Today In History – October 5

Important Events

1789 French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris

1813 Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British

1864 Most of Calcutta destroyed by a cyclone, approx 60,000 die

1978 Over 30 major nations ratify the Environmental Modification Convention which prohibits weather warfare that has widespread, long-lasting or severe effects

Today In Film & TV

1947 Harry Truman makes the 1st Presidential address televised from the White House

1962 “Dr No”, 1st James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, premieres in London

2017 “The New York Times” publishes an investigation into sexual harassment behaviour by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein

Today In Music

1962 The Beatles release their first record, “Love Me Do”

Today In Sports

1922 NY Yankees and Giants play out a controversial 3-3 tie in 10 innings in Game 2 of Baseball World Series at Polo Grounds, Manhattan, NY; Giants win series, 4-0-1

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