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"January 5 is the fifth day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 360 days remaining until the end of the year (361 in leap years)."
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Holidays and observances for January 5
The Twelfth day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
Feast day of:
    St. John Neumann
    St. Simeon Stylites
    Pope Telesphorus
January 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Mungday (Discordianism)
George Washington Carver Recognition Day
National Bird Day
National Whipped Cream Day
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Events
1477 – Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France.
1500 – Duke Ludovico Sforza conquers Milan.
1527 – Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zürich, is executed by drowning.
1554 – A great fire occurs in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
1675 – Battle of Colmar: the French army beats Brandenburg.
1757 – Louis XV of France survives an assassination attempt by Robert–François Damiens, the last               person to be executed in France by the traditional and gruesome form of capital punishment               used for regicides.
1759 – George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis.
1781 – American Revolutionary War: Richmond, Virginia, is burned by British naval forces led by                  Benedict Arnold.
1846 – The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with                 the United Kingdom.
1854 – The San Francisco steamer sinks, killing 300 people.
1889 – Preston North End is declared winner of the original football league.
1895 – Dreyfus Affair: French army officer Alfred Dreyfus is stripped of his rank and sentenced to                     life imprisonment on Devil's Island.
1896 – An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Roentgen has discovered a type of radiation                    later known as X-rays.
1900 – Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
1909 – Colombia recognizes the independence of Panama.
1912 – The Prague Party Conference takes place.
1913 – First Balkan War: During the Naval Battle of Lemnos, Greek admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis                    forces the Turkish fleet to retreat to its base within the Dardanelles, from which it did not                       venture for the rest of the war.
1914 – The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and a minimum wage of $5                      for a day's labor.
1918 – The Free Committee for a German Workers Peace, which would become the Nazi party, is                      founded.
1925 – Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States.
1933 – Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.
1940 – FM radio is demonstrated to the FCC for the first time.
1944 – The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
1945 – The Soviet Union recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.
1968 – Alexander Dubček comes to power: "Prague Spring" begins in Czechoslovakia.
1969 – Members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary damage property and assault occupants in the                     Bogside in Derry, Northern Ireland. In response, residents erect barricades and establish                      Free Derry.
1972 – U.S. President Richard Nixon orders the development of a space shuttle program.
1974 – An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.
1974 – Warmest reliably measured temperature in Antarctica of +59°F (+15°C) recorded at Vanda                  Station
1975 – The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra,                 killing twelve people.
1976 – Cambodia is renamed Democratic Kampuchea by the Khmer Rouge.
1993 – The oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700                   tons of crude oil.
1993 – Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the last legal hanging in                                America).
1996 – Hamas operative Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.
2003 – Police arrest seven suspects in connection with Wood Green ricin plot.
2005 – Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, is discovered by the team of                               Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on                  October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.



















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See Also:
Recipe Directory for Traditional Holiday Food
January Holiday Calendar & Observances
January Food Holidays
Weird January Holidays

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