February 05 in History – What happened on 05 February in Past

05 February - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, February 05 is the day number 36 in a given year. February 05 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

February 05 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
62Pompeii was severely damaged by a strong earthquake, which may have been a precursor to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed the town 17 years later.
1630The seventh Sikh Guru Har Rai was born in Kiratpur, Punjab.
1736Methodist John & Charles Wesley traveled to the city of Savannah, Georgia.
1777Georgia became the first US state to eliminate both migration and birthright.
1782The Spanish army defeated the British army and captured Minorca.
1783The first of five strong earthquakes hit the region of Calabria On the Italian Peninsula killing more than 32,000 people over a period of nearly two months.
178330,000 people died in a severe earthquake in Calabria, Italy.
1811British Regency: George, Prince of Wales King George III of the United Kingdom became Prince Regent due to his father's insanity.
1855Lord Palmerstone became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1869Prospectors in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia, discovered the largest alluvial gold nugget ever found, known as the 'Welcome Stranger'.
1870The movie was first screened at a theater in Philadelphia.
1870The first movie to be shown to viewers in Philadelphia aired.
1884Derby County Football Club was established in England.
1889The first issue of the journal Glasgow University was published.
1900The United Kingdom and the United States signed a treaty in Central America, Nicaragua, to construct a Central American shipping canal.
1909Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announced the creation ofBakelite, the world's first synthetic plastic.
1909Leo Backland announced the manufacture of Bakelite hard thermosetting plastics.
1916Popular Hindi poet Janaki Vallabh Shastri was born.
1922First copy of Reader's Digest magazine published.
1923Australian cricketer Bill Ponsford made 429 runs to break the world record for the highest first-class score.
1923The arrest of socialists and communists in Italy.
1924The radio time indicator GMT was first broadcast from Royal Greenbeach.
1924A radio time signal was first broadcast from the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1931Maxine Dunlap became the first glider pilot.
1941Second World War-British and Free French forces began the Battle of Keren to capture the strategic town of Keren in Italian Eritrea.
1947Bolselva Berat became President of Poland.
1953The premiere of Walt Disney's feature film Peter Pan began.
1958A Mark 15 nuclear bomb disappeared off the shores of Tybee Island, Georgia, after it was jettisoned during a practice exercise when the bomber carrying it collided in midair with a fighter plane.
1958The Mark 15 molecular bomb, near Tybee Island from the US Air Force, was lost in the water.
1960The CERN particle accelerator was inaugurated in Geneva, Switzerland.
1963The European Court of Justice's ruling in Van Gend en Loos Nederlandse Administratie der Belastingen established the principle of direct effect, one of the basic tenets of European Union law.
1967Anastasio Somoza was elected President of Nicaragua.
1971The astronauts of the Apollo 14 mission landed on the moon.
1971Apollo 14 was launched on the moon.
1972American Airlines began inspecting passengers and luggage.
1976Amitabh Bachchan's actor son Abhishek Bachchan was born.
1985The mayors of Rome and Carthage signed a peace treaty to ceremonially end the Third Punic War, 2,131 years after the conflict has ended.
1992The jury selection has been started in the Los Angeles and the cops beating Rodney King case.
1993Belgium became a federal monarchy rather than a monopoly empire.
1994Medgar Evers murdered Byron De La Beck. He has been sentenced to life, in Jackson for 30 years after the crime.
1994The Army of Republika Srpska carried out the first of two bombardment against civilians in the marketplace in Sarajevo, which were the stated reason for NATO air strikes against Bosnian Serb forces.
1997Brook Lee from Hawaii has been crowned as 46th miss USA.
1998The author tom Clancy confirmed that he has signed agreement to purchase Minnesota Vikings for slightly more than $200 million, which is an NFL franchise record.
2000Second Chechen War: As the Battle of Grozny came to a close, Russian forces summarily executed at least 60 civilians in the city's Novye Aldi suburb.
2004The Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capturedGonaïves, Haiti, starting a coup d'état against the government ofPresident Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
2006In the super bowl XL, the Steelers defeated the Seahawks by 21-10 runs.
2007Indian-origin Sunita Williams became the most spent woman in space.
2008Eighty-seven tornadoes occurred over the course of the SuperTuesday tornado outbreak across multiple U.S. states, causing 56 deathsand over $1 billion in damage.
2008Indian Amit Yogi Maharish Mahesh Yogi passed away.
2009The United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal ran aground on a coral reef off the island of Oahu.
2010The Danish special force stormed a ship which was captured by Somalia pirates and fearing 25 crew members on board.
2010Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra won gold in the Netherlands International Shooting Championships by scoring 596 out of 600.
2011The Protesters continued their 12th day of nationwide protests in Cairo in Tahir square, calling on President Hosni Mubarak to step down.
2012Josefina Vazquez Mota is the first woman ever endorsed by a Major Mexican Party to run for President of Mexico.
2013Michael Dell, the founder leads a consortium that announced plans to take Dell as private with a$24.4 billion which was the largest buyout seen since the recession.
2014Mario Cuomo, the Governor of New York has planned to announce executive action to loosen Marijuana laws. It also allowed the use of the drugs for medical purposes.



Famous Birthdays of February 05:

YearName / Profession / Country
1804Johan Ludvig Runeberg / Poet / Finland
1986Reed Sorenson / Racing Car Driver / United States of America
1952Daniel Balavoine / Singer / France
1937Wang Xuan / Scientist / China
1943Michael Mann / Producer / United States of America
1929Hal Blaine / Drummer / United States of America
1944Tamanoumi Masahiro / Wrestler / Japan
1903Joan Whitney Payson / Business Woman / United States of America
1533Andreas Dudith / Diplomat / Croatia
1960Aris Christofellis / Singer / Greece
1982Tomáš Kopecký / Ice Hockey Player / Slovakia
1968Marcus Grönholm / Racing Car Driver / Finland
1960Bonnie Crombie / Politician / Canada
1937Larry Hillman / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1986Carlos Villanueva / Footballer / Chile
1889Recep Peker / Politician / Turkey
1941Kaspar Villiger / Politician / Switzerland
1953John Beilein / Basketball Player / United States of America
1889Ernest Tyldesley / Cricketer / United Kingdom
1725James Otis / Politician / United States of America
1917Isuzu Yamada / Actress / Japan
1981Loukas Vyntra / Footballer / Greece
1941David Selby / Actor / United States of America
1971Michel Breistroff / Ice Hockey Player / France
1973Richard Matvichuk / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1910Francisco Varallo / Footballer / Argentina
1947Mary L. Cleave / Engineer / United States of America
1594Biagio Marini / Violinist / Italy
1951Nikolay Merkushkin / Politician / Mordovia
1892Elizabeth Ryan / Tennis Player / United States of America

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By Suresh

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