On this day 5 February

Important Days

Important Events

1994 – Markale massacres, more than 60 people are killed and some 200 wounded as a mortar shell explodes in a downtown marketplace in Sarajevo.
1997 – The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.
2000 – Russian forces massacre at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, Chechnya.
2004 – Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.
2008 – A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States kills 57.
2020 – United States President Donald Trump is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1924 – Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, Indian cardinal (d. 2014)

1936 – K. S. Nissar Ahmed, Indian poet and academic

1976 – Abhishek Bachchan, Indian actor

1990 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Indian cricketer

Death/ Death Anniversary

1927 – Inayat Khan, Indian mystic and educator (b. 1882)

2008 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru, founded Transcendental Meditation (b. 1918)