October 5 in History

October 5 in History

October 5th is…
National Apple Betty Day
National Do Something Nice Day
National Get Funky Day
National Rhode Island Day
World Teachers’ Day
October 5, 1994 was the first celebration of World Teachers Day. This day is set aside to commemorate and celebrate teachers in the local community. The day has been recognized by The United Nations. Communities are encouraged to sponsor and plan events around the day. Many countries including the United States celebrate World Teachers Day.

1944 – Suffrage was extended to women in France.

1947 – US President Harry S. Truman gave the first televised White House address.

1950 – You Bet Your Life, featuring Groucho Marx, premiered on NBC.

#1 Hit October 5, 1957 – October 18, 1957: Jimmie Rodgers – Honeycomb

#1 Hit October 5, 1959 – November 15, 1959: Bobby Darin – Mack the Knife

1962 – Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, was released.

1966 There was a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor, near Detroit, Michigan.

1969 – Monty Python’s Flying Circus’s first episode aired on BBC One. It ran 45 episodes, until 1974.

1970 – The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) began broadcasting and National Educational Television (NET) closed.

#1 Hit October 5, 1974 – October 18, 1974: Olivia Newton-John – I Honestly Love You

1982 – Johnson & Johnson began a nationwide product recall in the US for all products in its Tylenol brand after several bottles in Chicago were found to have been laced with cyanide, resulting in seven deaths.

1984 – Marc Garneau became the first Canadian in space, flying aboard the US Space Shuttle Challenger.

1991 – #1 Hit October 5, 1991 – October 11, 1991: Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch featuring Loleatta Holloway – Good Vibrations

1991 – The first official Linux kernel version (version 0.02) was released.

2001 – Barry Bonds surpassed Mark McGwire’s single-season home run total with the 71st and 72nd home runs.

#1 Hit October 5, 2002 – November 8, 2002: Kelly Clarkson – A Moment Like This

2011 – American Horror Story premiered on FX


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