What Happened on January 5

Significant Events

  • 1477 Battle of Nancy, Burgundy vs Switzerland, 7,000 + killed including their leader Charles Duke of Burgundy
  • 1781 British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Virginia
  • 1919 National Socialist Party (Nazi) forms as German Farmers' Party
  • 1930 Mao Zedong writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"
  • 1949 US President Harry Truman labels his administration the "Fair Deal"
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

FCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal

On January 5, 1940

Would You Believe?

First batsman to ever score 1000 runs in a single innings in cricket - 15 year-old Mumbai schoolboy Pranav Dhanawade is 1009 not out

On January 5, 2016

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 1967 Actor Lee Marvin (42) divorces Elizabeth Ebeling after 14 years of marriage
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