February 5 in History
1597February 5, 1597:
The Japanese government crucifies 26 Japanese Catholics, who are also referred to as the 26 martyrs.
1900February 5, 1900:
Great Britain and the United States sign the first Hay-Pauncefote Treaty over the proposed Panama Canal’s control.
1919February 5, 1919:
The Constitution of Mexico is adopted by the country.
- February 5, 1919:
Charlie Chaplin, D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks establish the prestigious Hollywood film studio, the United Artists Corporation.
1936February 5, 1936:
The silent film, “Modern Times”, which Charlie Chaplin wrote, directed and starred in, is released.
1943February 5, 1943:
Boxer Jake LaMotta becomes the first boxer to defeat Sugar Ray Robinson.
1972February 5, 1972:
The Basketball Hall of Fame inducts the first African-American, Bob Douglas.
1994February 5, 1994:
Civil rights leader Medgar Evers’ killer, Byron De La Beckwith is convicted.
2017February 5, 2017:
The Super Bowl records its first overtime game when the New England Patriots face and defeat the Atlanta Falcons.
2020February 5, 2020:
The United States Senate acquits President Donald Trump following his impeachment by the US House of Representatives.