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Notable Historical Events for January 5th

1993Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame

1949President Harry Truman labels his administration the "Fair Deal"

1930Mao Zedong writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"

1957Dodgers' Jackie Robinson retires rather than be traded to NY Giants

1896The Die Presse newspaper (Germany) publicly announces Wilhelm Röntgen's discovery of X-rays and their potential for new methods of medical diagnoses in a front-page article

1953Samuel Beckett's "En Attendant Godot," premieres in Paris

1962Tony Sheridan & Beatles produce "My Bonnie" & "The Saints"

1982Darryl Sittler, on advice from his doctor, leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs because of mental depression

1937Fingleton & Bradman make record stand of 346 for 6th wkt

1996Miami Dolphin coach Don Shula announces his retirement

January 5th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 5th

1941Chuck McKinley, St. Louis Missouri, American tennis player

1914George Reeves, [George Lescher Bessolo], Ashland Ky, actor (Superman, Gone With the Wind)

1946Diane Keaton, [Hall], LA, actress (Annie Hall, Little Drummer Girl)

1932Chuck Noll, Cleveland Ohio, NFL coach (Pittsburgh Steelers)

1876Konrad Adenauer, Cologne Germany, chancellor of Germany (BRD, 1949)

1874Joseph Erlanger, San Francisco, California, American physiologist (shock therapy-Nobel 1944)

January 5th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 5th

1985NFL football player Reggie White (23) weds Sara Copeland

1985Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (22) weds Lisa Andrews

1808Explorer William Clark (37) weds Julia Hancock in Fincastle, Virginia

1531Pope Clemens VII forbids English King Henry VIII to re-marry

January 5th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 5th

1762Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna], tsarina of Russia (1741-62), dies at 52

1988Pete Maravich, American basketball player, dies of heart failure at 40

1939Amelia Earhart, American aviator declared dead after disappearance in 1937. (b. 1897)

1933Calvin Coolidge, 30th President (1923-29), dies in Mass at 60

January 5th Deaths
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