Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for the 05. October 2019:
40th calendar week, 278th day of the year
87 days left until the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Libra
Nameday: Attila, Meinolf
2018 - The Nobel Peace Prize goes to the Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and the Yezidi-Iraqi human rights activist Nadia Murad. Both are committed to victims of rape in war zones.
2009 - The road to complete nationalization of the real estate bank Hypo Real Estate (HRE) is free. With its own majority vote, the federal government decides at an extraordinary general meeting to pay the last free shareholders and thus the first forced nationalization of a bank in Germany since the Second World War. Nationalization is completed on 13th October.
2004 - The Vatican deprives the church-critical Regensburg theology professor and liturgical scientist August Jilek of the teaching authority.
1994 - A total of 53 members of the Sun Templar sect are found dead in Switzerland and Canada. The charred corpses have bullet holes and traces of injections. There are 38 murders and 15 suicides.
1989 - In the Federal Republic of Germany the first «Long Thursday» of the retail trade takes place. A number of shops remain open until 20.30.
1969 - The British TV station BBC broadcasts the first episode of the comedy show "Monty Python's Flying Circus".
1936 - The railway bridge is inaugurated as the first stage of the Rügendamm, which forms a firm connection between the island of Rügen and the mainland. The road bridge can be used from the spring of 1937.
1908 - Austria-Hungary annexes the Balkan countries Bosnia and Herzegovina, which were occupied since 1878 and formerly belonged to the Ottoman Empire.
1789 - Several thousand women move from Paris to Versailles and demand of King Louis XVI. a better food supply. The king is forced to move to revolutionary Paris.
1975 - Kate Winslet (44), British actress («Titanic»)
1951 - Bob Geldof (68), Irish singer, co-founder of the rock group The Boomtown Rats
1949 - Peter Ackroyd (70), British writer («The Magician's House»)
1944 - Michael Ande (75), German actor (Commissioner Gerd Heymann in the ZDF crime series "Der Alte")
1939 - AR Penck, German painter, graphic artist and sculptor, neo-expressionist, expatriated in 1980 from the GDR, d. 2017
2018 - Karl Mildenberger, German boxer, European heavyweight champion 1964-1968, fight for the World Cup against defending champion Muhammad Ali 1966, b. 1937
2009 - Heidi Oetinger, German publisher, publisher Friedrich Oetinger («Pippi Longstocking», «Sams»), born. 1908