Historical Events on January 5, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on January 5th This Day in History

Year Name
2014 A launch of the communication satellite GSAT-14 aboard the GSLV MK.II D5 marks the first successful flight of an Indian cryogenic engine.
2005 The dwarf planet Eris is discovered by Palomar Observatory-based astronomers, later motivating the International Astronomical Union (IAU) to define the term planet for the first time.
1993 The oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.
1991 Georgian forces enter Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, Georgia, opening the 1991–92 South Ossetia War.
1991 Somali Civil War: The United States Embassy to Somalia in Mogadishu is evacuated by helicopter airlift days after the outbreak of violence in Mogadishu.
1976 The Khmer Rouge announce that the new Constitution of Democratic Kampuchea is ratified.
1976 The Troubles: Gunmen shoot dead ten Protestant civilians after stopping their minibus at Kingsmill in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK, allegedly as retaliation for a string of attacks on Catholic civilians in the area by Loyalists, particularly the killing of six Catholics the night before.
1975 The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people.
1972 US President Richard Nixon announces the Space Shuttle program.
1970 The 7.1 Mw  Tonghai earthquake shakes Tonghai County, Yunnan province, China, with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme). Between 10,000 and 15,000 people are known to have been killed and about another 26,000 are injured.
1969 The Venera 5 space probe is launched at 06:28:08 UTC[25] from Baikonur.[26]
1969 Ariana Afghan Airlines Flight 701 crashes in Fernhill, West Sussex, while on approach to Gatwick Airport, killing 50 people.
1968 Alexander Dubček comes to power in Czechoslovakia, effectively beginning the "Prague Spring".
1967 Cultural Revolution: The Shanghai People's Commune is established following the seizure of power from local city officials by revolutionaries.
1957 In a speech given to the United States Congress, United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces the establishment of what will later be called the Eisenhower Doctrine.
1953 The play Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett receives its première in Paris.
1950 In the Sverdlovsk air disaster, all 19 of those on board are killed, including almost the entire national ice hockey team (VVS Moscow) of the Soviet Air Force – 11 players, as well as a team doctor and a masseur.
1949 In his State of the Union address, United States President Harry S. Truman unveils his Fair Deal program.
1945 The Soviet Union recognizes the new pro-Soviet Provisional Government of the Republic of Poland.
1944 The Daily Mail becomes the first major London newspaper to be published on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
1941 Amy Johnson, a 37-year-old pilot and the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia, disappears after bailing out of her plane over the River Thames, and is presumed dead.
1933 Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.
1925 Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States.
1919 The German Workers' Party, which would become the Nazi Party, is founded in Munich.
1914 The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and minimum daily wage of $5 in salary plus bonuses.
1913 First Balkan War: The Battle of Lemnos begins; Greek admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis forces the Turkish fleet to retreat to its base within the Dardanelles, from which it did not venture for the rest of the war.
1912 The sixth All-Russian Conference of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (Prague Party Conference) opens. In the course of the conference, Vladimir Lenin and his supporters break from the rest of the party to form the Bolshevik movement.
1911 Kappa Alpha Psi, the world's third oldest and largest black fraternity, is founded at Indiana University.
1900 Irish nationalist leader John Edward Redmond calls for revolt against British rule.
1895 Dreyfus affair: French army officer Alfred Dreyfus is stripped of his rank and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil's Island.
1875 The Palais Garnier, one of the most famous opera houses in the world, is inaugurated in Paris.
1822 The government of Central America votes for total annexation to the First Mexican Empire.
1781 American Revolutionary War: Richmond, Virginia, is burned by British naval forces led by former American general Benedict Arnold.
1757 Louis XV of France survives an assassination attempt by Robert-François Damiens, who becomes the last person to be executed in France by drawing and quartering (the traditional form of capital punishment used for regicides).
1675 Battle of Colmar: The French army beats Brandenburg.
1477 Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is defeated and killed in a conflict with René II, Duke of Lorraine; Burgundy subsequently becomes part of France.
Famous People Born on January 5

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Year Name
1984 Bronx Goodwin, Australian rugby league player
1911 Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor and screenwriter (d. 2001)
1914 George Reeves, American actor and director (d. 1959)
1940 Athol Guy, Australian singer-songwriter and bassist
1958 Ron Kittle, American baseball player and manager
1882 Herbert Bayard Swope, American journalist (d. 1958)
1996 James Fisher-Harris, New Zealand rugby league player
1986 Deepika Padukone, Indian actress
1954 László Krasznahorkai, Hungarian author and screenwriter
1893 Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian-American guru and philosopher (d. 1952)
Famous People Deaths On January 5

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Date Name
1400 John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English politician (b. 1350)
1998 Sonny Bono, American singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and politician (b. 1935)
1954 Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player and manager (b. 1891)
941 Zhang Yanhan, Chinese chancellor (b. 884)
1963 Rogers Hornsby, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1896)
1524 Marko Marulić, Croatian poet (b. 1450)
1527 Felix Manz, Swiss martyr (b. 1498)
2019 Dragoslav Šekularac, Serbian footballer and manager (b. 1937)
1917 Isobel Lilian Gloag, English painter (b. 1865)
1382 Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster (b. 1355)