by Bob Fields

On October 5:

Chester Arthur (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Robert Goddard (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Ray Kroc (Image Credit: Wikipedia)









1829 – Chester A. Arthur, American general, 21st US President (d. 1886).
1864 – Louis Lumière*, French director and producer, patented the cinematograph (d. 1948).
1882 – Robert H. Goddard, American physicist and liquid-fueled rocket scientist (d. 1945).
1895 – Walter Bedell Smith*, American SHAEF Chief of Staff under General Eisenhower in WWII, Ambassador to the Soviet Union, CIA director.
1902 – Ray Kroc, American businessman, McDonald’s entrepreneur (d. 1984).
1936 – Václav Havel*, Czech politician, 1st President of the Czech Republic (d. 2011).
1951 – Bob Geldof*, Irish singer-songwriter and actor (Band Aid).
1958 – Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, cosmologist, and author (NOVA ScienceNow, Cosmos).
1975 – Kate Winslet*, English actress and singer (The Reader, Titanic).


Philip III of France (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Tecumseh (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Steve Jobs (Image Credit: Wikipedia)









1056 – Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor, “the Black” and “the Pious” (b. 1017).
1285 – Philip III of France, “the Bold”, an indecisive leader, of dysentery (b. 1245).
1805 – Charles Cornwallis, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whose surrender in 1781 at the Siege of Yorktown effectively lost the American Revolution (b. 1738).
1813 – War of 1812: Battle of the Thames in Canada; Americans defeat the British and kill Shawnee leader Tecumseh*.
1914 – World War I: first aerial combat resulting in an intentional fatality.
1927 – Sam Warner*, Polish-American film producer, co-founded Warner Bros. (b. 1887) (The Jazz Singer).
1996 – Seymour Cray*, American electrical engineer and supercomputer architect, founded CRAY Inc (b. 1925).
2004 – Rodney Dangerfield*, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921) (Easy Money, Caddyshack, Back to School).
2011 – Steve Jobs*, American businessman, co-founder of Apple Inc. (b. 1955).

Other Events:

Theodoric II of the Visigoths (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Mary, Queen of Scots (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Womens' March on Versailles (Image Credit: Wikipedia)









456 – The Visigoths under King Theodoric II*, acting on orders of the Roman emperor Avitus*, invade Iberia with an army of Burgundians, Franks and Goths.
1568 – Conference of York begins: the trial against Mary Queen of Scots [Stuart]. She is imprisoned until her beheading in 1586.
1789French Revolution: Women of Paris and the Marquis de Lafayette march on Versailles to demand bread, and have King Louis XVI and his court moved to Paris.
1947 – The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
1962 – Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, is released.

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