This day in history - February 5

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This day in history - February 5.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, February 5, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on February 5 encompassed events relating to the Pompeii Earthquake, Disppearance of HMS Blenheim and HMS Java, First Class of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Opening to the public of the Hermitage Museum, Russia, Discovery of the 'Welcome Stranger' Gold Nugget, Immigration Act of 1917, First U.S. Military Person to Shoot Down an Enemy Aircraft, Sinking of Luxury Liner SS Tuscania, Foundation of United Artists Studio and Introduction of the Greenwich Time Signal. Many famous people were associated with these significant events including Pliny the Younger, Thomas Troubridge, Austin Bissell, George Pigot, John. H. Lathrop, John W. Sterling, Catherine the Great, John Deason, Richard Oates, Woodrow Wilson, Stephen W. Thompson, Wilhelm Meyer, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, David Griffith and Frank Watson Dyson, John Reith.

Pompeii Earthquake - February 5, AD 62: On this day in history, February 5, AD 62, crucial events took place today in Pompeii, Italy, relating to the Pompeii Earthquake. On February 5, AD 62, an earthquake, with an approximate magnitude of 5 or 6 on the Richter scale, rocked the Bay of Naples area including Pompeii. Pliny the Younger, a contemporary writer, noted that tremors were frequent in the area and, therefore, not a particular worry. However this earthquake was devastating and destroyed many buildings in Pompeii. Some buildings had still not been repaired by the time Vesuvius erupted in AD79. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 5, AD 62 were Pliny the Younger. Facts on this day in History February 5: Events on this day in history: Pompeii Earthquake *** Date: February 5, AD 62 *** Place: Pompeii, Italy *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 1st Century *** This day in history ***

Disppearance of HMS Blenheim and HMS Java - February 5, 1807: On this day in history, February 5, 1807, critical events took place today in Western Indian Ocean, regarding the Disppearance of HMS Blenheim and HMS Java. Despite warnings that HMS Blenheim, a Royal Navy third rate ship of the line, wasn't seaworthy, Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Troubridge insisted on taking her, along with frigate HMS Java and sloop HMS Harrier, from Madras , India, to the Cape of Good Hope. On February 5, 1807, they encountered a gale. HMS Blenheim, captained by Austin Bissell, and HMS Java, captained by George Pigot, were last seen by HMS Harrier during the gale, flying distress signals. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 5, 1807 were Thomas Troubridge, Austin Bissell, George Pigot. Facts on this day in History February 5: Events on this day in history: Disppearance of HMS Blenheim and HMS Java *** Date: February 5, 1807 *** Place: Western Indian Ocean *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

First Class of the University of Wisconsin-Madison - February 5, 1849: On this day in history, February 5, 1849, significant events took place today in Wisconsin, USA, respecting the First Class of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The first class of the University of Wisconsin-Madison was held in the Madison Female Academy. The university's Governor was John H. Lathrop and the first Professor was John W. Sterling, who taught mathematics. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 5, 1849 were John. H. Lathrop, John W. Sterling. Facts on this day in History February 5: Events on this day in history: First Class of the University of Wisconsin-Madison *** Date: February 5, 1849 *** Place: Wisconsin, USA *** Category: Education *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Opening to the public of the Hermitage Museum, Russia - February 5, 1852: On this day in history, February 5, 1852, important events took place today in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in respect of the Opening to the public of the Hermitage Museum, Russia. The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, was opened to the public on February 5, 1852. The museum is formed of six historic buildings on Palace Embankment, five of which are open to the public. The museum was founded by Catherine the Great in 1764 (Catherine II) and is the oldest in the world. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 5, 1852 were Catherine the Great. Facts on this day in History February 5: Events on this day in history: Opening to the public of the Hermitage Museum, Russia *** Date: February 5, 1852 *** Place: Saint Petersburg, Russia *** Category: The Arts *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Discovery of the 'Welcome Stranger' Gold Nugget - February 5, 1869: On this day in history, February 5, 1869, important events took place today in Victoria, Australia, surrounding the Discovery of the 'Welcome Stranger' Gold Nugget. On February 5, 1869, two propectors, Richard Oates and John Deason, found the alluvial gold nugget that would be named the 'Welcome Stranger' in Moliagul, Victoria. Weighing in at a little over 293lbs, it was the largest alluvial gold nugget ever found. It's trimmed weight was approximately 193lbs. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 5, 1869 were John Deason, Richard Oates. Facts on this day in History February 5: Events on this day in history: Discovery of the 'Welcome Stranger' Gold Nugget *** Date: February 5, 1869 *** Place: Victoria, Australia *** Category: Discoveries *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Immigration Act of 1917 - February 5, 1917: On this day in history, February 5, 1917, crucial events took place today in Washington D.C. USA,, relating to the Immigration Act of 1917. The Immigration Act of 1917, was passed by the United States Congress on February 5, 1917. This overrode the veto that President Woodrow Wilson had imposed in December 1916. This bill was designed to restrict the number of immigrants entering the United States and included the imposition of a literacy test. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 5, 1917 were Woodrow Wilson. Facts on this day in History February 5: Events on this day in history: Immigration Act of 1917 *** Date: February 5, 1917 *** Place: Washington D.C. USA, *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

