1568 Conference of York begins: trial against Mary Stuart, queen of Scotland
1793 Four years later, Christianity is disestablished in France.
1823 Carl Weber (full name, Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber and one of my mother's favorite composers) visits Ludwig van Beethoven, one of my favorites.
1875 The Palace Hotel on Market Street opens in San Francisco
1887 First U.S. Women's National Championship: Ellen Hansell beats Laura Knight (6-1, 6-0)
1892 The Dalton Gang - a "gang" of four - has their last shoot-out in Coffeville, Kansas during a bank holdup. That permanently ended their two year career as outlaws of the West.
1908 Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey, Ferdinand I becomes Tsar. His given name beats out Weber's in length: Maximilian Karl Leopold Maria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (!) I wonder if his parents called him Ferdie.
1924 First Little Orphan Annie comic strip appears in NYC Daily News
1944 Suffrage is extended to women in France
1945 "Meet the Press" premieres on radio
1947 First presidential address is televised from the White House
1962 The Beatles release their first record "Love Me Do", and "Dr. No", first James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, premieres in London
1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus begins airing on BBC. Below, five of the Python team dressed as Gumby's
1983 Lech Walesa, president of Poland from 1990 to 1995, wins the Nobel Peace Prize
1988 Brazil adopts its Constitution
2005 Vampire novel "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer is first published by Little Brown. The photo is of Stephenie, not one of her vampires.
Any special October 5th events in your world?