5 October in Indian and World History

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5 October in Indian and World History

5 October in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 5 October is the birth anniversary of Kailashpati Mishra. 5 October is also observed as the death anniversary of Varghese Payyappill and Steve Jobs.

Birth Anniversary

5 October in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Kailashpati Mishra (5 October 1923 – 3 November 2012) was an Indian politician. He was a leader of Jana Sangh, and later the Bharatiya Janta Party. He was the Finance Minister of Bihar in 1977. He was Governor of Gujarat from May 2003 to July 2004. Kailashpati Mishra was born in Dudharchak, Buxar, Bihar, into a Bhumihar family on 5 October 1923. He took part in the Quit India Movement in 1942 and was arrested for the same. He was a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh from 1943 and was even jailed after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. While studying in class X, Mr. Mishra was arrested for picketing at the main gate of his school at Buxar in support of the 1942 Quit India Movement.

Death Anniversary

5 October in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:


Varghese Payyappilly (8 August 1876 5 October 1929) was a Syro-Malabar priest from the Indian state of Kerala and the founder of the congregation of Sisters of the Destitute. He was declared Venerable by Pope Francis on 14 April 2018. Kathanar was born as Kunjuvaru on 8 August 1876 to Payyappilly Lonan and Kunjumariam in the Palakkappilly branch of Payyappilly Nasrani family at Perumanoor, Thevara.

Steve Jobs (24 February 1955 – 5 October 2011) the visionary co-founder of Apple Inc., which revolutionized the computer, music and mobile communications industries with such devices as the Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, and iPad, died at age 56 of complications from pancreatic cancer.

Notable events on 5 October in Indian and World History

5 October 1676 – The East India Company got the right to exchange Indian currency in Mumbai from the King of England.


5 October 1805 – Lord Cornwallis, the second Governor General and Commander in Chief of the British Raj in India, died in Ghazipur.

5 October 1864 – A cyclone killed 70,000 people in Calcutta, India.

5 October 1789 – Troubled by the high price and decrease of the French Revolution, thousands of Paris women and their various colleagues marched in the royal palace in Versay.

5 October 1796 – Spain declared war on England.


5 October 1818 – Claudine Thévenet (known as “Mary of St. Ignatius “) founded the Roman Catholic Order Studiégius de Yesus-Marie “Religious of Jesus and Mary”) in Lyon, France.

5 October 1823 – The medical journal The Lancet was founded by Thomas Wakley in London.

5 October 1842 – Joseph Grol produced the first Pilsner beer in Bohemia in the city of Pilsen.

5 October 1864 – About 50,000 people died due to the cyclone in Calcutta city.

5 October 1875 – San Francisco established the Palace Hotel on Market Street.

5 October 1880 – Alonzo Tea Cross patented the first ballpoint pen.

5 October 1902 – Ray Crock was born to turn McDonald’s into the world’s most successful food operation.

5 October 1903 – Samuel Griffith became the first Chief Justice of Australia, while Edmond Barton and Richard O ” became the first Pissy Justice of the High Court of Australia.

5 October 1905 – The Wright brothers pilot the Wright Flyer III in a new world record flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes.

5 October 1910 – The monarchy in Portugal ended and the republic was established.

5 October 1914 – World War I: An aircraft successfully destroys another aircraft with gunfire for the first time.

5 October 1930 – The British Aircraft R101 crashed on the way to India in France, killing 48 passengers and crew.

5 October 1989 – Meera Sahib Biwi became the first woman judge of the Indian Supreme Court.

5 October 2008 – Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari accepted its government’s agreement for the US air strikes in Pakistan and also claimed that India had never been threatened.

5 October 2011 – The world’s cheapest Rs 2250 tablet PC ‘Aakash’ was launched in India.

5 October 2011 – India revealed the Akash Tablet Computer for only $ 35. The tablet was designed to provide better access to the internet and technology for poor students in rural districts.

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