October 5, 1813 -- Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnee Indians was killed at the Battle of Thames when American forces defeated the British and the allied Indian warriors.
October 5, 1830 -- Chester A. Arthur was born. He became the 21st President of the United States of America.
October 5, 1864 -- Confederate General John Bell Hood attacked Union General William T. Sherman's supply line at Allatoona Pass, Georgia.
October 5, 1877 -- Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indians surrendered to the US Army after a 1,000 mile retreat towards the Canadian border.
October 5, 1892 -- The Dalton Gang is wiped out in Coffeyville, Kansas.
October 5, 1919 -- Enzo Ferrari debuted in his first race. He later founded the Auto Avio Construzioni Ferrari, an independent manufacturing company.
October 5, 1921 -- The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time. The game was between the New York Giants and the New York Yankees.
October 5, 1930 -- Laura Ingalls became the first woman to make a transcontinental airplane flight.
October 5, 1930 -- The New York Philharmonic Orchestra was heard on the air over CBS radio from Carnegie Hall for the first time.
October 5, 1931 -- Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon landed in Washington after flying non-stop across the Pacific Ocean. The flight originated in Japan and took about 41 hours.
October 5, 1939 -- "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" was recorded by Perry Como and the Ted Weem's Orchestra.
October 5, 1947 -- President Harry S Truman held the first televised presidential address from the White House. The subject was the current international food crisis.
October 5, 1962 -- "Love Me Do" by the Beatles was released in the UK. It was their first single.
October 5, 1969 -- A Cuban defector landed a Soviet-made MiG-17 at Homestead Air Force Base in Florida. The plane entered US air space and landed without being detected.
October 5, 1969 -- The Who performed on the "The Ed Sullivan Show".
October 5, 1970 -- Anwar Sadat took office as President of Egypt.
October 5, 1974 -- American David Kunst completed the first journey around the world on foot. It took 4 years and 21 pairs of shoes. He crossed 4 continents and walked 14, 450 miles.
October 5, 1985 -- An Egyptian policeman went on a shooting rampage at a Sinai beach. 7 Israeli tourists were killed.