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  • U.S.
    Thursday Feb 05, 1789

    George Washington

    The state electors under the Constitution voted for the president

    U.S.
    Thursday Feb 05, 1789

    The delegates to the Convention anticipated a Washington presidency and left it to him to define the office once elected. The state electors under the Constitution voted for the president on February 4, 1789, and Washington suspected that most republicans had not voted for him. The mandated March 4 date passed without a Congressional quorum to count the votes, but a quorum was reached on April 5. The votes were tallied the next day, and Congressional Secretary Charles Thomson was sent to Mount Vernon to tell Washington he had been elected president. Washington won the majority of every state's electoral votes; John Adams received the next highest number of votes and therefore became vice president.




  • Housatonic, Great Barrington, Massachusettsm U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 05, 1867

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    Alfred married Mary

    Housatonic, Great Barrington, Massachusettsm U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 05, 1867

    Alfred married Mary Silvina Burghardt on February 5, 1867, in Housatonic, a village in Great Barrington.




  • Palermo, Italy
    Wednesday Feb 05, 1896

    X-ray

    Developing live images

    Palermo, Italy
    Wednesday Feb 05, 1896

    On February 5, 1896 live imaging devices were developed by both Italian scientist Enrico Salvioni (his "cryptoscope") and Professor McGie of Princeton University (his "Skiascope"), both using barium platinocyanide.




  • Salzburg, Austria-Hungary, Austria
    Thursday Feb 05, 1914

    Adolf Hitler

    To Salzburg for medical assessment

    Salzburg, Austria-Hungary, Austria
    Thursday Feb 05, 1914

    Hitler journeyed to Salzburg on 5 February 1914 for medical assessment.




  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Monday Feb 05, 1917

    Mexican Revolution

    Approving a New Constitution

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Monday Feb 05, 1917

    Carranza had consolidated enough power to go forward with the drafting of a new constitution in 1917.




  • Coruña, Spain
    Friday Feb 05, 1932

    Francisco Franco

    Command in a Coruña

    Coruña, Spain
    Friday Feb 05, 1932

    On 5 February 1932, he was given a command in Coruña.




  • Bletchley Park, Sherwood Dr, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, England
    Saturday Feb 05, 1944

    Computer

    Colossus's First Attack

    Bletchley Park, Sherwood Dr, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, England
    Saturday Feb 05, 1944

    The Colossus attacked its first message on 5 February 1944.


  • Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
    Tuesday Feb 05, 1985

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Birth

    Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
    Tuesday Feb 05, 1985

    Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro born in 5 February 1985, in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.


  • Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Saturday Feb 05, 1994

    Bosnian War

    Markale massacre

    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Saturday Feb 05, 1994

    On 5 February 1994, Sarajevo suffered its deadliest single attack of the entire siege with the first Markale massacre, when a 120 millimeter mortar shell landed in the centre of the crowded marketplace, killing 68 people and wounding another 144.


  • Xindian, New Taipei, Taiwan
    Tuesday Feb 05, 2019

    HTC

    Crytophone

    Xindian, New Taipei, Taiwan
    Tuesday Feb 05, 2019

    On 5 February 2019 HTC released its first "Crytophone", focused on providing universal finance through Bitcoin and creating a portal towards realizing a truly decentralized web.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 05, 2020

    Donald Trump

    Trump was acquitted of both charges in a vote nearly along party lines

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 05, 2020

    On February 5, Trump was acquitted of both charges in a vote nearly along party lines, with Republican Mitt Romney being the only senator – and the first senator in U.S. history – to cross party lines by voting to convict on one of the charges.


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