eso ha pasado un 05 Octubre

1864 : Cyclone in Calcutta

On October 5, 1864, a cyclone hit the city of Calcutta in India. 60,000 people were killed and 160 British ships were destroyed. Several English insurance companies went bust when the claims of the owners came in.

1947 : First televised address

On October 5, 1947, U.S. President Harry Truman addressed the American people for the first time through television.

1988 : Pinochet loses plebiscite

On October 5, 1988, the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet lost its plebiscite asking his hold on power against the center-left coalition, Concertación. Elections were held the following year.

1999 : Train crash near London

On October 5, 1999, two trains collided at Ladbroke Grove junction, near Paddington Station in London. 31 people were killed and 520 others were injured. One of the drivers who had just received his training, had passed a red signal. The survey also revealed that the signs were often not visible enough.

2000 : Bulldozer Revolution

On October 5, 2000, thousands of demonstrators gathered in Belgrade, the capital of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, to protest against the regime of Slobodan Milošević and the disputed presidential elections of 24 September. The parliament was partially burned and Yugoslav television was taken by the protesters. One protester charged the TV building with a wheel loader and then the revolution was dubbed the Bulldozer Revolution. Under pressure, Milošević resigned on October 7. He was arrested in April 2001 to be prosecuted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

Cita del día : 05 Octubre

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Cumpleaños : 05 Octubre

Françoise-Athénaïs de Montespan, Amante del rey Luis XIV (1641)
Denis Diderot, Filósofo francés (1713)
Louis Lumière, Cineasta francés (1864)
René Cassin, Jurista francés, Premio Nobel de la Paz (1887)
Joshua Logan, Director de cine americano (1908)
Donald Pleasence, Actor inglés (1919)
Glynis Johns, Actriz inglesa (1923)
Diane Cilento, Actriz australiana (1933)
Václav Havel, Primer Presidente de la República Checa (1936)
Brian Johnson, Cantante inglés (AC/DC) (1947)
Karen Allen, Actriz americana (1951)
Bob Geldof, Cantante irlandés (1951)
Caroline Loeb, Cantante francesa (1955)
Angela Molina, Actriz española (1955)
Daniel Baldwin, Actor americano (1960)
Careca, Futbolista brasileño (1960)
Josie Bissett, Actriz americana (1970)
Cédric Villani, Matemático francés, Medalla Fields 2010 (1973)
Parminder Nagra, Actriz inglesa (1975)
Kate Winslet, Actriz inglesa (1975)
Ramzan Kadyrov, Presidente de Chechenia (1976)
James Valentine, Músico estadounidense (Maroon 5) (1978)
Jesse Eisenberg, Actor americano (1983)
Nicky Hilton, Socialité estadounidense (1983)

Nos han dejado un 05 Octubre

Jacques Offenbach, Compositor francés (1880)
Roland Garros, Aviador francés (1918)
Lars Onsager, Químico estadounidense, premio Nobel (1976)
Maurice Wilkins, Biólogo molecular de Nueva Zelanda, Premio Nobel de Medicina (2004)
Bernard Clavel, Escritor francés (2010)
Steve Jobs, Co-fundador de Apple Inc (2011)
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