This Day in History – October 5

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This Day in History – October 5

October 5 is celebrated as World Teacher’s Day every year. This day is essentially celebrated to pay tribute to the incredible role that teachers play all over the world and their important contributions towards society. On the same day, Meera Sahib Biwi became the first woman judge of the Supreme Court. Various events take place in a day and become a part of the History. Check out all the important things that happened on Ocotober 5!

What Happened in India on October 5?

  • 1676 – EIC’s Right to Exchange  
    On October 5,  East India Company got the right to exchange Indian currency from the King of England.
  • 1989 – First Woman Judge
    Meera Sahib Biwi became the first woman judge of the Supreme Court.

Important Events that Happened Across the Globe on October 5

  • 1914 – World War I
    An aircraft was successfully destroyed by another aircraft with gunfire
  • 1921 – World Series first broadcasted
    On October 5, 1921, The World Series was first broadcasted on radio.
  • 1947 – Oval Office Address
    On October 5, 1947, President Truman made the first televised  Oval Office Address..
  • 1948 – Ashgabat Earthquake
    The Ashgabat Earthquake took the lives of nearly 10,000 and 110,000 people.
  • 1974 – Bombs planted by the PIRA
    Bombs were planted by the PIRA  in pubs in Guildford which killed 4 British soldiers and one civilian.
  • 1984 – First Canadian in Space
    Marc Garneau became the first Canadian in space.
  • 2000 – Mass demonstration in Serbia
    Mass demonstrations in Serbia led to the resignation of Slobodan Miloševi.

Famous Birthdays

1952 – Imran Khan
Imran Khan, the 22nd and current prime minister of Pakistan, was born on October 5,1952.

Credits : United Nations

1983 – Jesse Eisenberg 
Jesse Adam Eisenberg is an American actor, producer, playwright, and writer.

Credits : ONE Media

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