1450: The Duke of Bavaria, Louis IX, issues an order which expels Jews from Lower Bavaria.
1582: Due to the recent implementation of the Gregorian Calendar this day didn’t exist in 1582 in Italy, Portugal, Spain and Poland.
1607: Venetian scientist and statesman Paolo Sarpi survives fifteen stiletto thrusts by assassins sent by Pope Paul V.
1793: During the French Revolution in France, Christianity is disestablished.
1813: At the Battle of the Thames, British forces are defeated by American forces.
1857: Anaheim, California is officially founded.
1914: The first aerial combat that resulted in an intentional fatality occurred on this day during World War I.
1921: The 1921 World Series becomes the first world series baseball game to be broadcast on the radio.
1938: The passports of Jews are invalidated by the Nazis in Germany. Those Jews who need a passport to emigrate to other countries have their passports marked with the letter “J” for Jew.
1945: A six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators becomes a riot at the gates of the Warner Bros. Studio. This day would become known as Hollywood Black Friday.
1947: United States President Harry S. Truman delivers the first televised White House address.
1970: On this day, PBS (the Public Broadcasting Service) is established.
1982: A nationwide product recall is done by Johnson & Johnson of all of its Tylenol products when several bottles are found in Chicago that had been laced with cyanide and resulted in the death of seven people.
1984: Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space on this day.
Famous Birthdays on October 5
English-American author and historian Henry Chadwick is born in 1824.
American general, lawyer and 21st President of the United States, Chester A. Arthur is born in 1829.
Irish author and playwright Peadar Toner Mac Fhionnlaoich is born in 1857.