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

✅ Published on May 5th, 2021 in May in History

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

According to Gregory calendar, on May 05, the day number in a year is 125 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 126. May 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.

May 05 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
553The Second Council of Constantinople, considered by manyChristian churches to have been the fifth Christian Ecumenical Council, began to discuss the topics of Nestorianism and Origenism, among others.
1700William Penn's advocacy of emancipation began at monthly meetings for blacks.
1705Joseph I. Roman emperor succeeded because of his father.
1764Smolny Institute was established in St. Petersburg for Noble Girls.
1789In France, the Estates-General met for the first time in 175 years.
1809Mary Dixon Kies became the first American woman to receive a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
1809Mary Kiss is the first American woman to be awarded a patent for the technique of weaving straw hats with silk and thread).
1821French military officer and political leader Napoleon Bonaparte said goodbye to the world.
1821Emperor Napoleon died on St Helena due to stomach cancer.
1835Bryulio Carrillo was sworn in as head of state of Costa Rica.
1847The Architectural Association School of Architecture was established in London.
1860Led by Italian general Giuseppe Garibaldi, the volunteer Expedition of the Thousand set sail from Genoa on a campaign to conquerthe Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
1864American Civil War-Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign in Virginia began with the Battle of the Wilderness in Spotsylvania County.
1891New York City's Carnegie Hall, built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, officially opened with a concert conducted by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
1902The Commonwealth Public Service Act became Australia's public service.
1904Pitcher Cy Young of the Boston Americans threw the first perfect game in the modern era of professional baseball.
1912The Bolshevik newspaper Pravda was first published in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
1925Afrikaans was established as official language in South Africa on May 5, 1925. Dutch and English were the first official languages of South Africa during previous years from 1910 to 1925.
1930Mahatma Gandhi was arrested on 5th May and imprisoned without trial for his Dandi March from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi where he broke the salt laws of British Empire. Large number of Indians joined him for the first time and over 1,00,000 people were jailed before the end of the year.
1932The January 28 incident or first Shanghai incident was the conflict between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan in 1932 which was stopped by Shanghai Ceasefire Agreement, signed by both countries on 5th May.
1932Japan and China signed peace agreements.
1936Second Italo-Abyssinian War-Italian troops captured AddisAbaba, Ethiopia, unopposed.
1936Italian troops captured Addis Ababa.
1938Francisco Franco's government was recognized in the Vatican city of Spain.
1940World War II-A squad of 250 Norwegian volunteers in HegraFortress finally surrendered to a vastly superior Nazi force after a25-day siege.
1944Mahatma Gandhi was released after 2 years on May 5, 1944 because of his deteriorating health issues. He was arrested on August 9, 1942 by British authority for refusing to endorse war efforts in India during World War II.
1949Council of Europe was incorporated on May 5, 1949 by the Treaty of London that includes Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherland, Norway, Sweden and United Kingdom. The organization is an independent body to promote co-operation between European countries.
1949The Jharkhand Party was established in India at a conference in Ranchi.
1955Indian Parliament accepted the introduction of divorce in Hindu Marriage Act on May 5, 1955 which was enacted on 18th May. Separation of married couple was earlier non-existent in Hindu Sastrik law.
1961Project Mercury-Aboard the American spacecraft Freedom 7, Alan Shepard made a sub-orbital flight, becoming the second person to travel into outer space.
1961Commander Allen Shepard landed in the Atlantic Ocean from his spacecraft.
1975Bush Gardens Williamsburg Theme Park opened in Virginia.
1980The British Special Air Service stormed the Iranian Embassy inLondon, six days after Iranian Arab separatists had seized it.
1981After sixty-six days without food, Irish republican Bobby Sandsdied of starvation in HM Prison Maze.
1991Rioting broke out in Washington, D.C., after a rookie policeofficer shot a Salvadorean man in the chest.
1992Surface to surface short range ballistic missile Prithvi was launched on May 5, 1992 which is developed by Defence Research and Development Organization in India. Prithvi I, Prithvi II, Prithvi III and Dhanush are the later developmental versions of the first one.
1994American teenager Michael P. Fay was caned in Singapore fortheft and vandalism, a punishment that the United States deemed to beexcessive for a teenager committing a non-violent crime.
1994In the local elections in Britain, the Labor Party defeated the Conservative Party.
2000The planets Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn appeared in conjunction with the Sun, Moon and Earth on May 5, 2000 which was a rare phenomenon in astronomical history that occurred after 6,000 years ago.
2005Labor Party leader Tony Blair became the Prime Minister of Britain for the third time.
2005Tony Blair's Labor Party won re-election in the UK general elections for a third consecutive term.
2007Kenya Airways Flight 507 was crashed on May 5, 2007 just after the take off from Douala International Airport due to pilot error, leaving nobody alive including crew members.
2008The death of New Zealand scientist Colin Mardoch, the inventor of the disposal syringes.
2010A series of demonstration in Athens and general strikes across Greece began in response to austerity measures imposed by the government as a result of the debt crisis.
2010Indira Gandhi National Open University, IGNOU announced waiving the fees of sex workers and their dependents in all courses.
2012Japan shut down Tomari-3 nuclear reactor, which was the last one out of 54 nuclear reactors operating, on May 5, 2012. It was the first time since 1970 when Japan had no nuclear derived electricity. The decision of shutting down Japan’s nuclear reactors was the result of risk associated with the reactors due to strong seismic activities in Japan.
2012The floods in Nepal killed 17 people and left 47 missing.



Famous Birthdays of May 05 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1959Brian Williams / Journalist / United States of America
1963James LaBrie / Singer / Canada
1976Juan Pablo Sorín / Footballer / Argentina
1830John Batterson Stetson / Business Man / United States of America
1927Sylvia Fedoruk / Politician / Canada
1935Robert Rehme / Producer / United States of America
1958Vanessa Downing / Actress / Australia
1906Charles Exbrayat / Writer / France
1959Bobby Ellsworth / Singer / United States of America
1975Meb Keflezighi / Runner / United States of America
1958Ron Arad / Pilot / Israel
1942Hugh Courtenay / Politician / United Kingdom
1885Kingsley Fairbridge / Politician / Australia
1933Igor Kashkarov / Jumper / Russia
1957Richard E. Grant / Actor / United Kingdom
1950Maggie MacNeal / Singer / Netherlands
1936John Maxton / Politician / Scotland
1869Fabián de la Rosa / Educator / Philippines
1921Arthur Leonard Schawlow / Academic / United States of America
1530Gabriel / Novelist / France
1889Herbie Taylor / Cricketer / South Africa
1504Stanislaus Hosius / Cardinal / Poland
1982Randall Gay / Footballer / United States of America
1874Thomas Bavin / Politician / Australia
1980Yossi Benayoun / Footballer / Israel
1964Minami Takayama / Actress / Japan
1984Christian Valdez / Footballer / Mexico
1991Xenofon Fetsis / Footballer / Greece
1542Thomas Cecil / Politician / United Kingdom
1834Viktor Hartmann / Painter / Russia

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