October 5th

2001
Barry Bonds broke Mark McGwire's record of 71 home runs in one season when he hit his 71st and 72nd homers.
Barry Bonds
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.
Overthrow of Slobodan Milošević
1990
Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center and its director were acquitted of obscenity charges resulting from an exhibit of Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs.
Judith Reisman
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.
Marc Garneau
1978
Over 30 major nations ratify the Environmental Modification Convention which prohibits weather warfare that has widespread, long-lasting or severe effects.
Environmental Modification Convention
1969
Monty Python’s Flying Circus makes its debut. The British sketch comedy series lasted for a year on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The show was a commentary on daily life in Britain and had several recurring themes and characters played by Eric Idle, Graham Chapman John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, and Terry Jones. The sketches are often thought to have had a strong influence on television comedy around the world.
Monty Python's Flying Circus
1962
James Bond makes his theatrical debut. The fictional British spy with the code name 007 was featured on the big screen for the first time in Dr. No. Based on the 1958 Ian Fleming novel of the same name, the movie starred Sean Connery as James Bond.
Dr. No (film)
1953
Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Earl Warren
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.
John F. Kennedy
1922
Yankees and Giants play an infamous 3-3 tied World Series game.
Polo Grounds
1921
The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time.
1921 World Series
1910
King Manuel II was overnthrown in a revolution and Portugal became a republic.
1877
Chief Joseph surrendered to the U.S. Army.
Nez Perce War
1864
Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone, approx 60,000 die.
Pre-1975 North Indian Ocean cyclone seasons
1813
Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British.
Battle of the Thames
1789
French Revolution: Women of Paris march 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.
Women's March on Versailles
1582
Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy and other Catholic countries.
Adoption of the Gregorian calendar