This Day in History :: 05 February
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05 February 1923 : General mine strike against wage cuts in Saar
05 February 1923 : Mass arrests of socialists and communists in Italy
05 February 1921 : Yankees purchase 20 acres in Bronx for Yankee Stadium
05 February 1919 : NL President John Heydler dismisses charges that Hal Chase bet against his team and threw games in collusion with gamblers
05 February 1918 : 1st US pilot to down an enemy airplane, Stephen W Thompson
05 February 1918 : Separation of church and state begins in the USSR
05 February 1917 : Morosco Theater opens at 217 W 45th St. NYC (demolished 1982)
05 February 1917 : Present Mexican constitution adopted
05 February 1916 : Enrico Caruso recorded "O Solo Mio" for the Victor Talking Machine Company
05 February 1911 : Society of Dutch Composers forms in Amsterdam
05 February 1904 : American occupation of Cuba ends
05 February 1901 : Loop-the-loop centrifugal RR (roller coaster) patented by Ed Prescot
05 February 1901 : Pierpont Morgan forms US Steel Corp
05 February 1900 : British troops under General Buller occupy Vaal Krantz, Natal
05 February 1897 : Marcel Proust meets Jean Lorrain in a pistol duel









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