On This Day 05 February In History

On This Day 05 February In History

Here’s a look at what happened on this day in history, February 5th. We will always remember the news, events, and individuals who shaped the course of history.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY: FEBRUARY 5TH
A significant tornado outbreak in the southern United States killed 57 people in 2008.
2004 | The Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front seizes Gonaves, kicking off the 2004 Haitian revolution.
2000 | Russian forces killed at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb in Grozny, Chechnya.
1997 | Banks known as the Big Three in Switzerland announced the creation of a $ 71 million fund to help Holocaust survivors and their families on this day.
1994 | Byron De La Beckwith was convicted of the 1963 assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
1994 | In the Markale massacre, more than 60 people were killed and 200 others injured as a mortar shell exploded in a market in downtown Sarajevo.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

1993 | Irish footballer and politician, seventh Irish Minister for Health, Seán Flanagan, 71.
2013 | Norwegian composer and conductor, Egil Hovland, 89.
2016 | Filipino martial artist, Ciriaco Cañete, 97.
1977 | Swedish physicist and academic, Oskar Klein, 83.
2010 | Canadian ice hockey player and activist, Brendan Burke, 22.
BIRTHDAYS
1970 | Australian cricket coach, Darren Lehmann.
1953 | Paraguayan footballer and manager, Gustavo Benítez.
1986 | English football player, Billy Sharp.
1944 | American producer, Al Kooper.
1991 | Swedish footballer, Nabil Bahoui.
SPORTS
2020 | Tottenham faced Southampton in an exciting fourth-round FA Cup tie and ended Tottenham winning 3-2.
ENTERTAINMENT
2000 | On this day, “Color of friendship” premiered on the Disney channel for the first time.
AFRICA FACT
During elections in the Gambia,  in a private booth, voters are shown holes in the ground belonging to each candidate.
Then they drop their marbles in the hole they choose.

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