5 February

5 February

February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 329 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about February 5th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about February 5th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Nutella Day
  • National Chocolate Fondue Day
  • Western Monarch Day
  • National Weatherperson’s Day
  • National Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day
  • Take Your Child To The Library Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – February 5

1924: The Greenwich Time Signal is broadcast for the first time

The “BBC pips” are 5 short and 1 long tones that are broadcast by many BBC radio stations to mark the precise start of the hour.

1919: United Artists is founded

Charlie Chaplin was one of the film studio’s founders.

1909: The world’s first synthetic plastic is developed

Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announced his invention of Bakelite at a meeting of the American Chemical Society that day.

1869: The biggest gold nugget in history is found

The “Welcome Stranger” was found at Moliagul in Australia and had a calculated refined weight of 71.081 kg.

1852: The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg opens to the public

It is one of the world’s largest and oldest museums and was originally founded in 1764.

1991: Canadian firefighters seal an oil well in Kuwait after Iraqi sabotage during the Gulf War, 1991.

Canadian firefighters seal an oil well in Kuwait after Iraqi sabotage during the Gulf War, 1991.

1944: The tallest soldier in the German Army surrenders to Allied forces, 1944.

The tallest soldier in the German Army surrenders to Allied forces, 1944.

1936: Republican Assault Guard in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War, 1936.

Republican Assault Guard in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War, 1936.

Ottoman Empire armor belonging to Sultan Mustafa III -18th century. Topkapi Palace, Istanbul,Turkey.

Ottoman Empire armor belonging to Sultan Mustafa III -18th century. Topkapi Palace, Istanbul,Turkey.

Selfies In The 20’s

Selfies In The 20’s

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, February 5

1985: Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese footballer

1969: Michael Sheen, Welsh actor

1900: Adlai Stevenson, American politician, 31st Governor of Illinois

1878: André Citroën, French engineer, businessman, founded Citroën

1840: John Boyd Dunlop, Scottish businessman, co-founded Dunlop Rubber

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, February 5

2010: Harry Schwarz, German/South African lawyer, politician, diplomat, 13th South African Ambassador to the United States

2008: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru

1993: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, American director, screenwriter, producer

1938: Hans Litten, German jurist

1881: Thomas Carlyle, Scottish historian


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *