October 5, 2012 in History

Event:

After a strike over working conditions, the world's biggest platinum producer, Anglo Platinum Limited, fires 12,000 people in South Africa





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.
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