On This Day: January 05th

This is 5th day of the year and 361 days remain in the year.

in history
A German newspaper reported German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen's discovery of X-rays.
Henry Ford introduced the $5-a-day minimum wage.
Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first woman governor of a state (Wyoming).
President Nixon ordered the development of the space shuttle.
INS Commissioner Doris Meissner ruled that 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez must be returned to Cuba.
January 05 Birthdays
Alvin 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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