On This Day in History for January 5 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 127 of 127

  • 1974 An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.
  • 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 B├╝lent Ecevit becomes Prime Minister of Turkey for the 3rd time
  • 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
  • 1984 Greg Chappell scores 182* in his last Test innings
  • 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
  • 1991 Edwin Jongejans of Netherlands wins 1-metre springboard diving title
  • 1992 Ravi Shastri scores 206 at SCG before being Warne's 1st crick Test wkt
  • 1993 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).
  • 1995 Lockheed C-140 Jetstar crashes at Isfahan, Iran, killing 18
  • 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.
  • 1998 Ice storm knocks out electricity in Quebec & Ontario
  • 1998 Vandals decapitate Copenhagen's Little Mermaid
  • 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.

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Deaths in History

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