Today in History, English
Today in History, English

14071February 5Event1941 – World War II: Allied forces begin the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.
14072February 5Event1945 – World War II: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.
14073February 5Event1946 – The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.
14074February 5Event1958 – Gamal Abdel Nasser is nominated to be the first president of the United Arab Republic.
14075February 5Event1958 – A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.
14076February 5Event1962 – French President Charles de Gaulle calls for Algeria to be granted independence.
14077February 5Event1963 – The European Court of Justice's ruling in Van Gend en Loos v Nederlandse Administratie der Belastingen establishes the principle of direct effect, one of the most important, if not the most important, decisions in the development of European Union
14078February 5Event1971 – Astronauts land on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission.
14079February 5Event1972 – Bob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
14080February 5Event1975 – Riots break in Lima, Peru after the police forces go on strike the day before. The uprising (locally known as the Limazo) is bloodily suppressed by the military dictatorship.
14081February 5Event1976 – The 1976 swine flu outbreak begins at Fort Dix, NJ.
14082February 5Event1985 – Ugo Vetere, then the mayor of Rome, and Chedli Klibi, then the mayor of Carthage meet in Tunis to sign a treaty of friendship officially ending the Third Punic War which lasted 2,131 years.
14083February 5Event1988 – Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.
14084February 5Event1994 – Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
14085February 5Event1994 – Markale massacres, more than 60 people are killed and some 200 wounded as a mortar shell explodes in a downtown marketplace in Sarajevo.
14086February 5Event1997 – The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.
14087February 5Event2000 – Russian forces massacre at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, Chechnya.
14088February 5Event2004 – Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.
14089February 5Event2008 – A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States kills 57.
14090February 5Birth1505 – Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian and author (d. 1572)
14091February 5Birth1519 – René of Châlon, (d. 1544)
14092February 5Birth1534 – Giovanni de' Bardi, Italian soldier, composer, and critic (d. 1612)
14093February 5Birth1589 – Esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet and educator (d. 1669)
14094February 5Birth1594 – Biagio Marini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1663)
14095February 5Birth1608 – Gaspar Schott, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1666)
14096February 5Birth1626 – Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)
14097February 5Birth1650 – Anne Jules de Noailles, French general (d. 1708)
14098February 5Birth1703 – Gilbert Tennent, Irish minister (d. 1764)
14099February 5Birth1723 – John Witherspoon, Scottish-American minister and academic (d. 1794)
14100February 5Birth1725 – James Otis, Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1783)

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