First U.S. Military Person to Shoot Down an Enemy Aircraft - February 5, 1918: On this day in history, February 5, 1918, crucial events took place today in Saarbrucken, Germany, relating to the First U.S. Military Person to Shoot Down an Enemy Aircraft. During World War I, Stephen W. Thompson was assigned to the United States 1st Aero Squadron in France. While training as an observer, he was invited to fly as a gunner bombadier on an operation with the French. Following their bombing raid on Saarbrucken they were attacked by German fighters. Thompson managed to shoot one down earning him the Croix de Guerre with Palm. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 5, 1918 were Stephen W. Thompson. Facts on this day in History February 5: Events on this day in history: First U.S. Military Person to Shoot Down an Enemy Aircraft *** Date: February 5, 1918 *** Place: Saarbrucken, Germany *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Sinking of Luxury Liner SS Tuscania - February 5, 1918: On this day in history, February 5, 1918, crucial events took place today in Irish Sea, relating to the Sinking of Luxury Liner SS Tuscania. The Luxury Liner Tuscania was in service with the Anchor Line transporting passengers between New York City and Glasgow. In 1916, during World War I, she was refitted and became a troopship. While carrying troops to Liverpool, she was torpedoed and sunk by German Submarine UB-77, commanded by Korvettenkapitan Wilhelm Meyer. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 5, 1918 were Wilhelm Meyer. Facts on this day in History February 5: Events on this day in history: Sinking of Luxury Liner SS Tuscania *** Date: February 5, 1918 *** Place: Irish Sea *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Foundation of United Artists Studio - February 5, 1919: On this day in history, February 5, 1919, crucial events took place today in New York City, relating to the Foundation of United Artists Studio. The film studio United Artists was founded on February 5, 1919, in New York City, USA, by Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and David Griffith. Their intention was to control their own interests rather than be controlled by the tightening grip of the established Hollywood producers and distributors. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 5, 1919 were Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, David Griffith. Facts on this day in History February 5: Events on this day in history: Foundation of United Artists Studio *** Date: February 5, 1919 *** Place: New York City *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Introduction of the Greenwich Time Signal - February 5, 1924: On this day in history, February 5, 1924, important events took place today in London, England, in respect of the Introduction of the Greenwich Time Signal. An idea by Sir Frank Watson Dyson, Astronomer Royal, and John Reith, head of the BBC, led to the daily broadcasting of the Greenwich Time Signal (Pips). The pips are currently controlled by an atomic clock at Broadcasting House, London, although they were originally controlled from the Royal Greenwich Observatory by two mechanical clocks. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 5, 1924 were Frank Watson Dyson, John Reith. Facts on this day in History February 5: Events on this day in history: Introduction of the Greenwich Time Signal *** Date: February 5, 1924 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

This day in history - February 5

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