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This Day in History: January 5

January 5: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1846 - The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
  2. 1925 - Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States.
  3. 1933 - Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.
  4. 1972 - U.S. President Richard Nixon orders the development of a Space Shuttle program.
  5. 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.
  6. Famous Birthdays: William John Wills (English surgeon and explorer), Camille Jordan (French mathematician), Rudolf Christoph Eucken (German philosopher and author, Nobel Prize laureate), Julio Garavito Armero (Colombian astronomer), Joseph Erlanger (American physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate)

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