Historical Events on 5th January

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1349 - Margaretha of Bavaria names her son Willem V Earl of Holland/Zealand
1438 - Pope Eugenius IV deallocated council of Basel to Ferrara
1463 - French poet Francois Villon banished from Paris
1477 - Battle at Nancy, Burgundy vs Switz, 7000 + killed including their leader Charles Duke of Burgundy
1500 - Duke Ludovico Sforza's troops reconquer Milan
1527 - Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zürich, is executed by drowning. (b. 1498)
1554 - Great fire in Eindhoven Neth
1593 - William Louis of Nassau becomes governor/viceroy of Drenthe
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
1709 - Sudden extreme cold kills thousands of Europeans
1717 - Prussian King Frederik Willem I buys conscript for nobles
1719 - Britain, Hannover, Saxony-Poland and Austria sign anti-Prussian/Russian pact
Duke of Milan Ludovico SforzaDuke of Milan Ludovico Sforza 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, Virginia
1800 - 1st Swedenborgian temple in US holds 1st service, Baltimore
1804 - Ohio legislature passes 1st laws restricting free blacks movement
1809 - Treaty of Dardanelles concluded between Britain & 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
1846 - The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
Frontiersman/Soldier Davy CrockettFrontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett 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 & Gaines at Mobile Bay
1875 - Charles Garnier's new Opera opens in Paris
1875 - President Grant sends federal troops to Vicksburg, Miss
1887 - 1st US school of librarianship opens at Columbia University
1888 - Dutch Heidemaatschappij established
1892 - 1st successful auroral photograph made
1895 - Henry James' play "Guy Domville" opens in London
1895 - Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 64 days
1895 - French Capt Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, publicly stripped of his rank; later exonerated
1896 - Isaac Albeniz' opera "Pepita Jiminez" premieres in Barcelona
Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm RöntgenPhysicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen 1896 - The Die Presse newspaper (Germany) publicly announces Wilhelm Röntgen's discovery of X-rays and their potential for new methods of medical diagnoses in a front-page article
1899 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure-Charles Augustus Milverton (BG)
1900 - Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
1903 - SF-Hawaii telegraph cable opens for public use
1904 - -34°F (-36.7°C), River Vale, New Jersey (state record)
1904 - -42°F (-41.1°C), Smethport, Pennsylvania (state record)
1904 - England beat Australia at the MCG, Rhodes 7-56 & 8-68
1905 - Charles Perrine announces discovery of Jupiter's 7th satellite, Elara
1905 - National Association of Audubon Society, a non-profit, environmental organization dedicated to conservation, incorporates
1909 - Colombia recognizes Panama's independence
1911 - Portuguese expel Jesuits
1911 - San Francisco has its first air meet
1912 - 1st National Hockey Association game (Victoria)
1912 - The Prague Party Conference takes place.
1914 - Ford Motor Co wages jump from $2.40/9-hr day to $5.00/8-hr 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 - Left-wing Spartacus organization instigates a revolt in Berlin; terrified by the spread of Bolshevism, German troops brutally suppress the uprising
1925 - James Gleason & Richard Tabers "Is zat so?" premieres in NYC
1925 - Nellie Taylor Ross became governor of Wyoming, 1st woman governor in USA
1925 - Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port Gdansk post office
1925 - French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, & Hugh Jennings
1927 - Fox Studios exhibits Movietone
1927 - Judge Landis begins 3-day public hearing on charges that 4 games played between Chicago & Detroit in 1917 had been thrown to White Sox
1929 - Coup by King Alexander in South Slavia
Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao ZedongChinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong 1930 - Mao Zedong writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"
1930 - Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow for the first time at Clarence Clay's house
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
1933 - "Cavalcade" based on the play by Noel Coward, directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Diana Wynyard and Clive Brook premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1934)
1934 - Fenway Park catches fire for 2nd time (May 8th 1926 also)
1934 - National & American baseball leagues select a uniform ball
1937 - Fingleton & Bradman make record stand of 346 for 6th wkt
1937 - Only unicameral state legislature in US opens 1st session (Nebr)
1940 - FCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1940 - Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia
1941 - British/Australian troops conquer Bardia, Libya
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
1944 - The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
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 NYC for 417 performances
1949 - General Spoor orders cease-fire on Sumatra
1949 - US President Harry Truman labels his administration the "Fair Deal"
1950 - Carson McCuller's "Member of the Wedding," premieres in NYC
1951 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Ponte Vedra Beach Women's Golf Open
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 1952 - Flying Enterprise sinks
1952 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes an official visit to the US
1953 - -6] Passenger ships Willem Ruys & 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
1957 - Dodgers' Jackie Robinson announces his retirement rather than be traded to the NY 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 NY Senator Kenneth Keating
1962 - Tony Sheridan & Beatles produce "My Bonnie" & "The Saints"
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony SheridanSinger-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan 1963 - "Camelot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 873 performances
1963 - "Carnival!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 719 performances
1963 - San Diego beats Boston 51-10 in AFL championship game
1964 - Pope Paul VI visits Jordan & Israel
1964 - San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship
1967 - KLXA (now KTBN) TV channel 40 in Fontana-San Ana, CA (IND) begins
1968 - Dr Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law
1968 - Alexander Dubček succeeds Antonín Novotný as communist party leader of Czechoslovakia
1969 - "Maggie Flynn" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 82 performances
1969 - Bollingen prize for poetry presented to John Berryman & Karl Shapiro
1969 - Neville Williams' "Chronology of the Expanding World" completed
1969 - USSR Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)
1970 - 23,000 Belgian mine workers strike
Pediatrician Benjamin SpockPediatrician Benjamin Spock 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 v England at the MCG
1971 - Globetrotters lose 100-99 to NJ Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak
1971 - Body of US heavyweight Charles "Sonny" Liston (36) found; he had been dead for an estimated 6 days.
