5th October

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2003 Islamic Jihad base bombed Israeli jets bomb the Islamic Jihad base in Syria.
1999 Rail Crash at Paddington kills 8 A Rail Crash between two trains near Paddington kills 8 people and injures more than 160.
1995 Linda McCartney publishes another vegetarian cookbook Linda McCartney publishes 'Linda's Kitchen: Simple and Inspiring Recipes for Meals Without Meat'
1994 Cult members found dead in mass suicide Forty eight members of a religous cult are found dead in Switzerland following what appears to be a mass suicide.
1989 Dalai Lama awarded the Nobel Peace Prize The Dalai Lama is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent campaign to end Chinese domination in Tibet.
1984 Record drugs haul Essex police make sieze the biggest haul of cannabis in the UK when they search a schooner moored in North Fambridge, Essex.
1978 Four killed in pub bombins Four people are killed and fifty injured when bombs explode at two pubs in Guildford.
1974 David Kunst walks around the world American David Kunst becomes the first person to walk around the world, in a journey that took four years.
1968 Civil rights demonstration broken up by police A civil rights demonstration in Northern Ireland is broken up by police, many demonstrators are injured.
1947 Televised address to the nation President Harry Truman delivers the first televised address to the nation from the White House.
1936 Jarrow March starts The Jarrow March starts as 200 unemployed shipyard workers from Jarrow in northeast England begin a march to London to protest about the lack of jobs.

 

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On This Day - 5th October