February 05 History

February is the second month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. It is the year’s shortest month with only 28 days in common years and 29 days in leap years.

According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. February 05 has its own special significance in India and world history.

February is named after the Latin word februum, or maybe even the more ancient februa, which was a spring festival of washing and purification.

The page contains not only the Important historical events but also famous birthdays and deaths of each day. Search what happened today in Indian history and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world history on February 05. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 05 February:

  • 1630: The seventh Sikh Guru Har Rai was born in Kiratpur, Punjab.
  • 1736: Methodist John & Charles Wesley traveled to the city of Savannah, Georgia.
  • 1777: Georgia becomes the first American state to eliminate both migration and birthright.
  • 1782: The Spanish army defeats the British army and occupies Minorca.
  • 1783: 30,000 people died in a severe earthquake in Calabria, Italy.
  • 1811: British Regency: George, Prince of Wales King George III of the United Kingdom became Prince Regent due to his father’s insanity.
  • 1855: Lord Palmerstone becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1870: The movie is shown at the theater in Philadelphia for the first time.
  • 1870: The first movie shown to viewers in Philadelphia is broadcast.
  • 1884: Derby County Football Club established in England.
  • 1889: First issue of Glasgow University magazine is published.
  • 1900: The United Kingdom and the United States sign a treaty in Central America, Nicaragua, to construct a Central American shipping canal.
  • 1909: Leo Backland announces the manufacture of Bakelite hard thermosetting plastics.
  • 1916: Popular Hindi poet Janaki Vallabh Shastri was born.
  • 1922: First copy of Reader’s Digest magazine published.
  • 1923: Arrest of Socialists and Communists in Italy.
  • 1924: Radio time indicator GMT first broadcast from Royal Greenbeach.
  • 1924: A radio time signal was first broadcast from the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
  • 1931: Maxine Dunlap became the first glider pilot.
  • 1947: Bolselva Berat becomes President of Poland.
  • 1953: Walt Disney’s feature film Peter Pan begins its premiere.
  • 1958: Mark 15 molecular bomb near Tybee Island, lost to water near US Air Force.
  • 1960: CERN particle accelerator inaugurated in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 1967: Anastasio Somoza was elected President of Nicaragua.
  • 1971: Astronauts of the Apollo 14 mission land on the moon.
  • 1971: Launched on the Moon on Apollo 14.
  • 1972: American Airlines begins inspection of passengers and luggage.
  • 1976: Actor son of Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan is born.
  • 1993: Belgium becomes a federal monarchy rather than a monopoly empire.
  • 2007: Indian-origin Sunita Williams becomes the most woman in space.
  • 2008: Indian Amit Yogi Maharish Mahesh Yogi passed away.
  • 2010: Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra won gold in the Netherlands International Shooting Championships, scoring 596 out of 600.

Famous birthdays and birth anniversaries on this day

  • 1905: Achyut Patwardhan, an Indian independence activist and political leader and founder of the Socialist Party of India.
  • 1933: Girija Keer, an Indian Marathi language writer from Maharashtra state.
  • 1949: Neela Satyanarayanan, the first female State Election Commissioner in Maharashtra.
  • 1976: Abhishek Bachchan, an Indian film actor and film producer.
  • 1985: Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portuguese professional footballer.
  • 1990: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, an Indian international cricketer.
  • 1992: Neymar, a Brazilian professional footballer.

Death anniversaries of famous people in India and the world

  • 1927: Inayat Rehmat Khan Pathan, the founder of the Sufi Order in the West and teacher of Universal Sufism.
  • 1999: Indrani Rahman, an Indian classical dancer.
  • 2008: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, an Indian guru.
  • 2010: Sujit Kumar, an Indian film actor, and producer.

The Most Important Historical events of February Month

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February 09 February 10 February 11 February 12

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Also See: Today in Indian and World History – What Happened Today In History


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