February 5th Events

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February 5th, 2008 (February 05 2008)EventA major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States leaves at least 58 dead, the most since the May 31, 1985 outbreak that killed 88.
February 5th, 2004 (February 05 2004)EventTwenty-three Chinese people drown when a group of 35 cockle-pickers are trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay, Englandied in Twenty-one bodies are recovered.
February 5th, 2004 (February 05 2004)EventRebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaives, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.
February 5th, 1997 (February 05 1997)EventThe so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.
February 5th, 1994 (February 05 1994)EventByron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
February 5th, 1994 (February 05 1994)EventDuring the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina more than 60 people are killed and some 200 wounded as a mortar shell slams into a downtown marketplace in Sarajevo.
February 5th, 1988 (February 05 1988)EventManuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.
February 5th, 1974 (February 05 1974)EventJohn Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the Congress of the United States.
February 5th, 1972 (February 05 1972)EventBob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
February 5th, 1971 (February 05 1971)EventApollo program: Apollo 14 MissionAlan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell aboard LM, Antares land on the Moon at Fra Mauro formation.
February 5th, 1968 (February 05 1968)EventVietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh begins.
February 5th, 1962 (February 05 1962)EventFrench President Charles De Gaulle calls for allowing Algeria to be an independent nation.Charles de Gaulle Quotes
February 5th, 1958 (February 05 1958)EventGamel Abdel Nasser is nominated to be the first president of the United Arab Republic.
February 5th, 1958 (February 05 1958)EventA hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.
February 5th, 1946 (February 05 1946)EventThe Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.
February 5th, 1945 (February 05 1945)EventWorld War II: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.Douglas MacArthur Quotes
February 5th, 1924 (February 05 1924)EventThe Royal Greenwich Observatory begin broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the "BBC pips".
February 5th, 1919 (February 05 1919)EventCharlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists.Charlie Chaplin Quotes
February 5th, 1918 (February 05 1918)EventStephen W. Thompson shot down a German airplane. It was the first aerial victory by the U.S. military.
February 5th, 1917 (February 05 1917)EventThe current constitution of Mexico is adopted, establishing a federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
February 5th, 1917 (February 05 1917)EventThe Congress of the United States passes a law, over President Woodrow Wilson s veto, banning most Asian immigration to the United States.
February 5th, 1900 (February 05 1900)EventThe United States and the United Kingdom sign treaty for Panama Canal
February 5th, 1885 (February 05 1885)EventKing Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal possession.
February 5th, 1859 (February 05 1859)EventWallachia and Moldavia are united under Alexander John Cuza as the United Principalities.
February 5th, 1818 (February 05 1818)EventJean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
February 5th, 1782 (February 05 1782)EventSpanish defeat British forces and capture Minorca.
February 5th, 1778 (February 05 1778)EventSouth Carolina becomes the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.
February 5th, 1631 (February 05 1631)EventRoger Williams emigrates to Boston.Roger Williams Quotes
February 5th, 1597 (February 05 1597)EventA group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society.
February 5th, 1576 (February 05 1576)EventHenry of Navarre converts to Roman Catholicism in order to ensure his right to the throne of France.

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