January 5 holidays in 2020
Guru Gobind Singh Birthday
Armenian Christmas Eve
De Facto Half Holiday
January 5 2019 holidays
Historical Events on January 5
Benedict Arnold leads British Naval forces to capture and burn Richmond, Virginia during the American Revolutionary War.
The U.S House of Representatives decides to stop allowing the United Kingdom to use parts of the Oregon Territory.
The opera house Palais Garnier is inaugurated on this day in Paris, France.
Charles J. Guiteau is sentenced to death by hanging after he was convicted of assassinating United States President James A. Garfield.
Alfred Dreyfus is sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil’s Island.
Henry Ford introduces a $5 dollar a day minimum wage to his employees – which was over double what their original wage was. He also lowered the work day from 9-hours to 8-hours a day.
The German Worker’s Party is founded. This party would eventually become the Nazi Party.
Construction for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California begins on this day.
The Fair Deal Program is introduced to the American public by U.S President Harry S. Truman.
What would come to be known as the Eisenhower Doctrine is announced in a speech given by U.S President Dwight D. Eisenhower to the U.S Congress.
S President Richard Nixon gives final approval to the Space Shuttle program.
Famous Birthdays on January 5
German author, philosopher and Nobel Prize laureate, Rudolf Christoph Eucken is born in
American businessman and founder of the Gillette Company, King Camp Gillette is born in
American physiologist and Nobel Prize laureate, Joseph Erlanger is born in
American nurse Agnes von Kurowsky is born in
American actor George Reeves is born in
American actress Jane Wyman is born in
American businessman Herb Peterson is born in
American poet W.D. Snodgrass is born in
American actor and director Robert Duvall is born in
American singer-songwriter Marilyn Manson is born in
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