This Day in History :: 05 February
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05 February 1894 : Female suffrage organization in Amsterdam forms
05 February 1893 : Alfred Naess skates world record 500m (49.4 seconds)
05 February 1887 : Snow falls on San Francisco
05 February 1885 : News of fall of Khartoum reaches London
05 February 1881 : Phoenix, Az incorporates
05 February 1879 : Joseph Swan demonstrates light bulb using carbon glow
05 February 1870 : 1st motion picture shown to a theater audience, Philadelphia
05 February 1864 : Federals occupy Jackson, Mississippi
05 February 1861 : 1st moving picture peep show machine is patented by Samuel Goodale
05 February 1861 : Kinematoscope patented by Coleman Sellers, Philadelphia
05 February 1861 : Louisiana delegation except Mr Bouligny withdraws from Congress
05 February 1855 : British government of Palmerston forms
05 February 1850 : Adding machine employing depressible keys patented, New Paltz, New York
05 February 1846 : "Oregon Spectator" is 1st newspaper to be published on the West Coast
05 February 1831 : Jan van Speijk blows up his gunboat in Antwerp, killing about 30









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