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 This day in History - January 5
433 Historic Events for January 5
1888

Henri Herz, composer, dies at a day before 85th birthday

Death
1888

Dutch Heidemaatschappij established

Event
1889

Albert van Dalsum, Dutch actor/director (Little Rascal) [or 1899]

Birth
1890

Cora Witherspoon, New Orleans LA, actress (Bank Dick), dies

Birth
1891

Guillaume L Baud, Dutch minister of Colonies (1848-49), dies at 89

Death
1891

Johan Boskamp, Dutch actor/singer (Potasch and Perlemoer) [or 1893]

Birth
1892

1st successful auroral photograph made

Event
1892

Francesca Bertini, Florence Italy, actress (Odette, Assunta Spina)

Birth
1893

Friedrich Blume, German musicologist (Das Rassenproblem in der Musik)

Birth
1895

Jeannette Piccard, balloonist/Episcopal priest

Birth
1895

French Capt Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, publicly stripped of his rank; later declared innocent

Event
1895

Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 64 days

Event
1895

Henry James' play "Guy Domville" opens in London

Event
1896

Hendrik Algra, Dutch MP (ARP)

Birth
1896

Isaac Albeniz' opera "Pepita Jiminez," premieres in Barcelona

Event
1896

German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen's discovers x-rays

Event
1897

Jack Wagner, OH, actor (Jive Junction)

Birth
1897

Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami)

Birth
1899

Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure-Charles Augustus Milverton (BG)

Event
1900

Paula Ludwig, writer

Birth
1900

Dennis Gabor, Hung/Brit physicist (holography-Nobel 1971) [or Jun 5]

Birth
1900

Yves Tanguy, French/US sailor/surrealistic painter

Birth
1901

Mario Scelba, premier Italy (1954-55)

Birth
1901

H L Honore comte d'Estienne d'Orves, French officer/resistance fighter

Birth
1902

Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English author (Cold Comfort Farm)

Birth