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Today February 5 in History

1840: John Boyd Dunlop, a Scottish businessman and a veterinary surgeon, was born this day in Dreghom, Scotland; he developed the first practical pneumatic/ inflatable tyre. and co- founded the Dunlop Rubber Company.

 1869: The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, called the Welcome Stranger was found this day in Moliagul, Victoria Australia.

 1885: King Leopold II of Belgium, this day established the Congo( now DR Congo ) as a personal possession

 1907: Belgian chemist,Leo Baekeland announced the creation of Bakelite, the world's first synthetic plastic.

 1924: The Royal Greenwich Observatory began broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal.

 1971: Astronauts , this day landed on the Moon in the Apollo-14 mission.

 2019: Pope Francis this day became the first Pope in history to visit and perform papal mass in the Arabian Peninsula during his visit to Abu Dhabi.

 1990: Nelson Mandela is released from prison after 27 years.

1992: The Maastricht Treaty Signed

1992: Mike Tyson, found guilty of raping Desiree Washington

1996: IRA Bomb Docklands In London

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