updated 10/5/2005 12:03:13 AM ET 2005-10-05T04:03:13

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2005. There are 87 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Oct. 5, 1947, President Truman delivered the first televised White House address.

On this date:
In 1830, the 21st president of the United States, Chester Arthur, was born in Fairfield, Vt.

In 1892, the Dalton Gang, notorious for its train robberies, was practically wiped out while attempting to rob a pair of banks in Coffeyville, Kan.

In 1921, the World Series was broadcast on radio for the first time.

In 1937, President Roosevelt called for a “quarantine” of aggressor nations.

In 1941, former Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis — the first Jewish member of the nation’s highest court — died in Washington, D.C., at age 84.

In 1953, Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th chief justice of the United States, succeeding Fred M. Vinson.

In 1955, a stage adaptation of “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett opened at the Cort Theatre in New York.

In 1962, the Beatles’ first hit, “Love Me Do,” was first released in the United Kingdom.

In 1983, Solidarity founder Lech Walesa was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

In 1989, a jury in Charlotte, N.C., convicted former PTL evangelist Jim Bakker of using his television show to defraud followers.

Ten years ago: Seamus Heaney of Ireland won the 1995 Nobel Prize in literature. Bosnia’s combatants agreed to a 60-day cease-fire and new talks on ending their 3½ years of battle.

Five years ago: In the only debate of presidential running mates during the 2000 campaign, Republican Dick Cheney and Democrat Joseph Lieberman disagreed firmly but politely about military readiness, tax cuts and the future of Social Security.

One year ago: Vice President Dick Cheney and Democratic rival John Edwards slugged it out over Iraq, jobs and each other’s judgment in their one and only vice-presidential debate. Americans’ supply of flu vaccine was abruptly cut in half as British regulators unexpectedly shut down Chiron Corp., a major supplier. Americans David Gross, H. David Politzer and Frank Wilczeck won the Nobel Prize in physics. A state judge threw out Louisiana’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Tiger Woods married Swedish model Elin Nordegren in Barbados. Comedian Rodney Dangerfield died in Los Angeles at age 82.

Today’s Birthdays: “Family Circus” cartoonist Bil Keane is 83. Actress Glynis Johns is 82. Comedian Bill Dana is 81. Actress Diane Cilento is 72. The former president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel, is 69. Country singer Johnny Duncan is 67. Rhythm-and-blues singer Arlene Smith (The Chantels) is 64. Singer Richard Street is 63. Singer-musician Steve Miller is 62. Rock singer Brian Johnson (AC/DC) is 58. Actor Jeff Conaway is 55. Actress Karen Allen is 54. Writer-producer-director Clive Barker is 53. Rock musician David Bryson (Counting Crows) is 51. Rock singer and famine-relief organizer Bob Geldof is 51. Comedian Bernie Mac is 48. Actor Daniel Baldwin is 45. Rock singer-musician Dave Dederer (Presidents of the United States of America) is 41. Actor Guy Pearce is 38. Singer-actress Heather Headley is 31. Rock musician Brian Mashburn (Save Ferris) is 30. Actress Parminder Nagra is 30. Actor Scott Weinger is 30. Actress Kate Winslet is 30. Rock musician James Valentine (Maroon 5) is 27. Rock musician Paul Thomas (Good Charlotte) is 25. TV personality Nicky Hilton is 22. Rhythm-and-blues singer Brooke Valentine is 20.

Thought for Today: “The role of a do-gooder is not what actors call a fat part.” — Margaret Halsey, American writer (1910-1997).

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