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Notable Historical Events for January 5th

1781British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Virginia

1985Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot

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

2007Bill Cowher resigns as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers

1930Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow for the first time at Clarence Clay's house

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

1836Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo

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

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

1500Duke Ludovico Sforza's troops reconquer Milan

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Notable Birthdays on January 5th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on January 5th

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

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

1911British PM Neville Chamberlain (41) weds Anne de Vere Cole

1985Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (22) weds Lisa Andrews

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Notable Deaths on January 5th

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

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

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

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

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