948 Gretchen Fraser becomes first US woman Olympics slalom champion

    • February 5, 1949 "Huaso sets official world equestrian high-jump record, 2.47 m, Chicago"

    • February 5, 1953 """Peter Pan"" by Walt Disney opens at Roxy Theater, NYC"

    • February 5, 1953 "5th Emmy Awards I Love Lucy, Thomas Mitchell & Helen Hayes win"

    • February 5, 1953 UK hist Sweet rationing ends in Britain

    • February 5, 1954 WCDC TV channel 19 in Adams MA (ABC) begins broadcasting

    • February 5, 1956 "7th Winter Olympics games close at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy"

    • February 5, 1956 Louise Suggs win LPGA Havana Golf Open

    • February 5, 1956 New York Mayor Robert Wagner & Brooklyn Boro President Frank Cashmore sponsor a bill to create a $30 million

    • February 5, 1957 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd Piano Concert

    • February 5, 1958 "A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered."

    • February 5, 1958 Clifton R Wharton confirmed as first US black foreign minister (Romania)

    • February 5, 1958 Gamel Abdel Nasser nominated first President of United Arab Republic

    • February 5, 1958 Vanguard TV-3 back-up launches into Earth orbit; reaches 6 km

    • February 5, 1959 """Redhead"" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 455 performances"

    • February 5, 1959 Australia regain the Ashes with a 10 wicket victory at Adelaide

    • February 5, 1959 "'The Day The Music Died' ? plane crash kills Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper"

    • February 5, 1960 Number one hit on UK music charts - Anthony Newley - Why

    • February 5, 1962 French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence

    • February 5, 1962 HSS-2 Sea King became the first helicopter to exceed 200 m.p.h. in an officially sanctioned trial.

    • February 5, 1962 "Suit to bar Englewood NJ from ""racial segregated"" schools is filed"

    • February 5, 1962 "Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter & Saturn within 16"

    • February 5, 1963 Maarten Schmidt discovers enormous red shifts in quasars

    • February 5, 1963 Soviet lunar probe failure

    • February 5, 1965 Beursschouwburg opens in Brussels

    • February 5, 1966 BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island

    • February 5, 1967 """The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)"

    • February 5, 1967 Anastasio Somoza elected President of Nicaragua

    • February 5, 1967 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Robert Penn Warren

    • February 5, 1968 KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth TX (IND) begins broadcasting

    • February 5, 1968 Skater Kees Verkerk win Olympics gold in the 1500m

    • February 5, 1968 Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh begins.

    • February 5, 1969 """Turn-On,"" debuts & cancelled by ABC after flopping so badly"

    • February 5, 1969 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Move - Blackberry Way

    • February 5, 1969 US population reaches 200 million

    • February 5, 1969 "Vince Lombardi, becomes part owner, vice president, general manager & head coach of Redskins"

    • February 5, 1970 "First Test Cricket ton of Barry Richards, 126, 164 balls, 20 fours 1 six"

    • February 5, 1970 WSCV TV channel 51 in Ft Lauderdale FL (IND) suspends broadcasting

    • February 5, 1971 "Apollo 14, 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro; Alan Shepard & Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on Moon for 4 hours"

    • February 5, 1972 """Another Puff"" by Jerry Reed peaks at #65"

    • February 5, 1972 Bob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

    • February 5, 1972 Bob Douglas is first black elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

    • February 5, 1972 Number one hit on UK music charts - T Rex - Telegram Sam

    • February 5, 1972 US airlines begin mandatory inspection of passengers & baggage

    • February 5, 1973 "Comic strip ""Hagar The Horrible"" debuts"

    • February 5, 1973 "Funeral for LC William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam War"

    • February 5, 1973 Juan Corona sentenced to 25 consecutive life terms for 25 murders

    • February 5, 1974 British miner's strike

    • February 5, 1974 John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the Congress of the United States.

