Oct. 5: World Teacher’s Day; First Televised Presidential Address; Revolution in Yugoslavia

VIDEO: Elections in Chile

Take a minute today to reach out and thank the teachers who have made a difference in your life.  Oct. 5 is World Teacher’s Day, a day to celebrate teachers and promote international teaching standards.  World Teacher’s Day began in 1994 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization ( UNESCO).  Oct. 5 was the date selected in honor of the Oct. 5, 1966 signing of the UNESCO/ILO recommendation concerning the status of teachers. The theme for 2011 is gender equality.

1921 First Radio Broadcast of World Series

The baseball World Series was broadcast live on the radio for the first time in select regions. In the series, the New York Giants defeated the New York Yankees.  This was the first World Series appearance for the Yankees, and Babe Ruth scored his first World Series home run in Game 4.

1947 First Televised Presidential Address From the White House

President Harry S. Truman made the first ever televised presidential address.  He urged Americans to cut back on food consumption to conserve grain for post-war Europe.  Truman suggested giving up meat on Tuesdays and refraining from poultry and eggs on Thursdays.  Truman was also the first presidential candidate with a paid political ad, which aired leading up to the 1948 election.

1962 First Beatles Single

The Beatles released their first single, “Love Me Do.”

1988 End of Pinochet’s Rule in Chile

Voters in Chile called for general election and end of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship.

1989 Dalai Lama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Dalai Lama won the Nobel Peace Prize for non-violent approach in his pursuit of freedom for Tibet.

1994 Cult Suicide in Switzerland

Forty-eight members of a religious cult, the Order of the Solar Temple, were found dead in Switzerland. The leader of the group was Canadian Luc Jouret, who owned ski chalets in Switzerland.

2000 Revolution in Yugoslavia

In what is known as the Bulldozer Revolution, civilians in opposition to Slobodan Milosevic stormed Belgrade, forcing him into hiding.


Famous Birthdays

1864 Louis Lumiere

1951 Bob Geldof

1952 Clive Barker

1957 Bernie Mac

1975 Kate Winslet

1983 Jesse Eisenberg


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