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Monday, January 6, 2014

January 5 - The Day in History

January 5 : General Interest
1933: Golden Gate Bridge is born

On January 5, 1933, construction begins on the Golden Gate Bridge, as workers began excavating 3.25 million cubic feet of dirt for the structure's huge anchorages... read more

American Revolution
1781 : Benedict Arnold captures and destroys Richmond

1933 : Construction begins on Golden Gate Bridge

Civil War
1861 : Star of the West leaves for Fort Sumter

Cold War
1957 : Eisenhower proposes new Middle East policy

1970 : The United Mine Workers Killings

1982 : Landslides kill 33 in California

General Interest
1643 : First divorce in the colonies
1895 : Dreyfus Affair in France
1945 : Kamikaze pilots get first order
1968 : Prague Spring begins in Czechoslovakia
1976 : Pol Pot renames Cambodia
1994 : Former Speaker Thomas P. Tip O'Neill dies

1998 : Sonny Bono killed in skiing accident

1825 : Alexandre Dumas pere fights a duel

1980 : The Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" becomes hip-hop's first Top 40 hit

Old West
1846 : House resolves to stop sharing Oregon

1949 : Truman delivers his Fair Deal speech
1972 : Nixon launches the space shuttle program

1920 : New York Yankees announce purchase of Babe Ruth

Vietnam War
1967 : Amphibious operations conducted in the Mekong Delta
1969 : Lodge succeeds Harriman as chief negotiator

World War I
1916 : First conscription bill is introduced in British parliament

World War II
1945 : Soviets recognize pro-Soviet Polish Provisional Government


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