Daily Almanac: October 5, 2023


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Today is…:

• Global James Bond Day
• Do Something Nice Day
• World Teacher’s Day

What Happened On This Day:

• 2000 Bulldozer Revolution in former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. President Slobodan Milosevic was overthrown after hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in Belgrade to protest against recently held elections. While largely peaceful, the protesters burnt down the Parliament building. Milosevic resigned and stepped down from his office two days later.
• 1962 James Bond makes his theatrical debut. The fictional British spy with the code name 007 was featured on the big screen for the first time in Dr. No. Based on the 1958 Ian Fleming novel of the same name, the movie starred Sean Connery as James Bond.
• 1947 First televised presidential speech in the United States. Harry Truman, the 33rd President of the US, called on Americans to use less grain to help Europe which was still reeling from the effects of the Second World War. He asked people to avoid eating meat on Tuesdays and eggs and poultry on Thursdays, and to consume 1 less slice of bread every day.

Births On This Day:

• 1958 Neil deGrasse Tyson

American astrophysicist
• 1829 Chester A. Arthur

American politician, 21st President of the United States

Deaths On This Day:

• 2011 Steve Jobs

American businessman, co-founded Apple Inc., Pixar
• 1813 Tecumseh

American tribal leader