January 5

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.

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