Today in History – February 5 – India and World is one such article that can be rightly called as a study aid for people who are preparing for competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC etc. These exams are known for asking questions related to Indian history and world history. Remembering the most important events that took place can be a daunting task. Having a chronologically arranged sheet of events can make life easy. It is because of this, this particular article is considered as a study aid. Let us quickly take a look at the events that took place on this day in both India and world.
What Happened On This Day in History – February 5
Today in History – February 5: “India”
1922: On this day, the Chauri Chaura incident took place in Gorakhpur District of United Provinces. Today United Provinces goes by the name Uttar Pradesh. It was a clash between Non-cooperation Movement participants and police. 3 civilians and 22 policemen died in the event.
2008: Indian Guru – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi died on this day. He is better known for founding the famous Transcendental Meditation.
Today in History – February 5: “World”
1597: A new government in Japan killed a group of early Japanese Christians. The government saw them as a threat to the society of Japan.
1778: Articles of Confederation was ratified by South Carolina, making it the second state to do so.
1782: Menorca was captured by Spanish forces after they defeated the British forces.
1810: The Siege of Cádiz started on this day during the Peninsular War.
1818: Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascended to thrones of Norway and Sweden.
1852: One of world’s oldest and largest museums – The New Hermitage Museum – opened for public in Russia’s Saint Petersburg.
1869: In Moliagul, Victoria, Australia, the “Welcome Stranger” was found on this day. It is the largest alluvial gold nugget found till date in entire world.
1905: General Hospital of Mexico was inaugurated on this day in Mexico. During the time of inauguration, the hospital had just four basic specialties.
1909: Leo Baekeland – a chemist from Belgium – announced the creation of Bakelite. It was the first known synthetic plastic in this world.
1913: The first ever naval air mission in world in history of mankind was performed by Greek military aviators – Aristeidis Moraitinis and Michael Moutoussis. They used Farman MF.7 hydroplane to achieve the feat.
1918: A German airplane was shot down by American aviator – Stephen W. Thompson during World War I. It was the first aerial victory for US military.
1918: The first ship carrying US troops to Europe – the SS Tuscania – was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Ireland. The incident happened during World War I.
1924: The Royal Greenwich Observatory started transmitting hourly time signals that were known as the Greenwich Time Signals.
1941: During WWII, the Battle of Keren was started by Allied forces in an attempt to capture Keren in Eritrea.
1958: Tybee Bomb – a Hydrogen Bomb – was lost by US Air Force. It was never recovered by US military. The bomb was lost off the coast of Savannah in Georgia.
1971: In Apollo 14 Mission – astronauts landed on Moon.
2004: The 2004 Haiti Revolution started as the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front rebels managed to capture city of Gonaïves.