è successo un 05 Ottobre

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.

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Compleanni : 05 Ottobre

Françoise-Athénaïs de Montespan, Amante del re Luigi XIV (1641)
Denis Diderot, Filosofo francese (1713)
Louis Lumière, Regista francese (1864)
René Cassin, Giurista francese, premio Nobel per la pace (1887)
Joshua Logan, Regista americano (1908)
Donald Pleasence, Attore inglese (1919)
Glynis Johns, Attrice inglese (1923)
Diane Cilento, Attrice australiana (1933)
Václav Havel, Primo presidente della Repubblica Ceca (1936)
Brian Johnson, Cantante inglese (AC/DC) (1947)
Karen Allen, Attrice americana (1951)
Bob Geldof, Cantante irlandese (1951)
Caroline Loeb, Cantante francese (1955)
Angela Molina, Attrice spagnola (1955)
Daniel Baldwin, Attore americano (1960)
Careca, Calciatore brasiliano (1960)
Josie Bissett, Attrice americana (1970)
Cédric Villani, Matematico francese, Medaglia Fields 2010 (1973)
Parminder Nagra, Attrice inglese (1975)
Kate Winslet, Attrice inglese (1975)
Ramzan Kadyrov, Presidente della Cecenia (1976)
James Valentine, Musicista americano (Maroon 5) (1978)
Jesse Eisenberg, Attore americano (1983)
Nicky Hilton, Mondana americana (1983)

Ci hanno lasciato un 05 Ottobre

Jacques Offenbach, Compositore francese (1880)
Roland Garros, Aviatore francese (1918)
Lars Onsager, Chimico statunitense, premio Nobel (1976)
Maurice Wilkins, Biologo molecolare della Nuova Zelanda, Premio Nobel per la Medicina (2004)
Bernard Clavel, Scrittore francese (2010)
Steve Jobs, Co-fondatore e CEO di Apple Inc. (2011)
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