October 05

This Day in History

1989

Dalai Lama wins Nobel Prize

The Dalai Lama, the exiled leader of Tibet, is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent campaign to end Chinese domination of Tibet. In 1950, China invaded Tibet and forced anti-religious … (more...)

1916

World’s Longest Train Route Completed

On this day in 1916, after three years of construction, the Kharabovsk Bridge was finally opened, completing the final stage of the Trans-Siberian railway and thus creating the world’s longest railway … (more...)

1582

Church Skips Ten Days of History

This day in 1582 didn’t exist. That’s because on 5 October 1582, most of Europe replaced the Julian calendar with the Gregorian calendar and the transition meant that the ten days after 4 October 158 … (more...)