|October 5, 2011 in History|
Off the coast of Tauranga, New Zealand, the MV Rena container ship runs aground, causing a large oil spill and affecting wildlife in the Bay of Plenty
More Notable Events on October 5:
1992 New York senator Alphonse D'Mato fillerbusters for 15 hours 20 minutes
1986 London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms
1983 Lech Walesa wins Nobel Peace Prize
1965 Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups
1953 Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of U.S.