February 5: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1778 - South Carolina becomes the second state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.
- 1852 - The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, opens to the public.
- 1900 - The United States and the United Kingdom sign a treaty for the Panama Canal.
- 1909 - Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announces the creation of Bakelite, the world's first synthetic plastic.
- 1971 - Astronauts land on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission.
- Famous Birthdays: John Jeffries (physician and surgeon), André Citroën (French engineer and businessman, founded Citroën), Alan Lloyd Hodgkin (English physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate), Robert Hofstadter (American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate), Nolan Bushnell (American businessman, founded Atari, Inc.)
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