    • February 5, 1974 "Mats Wermelin, Sweden, scores all points in 272-0 basketball win"

    • February 5, 1974 Maximum speed on Autobahn reduced to 100 kph

    • February 5, 1974 US Mariner 10 returns first close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure

    • February 5, 1976 Australia complete 5-1 series drubbing of West Indies

    • February 5, 1976 Last day of Test Cricket for Lance Gibbs & Ian Redpath

    • February 5, 1977 """CB Savage"" by Rod Hart peaks at #67"

    • February 5, 1977 General Mills Adventure Theater premieres on CBS radio

    • February 5, 1977 Sugar Ray Leonard beats Luis Vega in 6 rounds in his first pro fight

    • February 5, 1978 Fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded

    • February 5, 1979 "Costliest single periodical ad, $3.2 million, Gulf + Western in Time"

    • February 5, 1980 Egyptian parliament votes to end boycott of Israel

    • February 5, 1980 USS Coral Sea relieved Midway which had been on contingency operations in the Arabian Sea since the Iranian hostage crisis broke out in November 1979.

    • February 5, 1981 "Largest Jell-O made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor) in Brisbane"

    • February 5, 1981 Military jury in North Carolina convicts Robert Garwood of collaborating with enemy

    • February 5, 1982 "DEA announces seizure of 3,192 tons of marijuana, 495 people"

    • February 5, 1982 Laker Airways collapse owing 270 million ($351 million)

    • February 5, 1982 Suriname President Chin A Sen resigns & flees to Netherlands

    • February 5, 1983 Former Nazi Gestapo official Klaus Barbie brought to trial

    • February 5, 1984 New Zealand beat England (82 & 93) by an innings in 3 days

    • February 5, 1986 "Corazon Aquino & Ferdinand Marcos appear on ""Nightline"""

    • February 5, 1987 "Dow Jones average closes above 2,200 for first time"

    • February 5, 1987 Soyuz TM-2 launches

    • February 5, 1988 "Andre The Giant wins the WWF Championship from Hulk Hogan, becoming the champion with the shortest reign (45 seconds) in the history of the WWF."

    • February 5, 1988 Arizona House of Representatives vote to impeach Republican Governor Evan Mecham

    • February 5, 1988 "Comic Relief holds the first ""Red Nose Day"", which raises 15 million in the United Kingdom for charity."

    • February 5, 1988 Panamanian General Manuel Noriega indicted by US grand jury for drugs

    • February 5, 1988 The first prime-time wrestling match in 30 years-Andre the Giant beats Hulk Hogan

    • February 5, 1989 "Kareem Abdul-Jabar becomes first NBA player to score 38,000 points"

    • February 5, 1991 A Michigan court bars Dr Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides

    • February 5, 1992 Jury selection begins in the Los Angeles cops beating Rodney King case

    • February 5, 1992 Mike Whitney career-best 7-27 at WACA in Test Cricket win vs India

    • February 5, 1993 "Grenade explodes in Sarajevo, killing 63 & injuring 160"

    • February 5, 1993 "R James Woolsey, becomes 16th director of CIA"

    • February 5, 1994 """Where On Earth Is Carmen San Diego,"" debuts on Fox TV"

    • February 5, 1994 Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

    • February 5, 1994 During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina more than 60 people are killed and some 200 wounded as a mortar shell slams into a downtown marketplace in Sarajevo.

    • February 5, 1994 "Medgar Evers' murderer Byron De La Beckwith sentenced to life, in Jackson MS, 30 years after the crime"

    • February 5, 1995 Japan's Shinshinto Party win local elections

    • February 5, 1997 3 Swiss banks create $70 million Holocaust fund

    • February 5, 1997 "Brook Lee, Hawaii, crowned 46th Miss USA (en route to Miss Universe)"

    • February 5, 1997 The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.

    • February 5, 1998 Alberto Acciarito convicted of harassing his ex-wife Ingrid Rossellini

    • February 5, 1999 Former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson is sentenced to a year in a Maryland jail for assaulting two motorists after a traffic accident.

    • February 5, 2004 "Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion."

    • February 5, 2004 "Twenty-three Chinese people drown when a group of 35 cockle-pickers are trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay, England. Twenty-one bodies are recovered."







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