spotlight Today in history: Oct. 5 Oct 5, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1829: Chester Alan Arthur In 1829, the 21st president of the United States, Chester Alan Arthur, was born in North Fairfield, Vermont. Anonymous 1953: Earl Warren In 1953, Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th chief justice of the United States, succeeding Fred M. Vinson. HENRY GRIFFIN 1958: Clinton High School In 1958, racially-desegregated Clinton High School in Clinton, Tennessee, was mostly leveled by an early morning bombing. Anonymous 1983: Lech Walesa In 1983, Solidarity founder Lech Walesa was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. AP 1984: Challenger In 1984, the space shuttle Challenger blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center on an 8-day mission; the crew included Kathryn D. Sullivan, who became the first American woman to walk in space, and Marc Garneau, the first Canadian astronaut. BOB DAUGHERTY 1989: Jim Bakker In 1989, a jury in Charlotte, North Carolina, convicted former P-T-L evangelist Jim Bakker of using his television show to defraud followers. Alan Marler 1999: Ladbroke Grove Rail Crash In 1999, two packed commuter trains collided near London's Paddington Station, killing 31 people. ALASTAIR GRANT 2001: Anthrax Cases In 2001, tabloid photo editor Robert Stevens died from inhaled anthrax, the first of a series of anthrax cases in Florida, New York, New Jersey and Washington. STEVE MITCHELL 2009: Barack Obama Ten years ago: President Barack Obama filled the Rose Garden with doctors supportive of his health care overhaul, saying "nobody has more credibility with the American people on this issue than you do." Gerald Herbert 2009: Nobel Prize in Medicine Ten years ago: Americans Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak won the 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine. Paul Sakuma 2009: Suicide Attack in Islamabad Ten years ago: A suicide bomber blew himself up in the lobby of the U.N. food agency in Islamabad, killing five staffers. Anjum Naveed 2011: Steve Jobs In 2011, Apple founder Steve Jobs, 56, died in Palo Alto, California. Paul Sakuma 2014: Geoffrey Holder Five years ago: Geoffrey Holder, a Tony Award-winning director, actor, painter, dancer and choreographer, died in New York at age 84. Tina Fineberg 2014: Russia Suicide Bomber Five years ago: A suicide bomber blew himself up in Grozny, killing five policemen and wounding 12 others as the Chechen capital celebrated the birthday of its pro-Russian leader, Ramzan Kadyrov. Musa Sadulayev 2017: Harvey Weinstein In 2017, Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein announced that he was taking a leave of absence from his company after a New York Times article detailed decades of alleged sexual harassment against women including actress Ashley Judd. Richard Shotwell 2018: Jason Van Dyke One year ago: A jury in Chicago convicted white police officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Antonio Perez 2018: Sen. Susan Collins One year ago: Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced that they would vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, all but assuring that Kavanaugh would be confirmed. 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