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 This day in History - January 5
433 Historic Events for January 5
1912

1st National Hockey Assn game (Victoria)

Event
1914

George Reeves, [George Lescher Bessolo], actor (Superman)

Birth
1914

Ford Motor Co wages jump from $2.40/9-hr day to $5.00/8-hr day

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1915

Mabel Leigh, potter

Birth
1915

Uta Graf, singer/teacher

Birth
1916

Austria-Hungary offensive against Montenegro

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1917

Reginald Smith Brindle, composer

Birth
1917

Wieland Wagner, German opera director

Birth
1918

British premier Lloyd George demand for unified peace

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1918

Jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy)

Birth
1919

Spartacus uprising in Berlin: state of siege

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1919

National Socialist Party (Nazi) forms as German Farmers Party

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1920

Boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to NY Yankees

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1920

NY Yankees announce purchase of Babe Ruth

Event
1920

Mohammad Aslam Khokhar, cricket (Pak bat scored 16 and 18 in only test)

Birth
1920

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist

Birth
1921

Jean BMRLAAM d'Aviano, grand duke of Luxembourg (1964- )

Birth
1921

Friedrich Drrenmatt, Switzerland, playwright/novelist (Visit)

Birth
1922

Ernest H Shackleton, Brit South pole explorer (Endurance), dies at 47

Death
1923

Sam Phillips, musician/record founder (Sun)

Birth
1923

Robert L Bernstein, NYC, publisher (Random House)

Birth
1925

Wolf Morris, actor (Decoy)

Birth
1925

James Gleason and Richard Tabers "Is zat so?," premieres in NYC

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1925

Nellie Taylor Ross became governor of Wyoming, 1st woman gov in USA

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1925

Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port Gdansk post office

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