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This Day in History: October 5

October 5: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1895 - The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.
  2. 1905 - Wilbur Wright pilots Wright Flyer III in a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood until 1908.
  3. 1947 - The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
  4. 1970 - The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.
  5. 1984 - Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Denis Diderot (French philosopher and encyclopedis), Chester A. Arthur (21st President of the United States), Francis Peyton Rous (American pathologist), Richard F. Gordon, Jr. (American astronaut), Bil Keane (American cartoonist)

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