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Events and People Who Made History on January 5

14th Century

1349 - Margaretha of Bavaria names her son Willem V earl of Holland/Zealand

15th Century

1438 - Pope Eugenius IV deallocated council of Basel to Ferrara
1463 - French poet Francois Villon banished from Paris
1477 - Battle at Nancy, Burgundy vs Switzerland, 7000+ killed

16th Century

1500 - Duke Ludovico Sforza's troops reconquer Milan
1531 - Pope Clemens VII forbids English king Henry VIII to re-marry
1554 - Great fire in Eindhoven, Netherlands
1593 - William Louis of Nassau becomes governor/viceroy of Drenthe

17th Century

1638 - Petition in Recife Brazil leads to closing of their 2 synagogues
1649 - Francesco Cavalli's opera "Giasone," premieres in Venice
1675 - Battle at Turkheim (Colmar): French army beats Brandenburg

18th Century

1709 - Sudden extreme cold kills 1000s of Europeans
1717 - Prussian King Frederik Willem I buys conscript for nobles
1719 - Engl/Hannover/Saxony-Poland/Austria sign anti-Prussian/Russian pact
1757 - Failed assassination attempt on French king Louis XV by Damiens
1776 - Assembly of New Hampshire adopts its 1st state constitution
1781 - British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Va

19th Century

1800 - 1st Swedenborgian temple in U.S. holds 1st service, Baltimore
1804 - Ohio legislature passes 1st laws restricting free blacks movement
1809 - Treaty of Dardanelles concluded between Britain and France
1822 - Central America proclaims annexation to Mexican Empire
1828 - 1st edition of Amsterdam General Trade Journal (Algemeen Handelsblad)
1834 - Kiowa Indians record this as the night the stars fell
1836 - Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo
1840 - Records show 95,820 licensed public houses in England on this date
1841 - James Clark Ross (UK) is 1st to enter pack ice near Ross Ice Shelf
1850 - California Exchange opens
1854 - Steamship San Francisco wrecked - 300 die
1859 - 1st steamboat sails, Red River
1861 - 250 Federal troops are sent from New York to Ft. Sumter
1861 - Alabama troops seize Forts Morgan and Gaines at Mobile Bay
1875 - Charles Garnier's new Opera opens in Paris
1875 - President Grant sends federal troops to Vicksburg, Mississippi
1887 - 1st U.S. school of librarianship opens at Columbia University
1888 - Dutch Heidemaatschappij established
1892 - 1st successful auroral photograph made
1895 - French Captain Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, publicly stripped of his rank; later declared innocent
1895 - Henry James' play "Guy Domville" opens in London
1895 - Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 years 64 days
1896 - German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen's discovers x-rays
1896 - Isaac Albeniz' opera "Pepita Jiminez," premieres in Barcelona
1899 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure-Charles Augustus Milverton

