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OCTOBER 5

1902 Ray Kroc (Illinois-born Business Leader: McDonalds) Ray Kroc McDonalds
1930 Reinhard Selten (German-born 1994 Nobel Laureate for Economics) German Mathematicians and Scientists Economics 1994 Nobel Laureate for Economics
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1983 Earl Silas Tupper (New Hampshire-born Inventor of Tupperware) New Hampshire Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Tupperware
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1821 Greeks Capture Tripolitza, Main Turkish Fort in Peloponnese Area of Greece Greece Turkey War The History Net
1846 John Switzler Is Authorized to Operate a Ferry Crossing the Columbia River Opposite Fort Vancouver for 5 Years Oregon Washington Columbia River Naval History SalemOregon.com
1862 Federal Troops Occupy a Nearly Deserted Jacksonville, Florida Florida American Civil War State Historical Society
1864 Confederates Fail to Break Union Supply Line at Allatoona, GA Georgia Battle of Allatoona
1881 International Cotton Exposition Opens in Atlanta, Georgia Georgia International Trade University of Georgia
1913 Storm Causes $1 Million Damage in Nome, Alaska Nome, Alaska Storm Economics Alaska Historical Society
1926 Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Approves $150,000 for the Purchase of a New Airfield Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Aviation History Economics General Mitchell Airport Wisconsin Historical Society
1930 British Airship R101 Crashes Near Beauvais, France Killing 48 People Great Britain France Aviation Death Science Fair Projects Encyclopedia
1936 English Miners and Shipworkers Begin Labor March from Jarrow to London English History Labor Newcastle Chronicle
1951 The Second Suburban Shopping Mall in the U.S. Opens in Framingham, MA Massachusetts Business Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's Opens at Radio City Music Hall in New York New York City Radio City Music Hall Breakfast at Tiffany's
1999 Crowded Commuter Trains Collide in London's Paddington Station: 31 die Great Britain Railroads Death BBC

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