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CEOAFRICA History Corner: October 5th in focus
By: News Editor
Wed, 5 Oct 2022   ||   Nigeria,

In today’s edition of history corner, we see a governor who signed a bill, allowing terminally ill people to die, into law. We also see a governor who resigned from office to become a president’s security adviser. Another important feature of this edition is that we remember how President (then) Trump, defied COVID-19 restrictions and went back to the White House. These and many more are packed for you.
October 5, 1465
French King Louis XI signed peace with Charles the Stout.
October 5, 1550
Foundation of the city of Concepción, Chile.
October 5, 1665
The University of Kiel, Germany, was founded.
October 5, 1789
French Revolution: Women of Paris marched to Versailles, in the March on Versailles, to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris.
October 5, 1793
French Revolution: Christianity was disestablished in France.
October 5, 1813
Battle of the Thames: American forces under General William Henry Harrison defeated Tecumseh's Confederacy and their British allies led by Henry Procter near Chatham, Upper Canada.
October 5, 1869
A strong hurricane, known as the Saxby Gale, devastated the Bay of Fundy region in Maritime Canada. Incredibly British naval officer Stephen Martin Saxby predicted the storm 10 months earlier in December 1868 via astronomy.
October 5, 1905
Orville and Wilbur Wright's made a circling flight on "Flyer III" of 24.2 miles (38.9 kms) in 39 minutes and 23 seconds.
October 5, 1908
Bulgaria declared independence from Turkey, Ferdinand I became Tsar.
October 5, 1914
World War I first aerial combat resulting in a kill.
October 5, 1915
Bulgaria entered World War I as one of the Central Powers.
October 5, 1916
Adolf Hitler was wounded in the left thigh by an exploding shell during the Battle of the Somme.
October 5, 1923
Edwin Hubble identified Cepheid variable star.
October 5, 1942
5,000 Jews of Dubno, Russia massacred.
October 5, 1942
Budy Massacre at Auschwitz sub-camp, 90 French-Jewish women beaten to death by prison guards.
October 5, 1944
Suffrage was extended to women in France, meaning that women could participate in elections.
October 5, 1945
Indonesian army formed.
October 5, 1947
First televised presidential speech in the United States. Harry Truman, the 33rd President of the US, called on Americans to use less grain to help Europe which was still reeling from the effects of the Second World War. He asked people to avoid eating meat on Tuesdays and eggs and poultry on Thursdays, and to consume 1 less slice of bread every day.
October 5, 1954
10th General Conference on Weights and Measures opened, would eventually define the Kelvin as the primary unit of temperature (after William Thomson, Lord Kelvin).
October 5, 1954
Hurricane Hazel formed in the Caribbean, killing 400-1000 people in the Bahamas and Haiti.
October 5, 1962
"Dr. No", 1st James Bond film, based on the novel by Ian Fleming, and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, premiered in London.
October 5, 1966
Nigerian government presented a copy of Ben Enwonwu's sculpture "The Awakening" to the United Nations.
October 5, October 5, 1960
Thirteen days to his retirement from the Northern Region, Sir Algernon Brown, the 60-year-old Chief Justice of the Northern Region, was found dead in his bedroom with a revolver by his side. Suicide was suspected.
October 5, 1960
The leader of the opposition in the Federal Parliament, Chief Obafemi Awolowo issued the Action Group (AG) party statement in reply to the Prime Minister’s criticism of the opposition’s refusal to join the government’s delegation to the UN general assembly at a press conference.
October 5, 1984
First Canadian to go into space, Marc Garneau, flew as the payload specialist on STS-41-G, the 6th flight of NASA’s Space Shuttle Challenger. The flight that launched on this day was also the first space mission to have 2 women - Sally Ride and Kathryn Sullivan.
October 5, 1992
1st overturn of a George H. W. Bush veto (cable bill).
October 5, 1996
Nelson Mandela attended the world premiere of the film ‘Mandela’ in Pretoria.
October 5, 2000
Bulldozer Revolution in former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, President Slobodan Milosevic, was overthrown after hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in Belgrade to protest against recently held elections. While largely peaceful, the protesters burnt down the Parliament building. Milosevic resigned and stepped down from his office two days later.
October 5, 2001
Tom Ridge resigned as Governor of Pennsylvania to become President George W. Bush's Homeland Security Advisor.
October 5, 2007

After years of angry denials, triple gold medal winning American sprinter, Marion Jones, admited that she used steroids 2000-01; pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators; announced retirement in tearful apology; medals returned to USOC.
October 5, 2015
Governor of California Jerry Brown signed a bill giving terminally ill patients the "right to die".
October 5, 2017
Spanish constitutional court suspended Catalan parliament to prevent declaration of independence.
October 5, 2018
Nobel Peace Prize awarded jointly to Congolese gynaecologist, Denis Mukwege, and Yazidi activist, Nadia Murad, for "efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war".
October 5, 2018
US unemployment figures hit lowest level since 1969 - 3.7% according to Department of Labor.
October 5, 2020
India COVID-19 death toll passed 100,000, with 6.6 million known cases, 3rd highest death toll in the world behind the US and Brazil.
October 5, 2020
Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of hepatitis C virus.
October 5, 2020
US President Donald Trump left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center while still infectious with COVID-19 and returned to the White House.
October 5, 2020
WHO estimated that 10% of world's population may have been infected with COVID-19, more than 20 times the number of confirmed cases.
October 5, 2021
Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi for pioneering work that warned of climate change.
October 5, 2021
Russia launched an actor and director to the International Space Station to make the first film in orbit.




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