5 October In History : On this day, the British government gave approval to the East India Company to mint coins in India. Steve Jobs, the pioneer in revolutionizing the field of computers and mobiles worldwide and the founder of Apple, passed away on October 5, 2011. Let’s find out what historical events this day has witnessed.
1676- The British government gave approval to the East India Company to mint coins
After the East India Company started trading in India on 5th October 1676, the British government gave them permission to mint coins. This coin which was minted in Mumbai was named Rupee and Paisa.
1805- Death of Lord Cornwallis
Lord Cornwallis was the Governor General of India from 1786 to 1805. He had earned a reputation in Europe as a great general and diplomat. He refrained from delving into the internal affairs of Indian institutions. He introduced the Kamayadhara system in Bengal. Also, the servants of the company should not engage in private business, so he increased the salaries of the servants and provided them with a solid pension to prevent bribery and their private business. The salaries and duties of civil and civil servants were fixed. Lord Cornwallis defeated Tipu Sultan in the Battle of Srirangapatnam.
1864- Earthquake in Calcutta, 60 thousand dead
On this day, October 5, 1864, an earthquake occurred in the city of Kolkata. More than 60 thousand people lost their lives in it.
1975- Hollywood actress Kate Winslet was born
Hollywood actress Kate Winslet was born on October 5, 1975. Kate Elizabeth Winslet played many roles. She became a household name due to her role in the movie Titanic. She won an Academy Award for The Reader. Apart from this, she has received three BAFTA awards, four Golden Globes and many other awards. Winslet starred in films such as The Titanic, Sense and Sensibilities, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. She has received Oscar Award nominations for a total of seven films.
1989- Fatima Biwi became the first judge of the Supreme Court
Fathima Beevi is known as the First Female Judge of Supreme Court of India. He was elected as a judge of the Supreme Court on 5 October 1989. Her full name is Meera Sahib Fatima Bwi. He was born on 30 April 1927 in Pathanamatitta, a village in Kerala.
1991- Death of Ramnath Goenka
Ramnath Goenka, the founder of the Indian Express Group and considered a pillar of journalism in the country, passed away on October 5, 1991.
1998- Recommends impeachment motion against Bill Clinton
On October 5, 1998, an impeachment motion was recommended against then President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky after the revelation of his love affair, which caused a stir in American political history. On September 21, 1998, the video of the love affair of these two came before the public. After that, Bill Clinton gave his answer in front of the jury. This reply was broadcast on all media. After that, Bill Clinton had to resign from the presidency.
2011- Steve Jobs passed away
Steve Jobs, the pioneer in revolutionizing the field of computers and mobiles worldwide and the founder of Apple, passed away on October 5, 2011. With determination and hard work, Steve Jobs gave a new direction to the global market.
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