Events on Oct 5

  • 08694th Council of Constantinople (8th ecumenical council) opens
  • 1430Duke Philip the Good of Bourgondy visits Brussels
  • 1450Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Ludwig IX
  • 1465French King Louis XI signs peace with Charles the Stout
  • 1511Eedgenootschap signs anti-French Saint League
  • 1568Conference of York begins: trial against Mary Stuart
  • 1568Willem of Oranges army occupies Brabant
  • 1582Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy, other Catholic countries
  • 1632Henry Casimir I appointed Viceroy of Groningen
  • 1762Opera "Orfeo Ed Euridice" is produced (Vienna)
  • 1777Washington begins assault on Germantown, Penn
  • 1796Spain declares war on England
  • 1813Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British
  • 1823Weber visits Beethoven
  • 1830King Willem I mobilizes Dutch army
  • 1833Charles Darwin moves with Parana to Santa Fe Bajada Argentina
  • 1862Battle of Big Hatchie River, Mississippi
  • 1862Federal fleet occupies Galveston, Texas
  • 1863Confederate sub David damages Union ship Ironsides
  • 1864Battle of Allatoona, 1 / 3 of Union troops die repulsing South
  • 1864Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone (approximately 60,000 die)
  • 1867Last day of Julian calendar in Alaska
  • 1875Palace Hotel on Market Street, SF opens
  • 1892Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in Coffeville, Kansas bank holdup
  • 1897Solomon Andrees baloon / polar expedition reaches White Island
  • 19006th US Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 313 at Chicago Golf Club - Illinois
  • 1900Harry Vardon wins US Open golf tournament
  • 1907Interprovincial Rugby Football Union plays 1st game (Mtl 17 Tor 8)
  • 1907Philadelphia Athletics Rube Vickers no-hits Washingston Senators, 4-0 in 5 inning game
  • 1908Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey, Ferdinand I becomes Tsar

Born on Oct 5

  • 1458Kazimierz de Saint: Polish ruler / Saint
  • 1609Paul Fleming: Writer
  • 1626Johann Schop: Composer
  • 1684Johann Jacob de Neufville: Composer
  • 1703Jonathan Edwards: United States -- Theologian / philosopher (Original Sin)
  • 1712Francesco Guardi: Italian painter
  • 1722Gregorio Sciroli: Composer
  • 1743Giuseppi Gazzaniga: Composer
  • 1758Thomas Greatorex: Composer
  • 1799Anthony G O Ridder Van Rappard: Dutch Minister of Reformed Worship
  • 1804Robert Parker Parrott: Inventor, died in 1877
  • 1808Thomas Algeo Rowley: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
  • 1808Winand C H Staring: Geologist (Geology of the Netherlands)
  • 1817Eduard Franck: Composer
  • 1822Hans Hampel: Composer
  • 1823Feliks Jaronski: Composer
  • 1830Chester Alan Arthur: Fairfield, Vermont -- (R) 21st President (1881-85)
  • 1833Cyrus Bussey: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1915
  • 1836George Washington Gordon: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1911
  • 1840Fran Gerbic: Composer
  • 1840John Addington Symonds: British historian / writer (Probs in Greek Ethics)
  • 1858Heinrich M von Battenberg: German son-in-law of Queen Victoria
  • 1863Ludwig Borchardt: German Egyptologist
  • 1875Cyril Rootham: Composer
  • 1878Louise Dresser [Kerlin]: Evansville, Indiana -- Actress (Maid of Salem)
  • 1879Halfdan Cleve: Composer
  • 1879John Erskine: United States -- Poet / pianist (Private Life of Helen of Troy)
  • 1881Otto V Kuusinen: Fin / Rus communist President of Karelo-Finnish SR (1940-56)
  • 1882Giorgio Abetti: Italian astronomer (Solar physics)
  • 1882Robert Hutchings Goddard: Worcester, Massachusetts -- Rocket pioneer

