5th October

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The October 5 is the 278th day of the Gregorian calendar (the 279th in leap years ), thus remain 87 days by year end.

Historic anniversaries
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22nd 23 24 25th 26th 27 28
29 30th 31


Politics and world events

1551: Philip of Hesse
1621: Gábor Bethlen
1857: Maximilianeum in Munich
1908: Caricature on the annexation of Bosnia
1910: Proclamation of the Portuguese Republic
1970: FLQ flag
2011: Screenshot of the main page in Italy
  • 2011 : The Italian-language version of Wikipedia protests with self-censorship against a bill on telephone surveillance . This stipulates that websites have to make any correction to the content within 48 hours without comment that the applicant requests in the interests of his reputation. This is the first time Wikipedia has applied self-censorship.


science and technology

1905: Flyer III


1690: Accademia stamp
1817: Manneken Pis
1962: Logo of Dr. No
1969: Monty Python's Flying Circus


1892: Dead Dalton Brothers



  • 1864 : The Indian city of Calcutta , today's Kolkata, is almost completely destroyed by a cyclone that kills around 60,000 people.
1930: wreck of the R101
  • 1930 : During an attempted emergency landing, the British passenger airship R101 catches fire: a total of 48 of the 54 people on board die. After the disaster, Great Britain gave up building more airships.
  • 1991 : A Lockheed C-130 of the Indonesian Air Force crashes in Jakarta, Indonesia, due to an engine fire . Only one of the 135 inmates survived, two people died on the ground.

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .


1951: First Mediterranean Games

Entries of athletics world records can be found under the respective discipline under athletics .


Before the 18th century

18th century

19th century

20th century



Václav Havel (* 1936)


Bob Geldof (* 1951)
Michael Andretti (1962)
Kate Winslet (* 1975)


21st century


Before the 16th century

Henry III.
(† 1056)
Blanka of Navarre

16th to 18th century

19th century

20th century



21st century

Walter Kempowski († 2007)
Steve Jobs († 2011)

Holidays and memorial days

  • Church memorial days
    • Theodor Fliedner , German pastor and founder of the Rhenish-Westphalian Deaconess Association (Protestant)
    • St. Maria Faustyna Kowalska , Polish mystic (Catholic)
    • St. Meinolf , German priest, archdeacon and monastery founder (Catholic)

The list of commemorative and action days contains further entries .

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