On This Day in History, February 05

This Solo Diners Eat Out Week should encourage you to have some fun alone. Just in case you need to strike a balance, we have an informative piece for you. Our list of Historical events of February 5th will expand your knowledge horizons.

  • 1917 – The last of the American troops commanded by General John Pershing left Mexico.
  • 1922 -The first Reader’s Digest magazine, was designed to provide abridged articles on a wide variety of subjects, for easy reading.
  • 1924 -1st Winter Olympic Games close at Chamonix, France.
  • 1937 -A bill proposing to increase tax exemption for homesteads from $2,000 to $3,500 was passed on this day.
  • 1940 -Glenn Miller and his Orchestra recorded “Tuxedo Junction”.
  • 1953 -The end of sweet rationing in Great Britain.
  • 1981 -Joni Mitchell was inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame.
  • 1982 -Laker Airways collapsed, owing £270 million to banks and other creditors.
  • 1988 -Panama leader General Manual Antonio Noriega, along with 16 associates, were charged with drug smuggling and money laundering.
  • 1991 -A Michigan court bars Dr. Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides.
  • 1992 -Jury selection began in the trial of Los Angeles police charged with beating Rodney King.
  • 1994 -A mortar bomb explodes in the main market square in Sarajevo, killing 68 and wounding 200 people.
  • 1996 -British supermarket first genetically modified tomato puree goes on sale.
  • 2007 -A close friend of murdered spy Alexander Litvinenko spoke up in a BBC interview.
  • 2008 -The worst tornadoes in over two decades strikes 5 states in the south
  • 20o8 -The C.I.A. admitted to ‘waterboarding’ terror suspects.
  • 2010 -The Russian Orthodox Church has expressed its dissatisfaction at an attempt to sell the skull and bones that allegedly belonged to Saint Philip.
  • 2011 – Ed Sabol, co-founder of NFL Films, elected for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • 2014 – US President Obama and journalists globally called for the release of 3 Al Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt.
  • 2014 – Google Vice President Susan Wojcicki is named CEO of YouTube.


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