Died on Oct 5

  • 0578Justinus II: Byzantine Emperor (565-78)
  • 1056Henry III: RC German King (1039-56)
  • 1111Robrecht II of Jerusalem: Count of Flanders (1st Crusader)
  • 1285Philippe III [the Stout]: King of France (1270-85)
  • 1399Raymundus of Capua: Italian General
  • 1496Ferdinand II: King of Naples
  • 1557Il Bacchiacca [Franceso Ubertini]: Italian painter, dies at 63
  • 1631Arabella Holles: Wife of English politician Thomas Wentworth
  • 1707Daniel Speer: Composer, dies at 71
  • 1763August III: King of Poland, dies at 66
  • 1787Thomas Stone: US attorney / signer (Dec of Ind), dies at about 44
  • 1813Etienne Ozi: Composer, dies at 58
  • 1813Tecumseh: US Shawnee-chief / English General (Battle of Thames)
  • 1837Hortense de Beauharnais: French Queen of the Netherlands (1806-10), dies at 54
  • 1867Thomas Taglichsbeck: Composer, dies at 67
  • 1892Bill Powers: US member of Daltonbende
  • 1892Bob Dalton: US leader of Daltonbende
  • 1892Dick Broadwell: US member of Daltonbende
  • 1892Grat Dalton: US member of Daltonbende
  • 1899Johann Nepomuk Fuchs: Composer, dies at 57
  • 1911Charles-Theodore Malherbe: Composer, dies at 58
  • 1915Jose Maria Usandizaga: Composer, dies at 28
  • 1915Otto Valdemar Malling: Composer, dies at 67
  • 1918Roland Garros: French stunt flyer
  • 1919Jean Louis Nicode: Composer, dies at 66
  • 1924Joseph Vezina: Composer, dies at 75
  • 1933Nikolaj N Joedenitsj: Russian General / contra revolutionary, dies at 71
  • 1933Renee Adoree: Actress (Big Parade), dies at 35
  • 1934Jean Vigo: French filmer
  • 1940Silvestre Revueltas: Mexican composer: Cuauhnahuac / Planos, dies at 40

Historical events on October 6

  • 0891Formosus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1111Boudouin VII becomes Earl of Flanders
  • 1499French King Louis XII occupies Milan
  • 1567Duke of Alva becomes land guardian of the Netherlands
  • 168313 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown Pa (Philadelphia)
  • 1689Pietro Ottoboni replaces Pope Innocent XI as Alexander VIII
  • 1762English troops occupy Manila Philippines
  • 1781Americans and French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of Revolutionary War
  • 1783Benjamin Hanks patents self-winding clock
  • 1799Battle at Castricum: French and Bataafs army beats English / Russian army
  • 1811French Emperor Napoleon visits Utrecht
  • 1857American Chess Association organized; 1st major US chess tournament (NYC)
  • 1861Naval Engagement at Charleston, SC USS Flag vs. BR Alert
  • 1861Revolt of Russian student shuts down university of Petersburg
  • 1863Battle at Baxter Springs, Kansas
  • 1863Dr Charles H Sheppard opens 1st public bath, in Brooklyn
  • 18661st train robbery in US (Reno Brothers take $13,000)
  • 1871Fisk Jubilee Singers begin 1st national tour
  • 1876American Library Association organized in Philadelphia
  • 18821st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0
  • 1884Naval War College forms in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1886Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Resident Patient" (BG)
  • 1889Moulin Rogue opens in Paris
  • 1889Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture
  • 1890Mormon Church outlaws polygamy
  • 1893Nabisco Foods invents Cream of Wheat
  • 1898Gustav Mahler conducts 1st Wiener Philharmonic
  • 1908Austria annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 1908Tigers beat White Sox, 7-0 to win AL pennant
  • 1908Yanks lose 100th game of year go 51-103 for season

