January 5 in History
What happened on January 5 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on january 5 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on january 5 in history.
Eris, largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System is discovered in images taken Oct. 21, 2003, at Palomar Observatory.
The South Ossetia War (1991-92) begins as Georgian forces enter Tskhinvali, capital of South Ossetia, Georgia.
A Federal judge voids a state law requiring balanced classroom treatment of evolution and creationism.
President Richard M. Nixon names Robert Dole as chairman of the Republican National Party.
President Richard M. Nixon appoints Henry Cabot Lodge as negotiator at the Paris Peace Talks.
U.S. forces in Vietnam launch Operation Niagara I to locate enemy units around the Marine base at Khe Sanh.
Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Washington to confer with President Harry S. Truman.
Inchon, South Korea, the site of General Douglas MacArthur’s amphibious flanking maneuver, is abandoned by United Nations force to the advancing Chinese Army.
Great Britain nationalizes its coal mines.
U.S. and Filipino troops complete their withdrawal to a new defensive line along the base of the Bataan peninsula.
Daggha Bur, Ethiopia, is bombed by the Italians.
Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is sworn in as the first woman governor in the United States.
The U.S. Senate debates the benefits of Peyote for the American Indian.
Wagner’s “Die Walkyrie” opens in Paris. This is the first German opera performed in Paris since the beginning of World War I.
GOP women demand equal representation at the Republican National Convention in June.
British ships shell the Bolshevik headquarters in Riga.
Bulgarian and German troops occupy the Port of Braila.
Henry Ford astounds the world as he announces that he will pay a minimum wage of $5 a day and will share with employees $10 million in the previous year’s profits.
American Marines arrive in Seoul, Korea, to guard the U.S. legation there.
The merchant vessel Star of the West sets sail from New York to Fort Sumter, in response to rebel attack, carrying supplies and 250 troops.
Federalists from all over New England, angered over the War of 1812, draw up the Hartford Convention, demanding several important changes in the U.S. Constitution.
Swiss troops defeat the forces under Charles the Bold of Burgundy at the Battle of Nancy.