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Today in history, October 5

Report: Staff Report
Published : Sunday 11 October, 2015

1430 - Duke Philip the Good of Bourgondy visits Brussels

1450 - Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Ludwig IX

1550 - Foundation of Concepción, city in Chile.

1582 - Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy, other Catholic countries

1665 - The University of Kiel is founded.

1793 - French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.

1796 - Spain declares war on England

1813 - Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British

1857 - The City of Anaheim was founded.

1864 - Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone (approx 60,000 die)

1867 - Last day of Julian calendar in Alaska

1908 - Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey, Ferdinand I becomes Tsar

1910 - Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic

1914 - World War I first aerial combat resulting in a kill.

1915 - Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.

1945 - Indonesian army forms

1961 - China & Nepal sign treaty

1988 - Brazil adopts its Constitution

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