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THIS DAY IN HISTORY - OCTOBER 5th

Marie Curie, Quote

“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.”

~ Marie Curie

Wikiquote (Marie Curie (Marie Skłodowska-Curie, often referred to as Marie Curie or Madame Curie (November 7, 1867 – July 4, 1934), was a Polish physicist and chemist, working mainly in France, who is famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences. She was also the first female professor at the University of Paris (La Sorbonne), and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in Paris' Panthéon.)

Wikiquote (The European Commission gave its first Marie Curie prizes on November 5 | Christophe Karaba, EPA)

This Day in History

October 5th, 610

Byzantine Empire Collage

Byzantine Empire (East Roman Empire):
610 - Coronation of Byzantine Emperor Heraclius.

Wikipedia  Image: The Baptism of Constantine painted by Raphael's pupils (1520–1524, fresco, Vatican City, Apostolic Palace); Mural of Saints Cyril and Methodius, 19th century, Troyan Monastery, Bulgaria; Justinian I depicted on one of the famous mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna; The Greek fire was first used by the Byzantine Navy during the Byzantine-Arab Wars (from the Madrid Skylitzes, Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid); Alexios I, founder of the Komnenos dynasty.


October 5th, 1864

In meteorology, a cyclone is an area of closed, circular fluid motion rotating in the same direction as the Earth (This is usually characterized by inward spiraling winds that rotate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere of the Earth)

Cyclone:
Indian city of Calcutta is almost totally destroyed by a cyclone; 60,000 die.

Wikipedia  Image: In meteorology, a cyclone is an area of closed, circular fluid motion rotating in the same direction as the Earth (This is usually characterized by inward spiraling winds that rotate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere of the Earth) ● Emergency Management, Australian Government. ● Global tropical cyclone tracks. ● Emergency Information, Burdenkin Shire.


October 5th, 1938

World War II: Second firestorm raid on Germany, the Royal Air Force conducts an air raid on the town of Kassel, killing 10,000 and rendering 150,000 homeless World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf; Battle of Leyte Gulf; The first kamikaze attack: A Japanese plane carrying a 200-kilogram (440 lb) bomb attacks HMAS Australia off Leyte Island World War II: German V1 flying-bomb and V2 Rockets - Preparations for a Salvo Launch of V-2 Rockets in the Heidelager near Blizna (Poland) (1944) World War II: Eastern Front (World War II); was a theatre of World War II between the European Axis powers and co-belligerent Finland against the Soviet Union, Poland, and some other Allies which encompassed Northern, Southern and Eastern Europe from 22 June 1941 to 9 May 1945

World War II:
1938 - Nuremberg Laws In Germany, Jews passports are invalidated, and those who needed a passport for emigration purposes were given one marked with the letter J (Jude – Jew).
1942 - 98 American POW's executed by Japanese forces on Wake Island.
1944 - Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.
1944 - Suffrage is extended to women in France.
Post World War II:
1947 - The first televised White House address is given by United States President Harry S. Truman.

Wikipedia  Photo: Bombing of Dresden in World War II; August Schreitmüller's sculpture 'Goodness' surveys Dresden after a firestorm started by Allied bombers in 1945. USS Bunker Hill was hit by kamikazes piloted by Ensign Kiyoshi Ogawa and another airman on 11 May 1945. 389 personnel were killed or missing from a crew of 2,600; Ensign Kiyoshi Ogawa, who flew his aircraft into the USS Bunker Hill during a Kamikaze mission on 11 May 1945; Kamikaze Missions - Lt Yoshinori Yamaguchi's Yokosuka D4Y3 (Type 33 Suisei) "Judy" in a suicide dive against USS Essex. The dive brakes are extended and the non-self-sealing port wing tank is trailing fuel vapor and/or smoke 25 November 1944.
German V1 flying-bomb and V2 Rockets - Preparations for a Salvo Launch of V-2 Rockets in the Heidelager near Blizna (Poland) (1944), credit German History in Documents and Images GHDI.

Eastern Front (World War II); Germans race towards Stalingrad. August 1942; Soviet children during a German air raid in the first days of the war, June 1941, by RIA Novosti archive; Soviet sniper Roza Shanina in 1944. About 400,000 Soviet women served in front-line duty units Caucasus Mountains, winter 1942/43; Finnish ski patrol: the invisible enemy of the Soviet Army with an unlimited supply of skis; Men of the German Engineers Corps cross a river which is swollen after the first autumn rains, to strengthen bridges linking the German positions on the central front in Russia. by Keystone / Getty Images. October 1942; Russian snipers fighting on the Leningrad front during a blizzard. Photo by Hulton Archive / Getty Images, 1943; German soldiers surrendering to the Russians in Stalingrad, the soldier holding the white flag of surrender is dressed in white so that there could be no doubt of his intentions, a Russian soldier is on the right of the photograph. by Keystone / Getty Images, January 1943.


October 5th, 1962

Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, is released

Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, is released.

Wikipedia  Image: Sean Connery as James Bond in Dr. No (1962) Poster, credit Sean Connery Day.


October 5th, 1962

The Beatles – from left, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison, November 1963 photo, credit AP; Beatles fans try to break through a police line at Buckingham Palace in London where the group were due to receive the Member of the British Empire (MBE) decoration from the Queen, October 26, 1965, credit Getty Images

The Beatles released their first single "Love Me Do".

Wikipedia  Photo: The Beatles – from left, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison, November 1963 photo, credit AP; Beatles fans try to break through a police line at Buckingham Palace in London where the group were due to receive the Member of the British Empire (MBE) decoration from the Queen, October 26, 1965, credit Getty Images. The Beatles photos, Baltimore Sun.


October 5th, 1969

Monty Python's Flying Circus airs first episode on BBC

Creation of the Kingdom of Monty Python's Flying Circus airs first episode on BBC.

Wikipedia  Photo: Monty Python's Flying Circus Photo courtesy of BBC, John Cleese, Eric Idle and Michael Palin, John Howard Davies Producer.