January 5 - General (Calendar Date)

January 5th - Basic Facts:
  • January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 360 days remaining until the end of the year (361 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is January 4.
  • Next day is January 6.
January 5th Births (Here)

January 5th Deaths (Here)

January 5th Events:

1477 – Charles the Bold is killed & Burgundy becomes part of France (at Battle of Nancy).
1500 – Duke Ludovico Sforza conquers Milan.
1527 – Felix Manz (leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zürich), is executed by drowning.
1554 – Great fire in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
1675 – Battle of Colmar - French army beats Brandenburg.
1757 – Louis XV of France survives an assassination attempt by Robert–François Damiens.
1759 – George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis.
1781 – The British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold, burn Richmond, Virginia (American Revolutionary War).
1846 – The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
1854 – The San Francisco steamer sinks, killing 300 people.
1889 – Preston North End (English Football team) is declared winner of the original football league.
1895 – Dreyfus Affair - French army officer Alfred Dreyfus is stripped of his rank & sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil's Island.
1896 – Austrian newspaper first reports that Wilhelm Roentgen has discovered a type of radiation; would later be known as X-rays.
1900 – Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
1909 – Colombia first recognizes the independence of Panama.
1911 – The Worlds 2nd oldest & largest Black Fraternity (Kappa Alpha Psi), is founded at Indiana University.
1912 – The Prague Party Conference takes place.
1913 – First Balkan War (Naval Battle of Lemnos) - Greek admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis forces the Turkish fleet to retreat to its base within the Dardanelles.
1914 – The Ford Motor Company announces an 8-hour working day & a minimum wage of $5 for a day's labour.
1918 – The Free Committee for a German Workers Peace (later to be the Nazi Party) is founded.
1925 – First female governor in the United States - Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming.
1933 – Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.
1944 – The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
1945 – The Soviet Union first recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.
1968 – "Prague Spring" begins in Czechoslovakia - Alexander Dubček comes to power.
1972 – Development of a space shuttle program is ordered by U.S. President Richard Nixon.
1974 – Warmest (reliable) temperature in Antarctica of +59°F (+15°C) recorded at Vanda Station.
1975 – The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the Lake Illawarra (bulk ore carrier).
1976 – Cambodia is renamed Democratic Kampuchea by the Khmer Rouge.
1993 – Oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands.
1993 – Westley Allan Dodd is executed by hanging in Washington state (the last legal hanging in America).
2003 – London (UK) - police arrest 7 suspects in connection with Wood Green ricin plot.
2005 – Discovery of Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system.

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