1972 - Largest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Lakers-11,178)
1972 - NYC transit fare rises from 30 cents to 35 cents
1972 - US President Nixon signs a bill for NASA to begin research on a manned space shuttle
1972 - West-Pakistani sheik Mujib ur-Rahman freed
1973 - Mali & Niger break diplomatic relations with Israel
1973 - Netherlands recognizes German DR
1974 - Raul Julia appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Oh, Brother"
1974 - An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.
1975 - Charlie Smalls' "Wiz" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1672 performances
1975 - Salyut 4 with crew of 2 is launched for 30 days
1975 - 14 die when British freighter "Lake Illawarra" rams pylon bridge between Derwent & Hobart, Tasmania & ship sinks
1976 - "MacNeil-Lehrer Report" premieres on PBS
1976 - Cambodia is renamed "Democratic Kampuchea"
1976 - Greg Chappell scores 182* at SCG against West Indies
1976 - In retaliation for the Reavey and O'Dowd killings, the South Armagh Republican Action Force shoot dead 10 Protestant civilians after stopping their minibus in County Armagh
1978 - Start of the Sex Pistols final tour in Atlanta, Georgia
1981 - "Nightline" with Ted Koppel extended from 20 mins to 30 mins
1981 - British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, a truck driver later convicted of "Yorkshire Ripper" murders of 13 women
1982 - Arkansas judge rules against obligatory teaching of creation
NHL Legend Darryl SittlerNHL Legend Darryl Sittler 1982 - Darryl Sittler, on advice from his doctor, leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs because of mental depression
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
1985 - Thousands of Jewish refugees are airlifted from Sudan to Israel
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 - "Oh, Kay!" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 77 performances
NHL Star Bryan TrottierNHL Star Bryan Trottier 1991 - Edwin Jongejans of Netherlands wins 1-metre springboard diving title
1991 - Kevin Bradshaw of US Intl scores NCAA Div 1 record 72 pts
1992 - "6 Degrees of Separation" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 496 perf
1992 - "Crucible" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 32 performances
1992 - "On Borrowed Time" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 99 perfs
1992 - "Peter Pan" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances
1992 - Ravi Shastri scores 206 at SCG before being Warne's 1st crick Test wkt
1993 - Brian Lara completes 277 v Australia at cricket SCG
1993 - Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident
1993 - Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame
1993 - The oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.
1993 - Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the first legal hanging in America since 1965).
MLB Right Fielder Reggie JacksonMLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson 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)
1994 - 26th NAACP Image Awards: "Sister Act" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
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 v WI at the Gabba
1996 - Hamas operative Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.
1997 - "Juan Darien-Carnival Mass" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC
1997 - "Love Thy Neighbor" closes at Booth Theater NYC
1997 - "Show Boat" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC
1998 - Ice storm knocks out electricity in Quebec & Ontario
1998 - Vandals decapitate Copenhagen's Little Mermaid
NFL Head Coach Don ShulaNFL Head Coach Don Shula 2001 - A report reveals that former General Practioner Harold Shipman has potentially killed hundreds of patients
2005 - Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, is discovered by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.
2007 - Bill Cowher resigns as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers
2009 - 38th Fiesta Bowl: #3 Texas beats #10 Ohio State, 24-21
2010 - Mike Shanahan is formally introduced as head coach of the Washington Redskins
2010 - 76th Orange Bowl: #10 Iowa beats #9 Georgia Tech, 24-14

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