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!
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- 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
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.
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.
Ottoman Empire armor belonging to Sultan Mustafa III -18th century. Topkapi Palace, Istanbul,Turkey.
Selfies In The 20’s
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
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