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 This day in History - October 5
384 Historic Events for October 5
1879

Halfdan Cleve, composer

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1880

Jacques Offenbach, German/Fr composer (La belle H‚lŠne), dies at 61

Death
1881

Otto V Kuusinen, Fin/Rus communist pres of Karelo-Finnish SR (1940-56)

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1882

Robert Hutchings Goddard, Worcester Mass, rocket pioneer

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1882

Giorgio Abetti, Italian astronomer (Solar physics)

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1883

Charles Maduro, Antillean composer

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1884

Hendrik W Tilanus, Dutch artillery officer/politcian (CHU 1939-63)

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1884

Denys Amiel, French dramatist/playwright (Caf‚ Tabac)

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1886

Carter De Haven, IL

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1887

Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter

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1887

Ren‚ Cassin, pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1968)

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1890

Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer

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1892

Grat Dalton, US member of Daltonbende, dies

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1892

Bob Dalton, US leader of Daltonbende, dies

Death
1892

Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in Coffeville, Kansas bank holdup

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1892

Dick Broadwell, US member of Daltonbende, dies

Death
1892

Bill Powers, US member of Daltonbende, dies

Death
1895

Walter Bedell Smith, US general (WW II)/head of CIA (1950-52)

Birth
1896

William Gillette's "Secret Service," premieres in NYC

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1897

Solomon Andrees baloon/polar expedition reaches White Island

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1899

Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, composer, dies at 57

Death
1899

Boleslaw Woytowicz, composer

Birth
1900

Harry Vardon wins US Open golf tournament

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1900

6th US Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 313 at Chicago GC Ill

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1901

John Alton, cinematographer

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