Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Australia beats England by ten wickets in the final Ashes cricket test match. The 5-0 series whitewash is only the second in history, the previous being in the 1920-1921 series. It is the final test match for Australian team members Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Justin Langer. //www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,21014489-5001505,00.html
Thursday, January 5, 2006
A hotel in Mecca
, Saudi Arabia
, collapses, killing 76 pilgrims visiting to perform Hajj.
Wednesday, January 5, 2005
The same storm which pounded the U.S. earlier in the month hits England
and the Baltic States, leaving 13 dead with widespread flooding and power cuts.
Saturday, January 5, 2002
Milan Bandić, mayor of Zagreb tries to bribe a police officer after causing a car accident while driving under the influence of alcohol. This will lead to his resignation and a three-year-long hiatus in his mayor term
Wednesday, January 5, 2000
Saturday, January 5, 1991
U.S. President Ronald Reagan undergoes prostate surgery, causing speculation about his physical fitness to continue in office.
Thursday, January 5, 1978
Bülent Ecevit, of CHP forms the new government of Turkey (42nd government)
The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier "Lake Illawarra", killing twelve people.
"AM America" makes its television debut on ABC.
Wednesday, January 5, 1972
Howard Hughes speaks by telephone to denounce Clifford Irving's supposed biography of him.
U.S. President Richard Nixon
orders the development of a space shuttle program.
The 1st ever ODI cricket
match is played between Australia England at the M.C.G.
The Soviet Union launches "Venera 5" toward Venus.
The first album on which The Beatles play, "My Bonnie", credited to Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers (recorded last June in Hamburg), is released by Polydor in the U.K.
Saturday, January 5, 1957
Thursday, January 5, 1950
Wednesday, January 5, 1949
Los Angeles, California receives its first recorded snowfall.
becomes the first local, on-air television station in the US.
Wednesday, January 5, 1944
Thursday, January 5, 1939
Amelia Earhart is officially declared dead after her disappearance.
Thursday, January 5, 1933
Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes the first female governor (Wyoming) in the United States. Twelve days later, Ma Ferguson becomes first female governor of Texas.
The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and a minimum wage of $5 for a day's labor.
Old Style December 23, 1911)
Thursday, January 5, 1905
An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Röntgen has discovered a type of radiation later known as X-rays.
Saturday, January 5, 1895
Dreyfus Affair: French officer Alfred Dreyfus is stripped of his army rank and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil's Island.
Saturday, January 5, 1889
Saturday, January 5, 1884
Gilbert Sullivan's "Princess Ida" has its première at the Savoy Theatre, London.
Saturday, January 5, 1878
Battle of Shipka Pass IV: Russian and Bulgarian forces defeat the Ottoman Empire.
Paraguayan War: Brazilian Army commander Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias enters Asunción, Paraguay's capital. Some days later he declares the war is over. Nevertheless, Francisco Solano López, Paraguay's president, prepares guerrillas to fight in the countryside.
Thursday, January 5, 1809
Wednesday, January 5, 1803
Thursday, January 5, 1775
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart finishes Sonata in C for Keyboard.
Saturday, January 5, 1771
Wednesday, January 5, 1757
Wednesday, January 5, 1684
King Charles II of England gives the title Duke of St Albans to Charles Beauclerk, his illegitimate son by Nell Gwyn.
Saturday, January 5, 1675
The "Journal des sçavans" begins publication in France
, the first scientific journal.
Saturday, January 5, 1664
Emperor Go-Sai ascends the throne of Japan.
Tuesday, December 26, 1553 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, December 26, 1526 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, December 27, 1499 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, December 27, 1476 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, December 27, 1462 (Julianian calendar)
Poet François Villon is banned from Paris.
Friday, December 28, 1386 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, January 2, 675 (Julianian calendar)
In Japan, a platform to observe the stars for astrologers is erected for the first time.