20th Century

1903 - San Francisco - Hawaii telegraph cable opens for public use
1904 - -34 degrees F (-36.7 degrees C), River Vale, New Jersey (state record)
1904 - -42 degrees F (-41.1 degrees C), Smethport, Pennsylvania (state record)
1904 - England beat Australia at the MCG, Rhodes 7-56 and 8-68
1905 - Charles Perrine announces discovery of Jupiter's 7th satellite, Elara
1905 - National Association of Audubon Society incorporates
1909 - Colombia recognizes Panama's independence
1911 - Portuguese expel Jesuits
1911 - SF has it's 1st air meet
1912 - 1st National Hockey Association game (Victoria)
1914 - Ford Motor Co wages jump from $2.40/9-hour day to $5.00/8-hour day
1916 - Austria-Hungary offensive against Montenegro
1918 - British premier Lloyd George demand for unified peace
1919 - National Socialist Party (Nazi) forms as German Farmers Party
1919 - Spartacus uprising in Berlin: state of siege
1920 - Boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to New York Yankees
1920 - New York Yankees announce purchase of Babe Ruth
1925 - French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, and Hugh Jennings
1925 - James Gleason and Richard Tabers "Is zat so?," premieres in New York City
1925 - Nellie Taylor Ross became governor of Wyoming, 1st woman Governor in USA
1925 - Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port Gdansk post office
1926 - James Cox of Ford Motors announces 8 hour day and $5 daily minimum wage
1927 - Fox Studios exhibits Movietone
1927 - Judge Landis begins 3-day public hearing on charges that 4 games played between Chicago and Detroit in 1917 had been thrown to White Sox
1929 - Coup by King Alexander in South Slavia
1930 - Mao Tse-tung writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"
1931 - 1st woman to purchase a baseball team Lucille Thomas purchases Topeka franchise in the Western League
1933 - Work on Golden Gate Bridge begins, on Marin County side
1934 - Fenway Park catches fire for 2nd time (May 8th 1926 also)
1934 - National and American baseball leagues select a uniform ball
1937 - Fingleton and Bradman make record stand of 346 for 6th wkt
1937 - Only unicameral state legislature in U.S. opens 1st session (Nebr)
1940 - FCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal
1940 - Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia
1941 - British/Australian troops conquer Bardia Lybia
1942 - 55 German tanks reach North-Africa
1943 - Teams agrees to start season later due to WW II
1943 - William H. Hastie, civilian aide to secretary of war, resigns to protest segregation in armed forces
1945 - Pepe LePew debuts in Warner Bros cartoon "Odor-able Kitty"
1945 - Surprise attack on Liese-Aktion-office on Marnix St, Amsterdam
1946 - "Show Boat" opens at Ziegfeld Theater New York City for 417 performances
1949 - General Spoor orders cease-fire on Sumatra
1949 - President Harry S Truman labels his administration the "Fair Deal"
1950 - Carson McCuller's "Member of the Wedding," premieres in New York City
1951 - Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Ponte Vedra Beach Women's Golf Open
1952 - Flying Enterprise sinks
1953 - Passenger ships Willem Ruys and Orange collide in the Red Sea
1953 - Samuel Beckett's "En Attendant Godot," premieres in Paris
1955 - KMSP TV channel 9 in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN (IND) 1st broadcast
1956 - Elvis Presley records "Heartbreak Hotel"
1957 - Dodgers' Jackie Robinson retires rather than be traded to New York Giants
1957 - Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Mid East
1959 - "Bozo the Clown" live children's show premieres on TV
1959 - Buddy Holly releases his last record "It Doesn't Matter"
1960 - Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from New York Senator Kenneth Keating
1961 - U.S. breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba
1962 - Tony Sheridan and Beatles produce "My Bonnie" and "The Saints"
1963 - "Camelot" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 873 performances
1963 - "Carnival!" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 719 performances
1963 - San Diego beats Boston 51-10 in AFL championship game
1964 - Pope Paul VI visits Jordan and Israel
1964 - San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship
1967 - KLXA (now KTBN) TV channel 40 in Fontana-San Ana, California (IND) begins
1968 - Dr. Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law
1968 - Dubcek succeeds President Novotny as party leader of Czechoslovakia
1969 - Bollingen prize for poetry presented to John Berryman and Karl Shapiro
1969 - "Maggie Flynn" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 82 performances
1969 - Neville Williams' "Chronology of the Expanding World" completed
1969 - U.S.S.R. Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)
1970 - 23,000 Belgian mine workers strike
1970 - KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 - Soap Opera "All My Children," premieres on ABC
1971 - 1st one-day international, Australia vs. England at the MCG
1971 - Globetrotters lose 100-99 to New Jersey Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak
1971 - U.S. heavyweight "Sonny" Liston's (36) corpse found
1972 - Largest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Lakers-11,178)
1972 - NASA announces development of space shuttle
1972 - New York City transit fare rises from 30 cents to 35 cents
1972 - President Nixon signs a bill for NASA to begin research on manned shuttle
1972 - West-Pakistani sheik Mujib ur-Rahman freed
1973 - Mali and Niger break diplomatic relations with Israel
1973 - Netherlands recognizes East Germany
1974 - Raul Julia appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Oh, Brother"
1975 - 14 die when British freighter "Lake Illawarra" rams pylon bridge between Derwent and Hobart, Tasmania and ship sinks
1975 - Charlie Smalls' "Wiz," premieres in New York City
1975 - Salyut 4 with crew of 2 is launched for 30 days
1975 - "Wiz" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 1672 performances
1976 - Cambodia is renamed "Democratic Kampuchea"
1976 - Greg Chappell scores 182* at SCG against West Indies
1976 - MacNeil-Lehrer Report premieres on PBS
1977 - Kenya president Jomo Kenyatta disbands parliament
1981 - British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, a truck driver later convicted of "Yorkshire Ripper" murders of 13 women
1981 - "Nightline" with Ted Koppel extended from 20 minutes to 30 minutes
1982 - Arkansas judge rules against obligatory teaching of creation
1984 - Adrian Dantly (Utah), ties NBA record of 28 free throws
1984 - Greg Chappell scores 182* in his last Test innings
1985 - Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot
1985 - Discovery moves to launch pad for STS-51-C mission
1987 - Surrogate Baby M case begins in Hackensack, NJ
1989 - 2 French TV newsmen arrested for trying to plant fake bombs on 3 airlines at JFK airport in security test
1989 - Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990
1990 - J Donald Crump appointed 8th Commissioner of CFL
1991 - Edwin Jongejans of Netherlands wins 1-meter springboard diving title
1991 - Kevin Bradshaw of U.S. International scores NCAA Div 1 record 72 pts
1991 - "Oh, Kay!" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater New York City after 77 performances
1992 - "6 Degrees of Separation" closes at Vivian Beaumont New York City after 496 perf
1992 - "Crucible" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 32 performances
1992 - "On Borrowed Time" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 99 performances
1992 - "Peter Pan" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 48 performances
1992 - Ravi Shastri scores 206 at SCG before being Warne's 1st crick Test wkt
1993 - Brian Lara completes 277 vs. Australia at cricket SCG
1993 - Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident
1993 - Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame
1994 - Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.82)
1994 - Yat Weiju swims world record 100m butterfly stroke (58.71)
1994 - Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool record (58.71)
1995 - AFC beats NFC 41-13 in the pro bowl
1995 - Lockheed C-140 Jetstar crashes at Isfahan Persia, 18 killed
1996 - Miami Dolphin coach Don Shula announces his retirement
1996 - Muralitharan no-balled for throwing in ODI vs. WI at the Gabba
1997 - "Juan Darien-Carnival Mass" closes at Vivian Beaumont New York City
1997 - "Love Thy Neighbor," closes at Booth Theater New York City
1997 - "Show Boat," closes at Gershwin Theater New York City
1998 - Ice storm knocks out electricity in Quebec and Ontario
1998 - Vandals decapitate Copenhagen's Little Mermaid


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