Born on October 6

  • 1552Matteo Ricci: Italian Missionary (China)
  • 1618Miguel Gomez Camargo: Composer
  • 1706Pieter Steyn: Dutch grand pensionary (1749- )
  • 1777William Russell: Composer
  • 1806Andreas Randel: Composer
  • 1808Frederik VII: 1st constitutional King of Denmark (1848-63)
  • 1816William Batchelder Bradbury: Composer
  • 1818Joseph Rummel: Composer
  • 1819Willem A Scholten: Dutch potato-flour manufacturer
  • 1824Henry Chadwick: Baseball pioneer ( developed 1st rule book)
  • 1827Cark Reidel: Composer
  • 1831J W Richard Dedekind: German mathematician (Nature & Meaning of Numbers)
  • 1846George Westinghouse: Responsible for alternating current in US
  • 1847Adolf von Hildebrand: German sculptor
  • 1849Basil Zaharoff: Arms dealer, "merchant of death"
  • 1860Oscar L Helfrich: Dutch Governor (Curacao)
  • 1860Reneke de Marees van Swinderen: Dutch Foreign Minister (1908-13)
  • 1862Albert Jeremiah Beveridge: United States -- Politician / author (Progressive)
  • 1866Reginald Aubrey Fessenden: Broadcast 1st program of voice and music
  • 1873Oscar George Theodore Sonneck: Composer
  • 1880Julia Culp: Mezzo-soprano
  • 1882Karol Maciej Szymanowski: Timoshovka, Ukraine -- Composer (Stabatmater)
  • 1884Lloyd Spooner: United States -- Marksman (1920 Olympics - 4 Gold / 1 Silver / 2 Bronze Medals)
  • 1887Le Corbusier: Switzerland -- Architect / city planner / artist (Urbanisme)
  • 1887Maria Jeritza [Jedlicka]: Austria -- Singer (Vienna Opera)
  • 1888Li Ta-chao: Co-founder with Mao Tse-tung (Chinese Communist Party)
  • 1888Max Butting: Composer
  • 1889Maria Dabrowska: Polish writer (Noce I Dnie)
  • 1895Caroline Gordon: Kentucky, United States -- Writer (Green Centuries)
  • 1896Otto Siegl: Composer

Died on October 6

  • 0404Eudoxia Aelia: Empress of Austria
  • 0877Charles II the Kale: King of France / Roman Emperor (875-77), dies at 54
  • 1014Samuel: Ruler of Bulgaria
  • 1585Luca Cambiaso: Italian Painter / sculptor
  • 1641Matthijs H Quast: Fleet guardian (Gold Islands), dies in battle
  • 1644Isabella van Bourbon: French Princess of Henri IV
  • 1651Heinrich Albert: German Composer (Arien oder Melodien), dies at 47
  • 1762Francesco Onofrio Manfredini: Composer, dies at 78
  • 1786Antonio Maria Gasparo Giaccino Sacchini: Composer, dies at 56
  • 1819Charles Emanuel II: King of Sardinia (1796-1802) / Jesuit
  • 1837Jean-Francois Le Sueur: Composer, dies at 77
  • 1855August L Crelle: Inventor / Mathematician (Rechentafeln), dies at 75
  • 1860Stephen Elvey: Composer, dies at 55
  • 1861Elias Canneman: Liberal Minister of Finance (1813-14), dies at 84
  • 1868Leon Charles Francois Kreutzer: Composer, dies at 51
  • 1874Thomas Dyke Acland Tellefsen: Composer, dies at 50
  • 1880Benjamin Pierce: US Mathematician / astronomer
  • 1891Charles S Parnell: English / Irish Home Rule Party leader, dies at 45
  • 1892Alfred Tennyson: Writer, dies at 83
  • 1905Ferdinand von Richthofen: German geographer / explorer
  • 1909Dudley Buck: US Organist / composer, dies at 70
  • 1912August Beernaert: Belgian Premier (1884-94, Nobel 1909), dies at 83
  • 1924Jacques Oppenheim: Lawyer, dies at 75
  • 1926Charles Van de Banks: Flemish writer / Poet (Red Horse)
  • 1933Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili: Composer, dies at 62
  • 1935Frederic Hymen Cowen: Composer, dies at 83
  • 1940Ferdinando Liuzzi: Composer, dies at 55
  • 1943Robert Cooper: Father of Card pitcher Mort and catcher Walker
  • 1947Leevi Antti Madetoya: Composer, dies at 60
  • 1949Robert Lynd [YY]: Irish writer / critic (News Chronicle), dies at 70