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On This Day: January 05th

This is 5th day of the year and 360 days remain in the year.

in history
1896
A German newspaper reported German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen's discovery of X-rays.
1914
Henry Ford introduced the $5-a-day minimum wage.
1925
Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first woman governor of a state (Wyoming).
1972
President Nixon ordered the development of the space shuttle.
2000
INS Commissioner Doris Meissner ruled that 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez must be returned to Cuba.
January 05 BirthdaysAlvin Ailey1931–1989, American Dancer, Choreographer.
Robert Duvallactor
Diane Keatonactress, director
George Reevesactor
Hayao Miyazakifilmmaker, animator
Bradley Cooperactor
Shah JahanIndian Mughal Emperor
Zebulon Pikeexplorer
Konrad AdenauerWest German chancellor
Umberto Econovelist, essayist, and scholar
Constantin Stanislavskyactor, producer, teacher



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