Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/February 5

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Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan begins (2018) primary sources
; Constitution Day in Mexico (1917) neutrality issues
Kashmir Solidarity Day stub
1782 – Running out of medical supplies to combat scurvy, British troops surrendered to an allied Franco-Spanish force, completing the latter's invasion of the island of Minorca in the Mediterranean Sea. refimprove
1862Domnitor Alexandru Ioan Cuza merged his two principalities, Wallachia and Moldavia, to form the United Principalities, the core of the Romanian nation-state. Cuza: refimprove; Principalities: lots of CN tags
1885Leopold II of Belgium established the Congo Free State as his personal possession in Africa through his organization International African Association and his private army, the Force Publique. refimprove
1917 – The current constitution of Mexico was adopted, establishing a federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches. neutrality issues
1924 – Hourly Greenwich Time Signals from the Royal Greenwich Observatory were first broadcast by the BBC. refimprove section
1963 – The European Court of Justice's ruling in Van Gend en Loos v Nederlandse Administratie der Belastingen established the principle of direct effect, one of the basic tenets of European Union law. refimprove
1988 – The first Red Nose Day raised £15 million in the United Kingdom for charity. refimprove
1994 – The Army of Republika Srpska carried out the first of two bombardments against civilians in the marketplace in Sarajevo, which were the stated reason for NATO air strikes against Bosnian Serb forces. outdated



February 5: Kashmir Solidarity Day in Pakistan

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Johan Ludvig Runeberg (b. 1804) · William Bostock (b. 1892) · Francisco Varallo (b. 1910)

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