11 Things That Happened This Day In History - February 5th

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1782 - The Spanish capture Minorca from the British

2. 1811 - After George III is declared insane, the Prince of Wales becomes Prince Regent of England, and later George IV

3. 1952 - The first 'Don’t Walk' sign is installed in New York City

4. 1953 - The Walt Disney’s film Peter Pan opens at the Roxy Theatre in New York City

5. 1961 - The first issue of the Sunday Telegraph is published

6. 1971 -  Apollo 14 commander Alan B. Shepard Jr. becomes the fifth person to walk on the moon with astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell 

7. 1982 - Great Britain imposes economic sanctions against Poland and Russia in protest against martial law in Poland

8. 1998 - Elton John and Stevie Wonder perform at the White House

9. 1999 - Mike Tyson is sentenced to a year in jail for assaulting two people after a car accident

10. 2001 - Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman announce their separation

11. 2003 - U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell urges the U.N. Security Council to move against Iraq, saying that Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction and was harboring terrorists

Sources: BBC, Wikipedia,historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk,brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeoplehistory, onthisdayinhistory.com

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