October 05, 1989
The Dalai Lama, the exiled leader of Tibet, is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent campaign to end Chinese domination of Tibet. In 1950, China invaded Tibet and forced anti-religious legislation on the highly religious Tibetan people, who practice a unique form of Buddhism. Nine years l...
October 05, 1916
On this day in 1916, after three years of construction, the Kharabovsk Bridge was finally opened, completing the final stage of the Trans-Siberian railway and thus creating the world’s longest railway route.
The construction of the bridge had been a long process, beset by numerous crises...
October 05, 1582
This day in 1582 didn’t exist. That’s because on 5 October 1582, most of Europe replaced the Julian calendar with the Gregorian calendar and the transition meant that the ten days after 4 October 1582, would vanish into history.
The Julian calendar was created in the first century BCE as...