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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/benedict-arnold-captures-and-destroys-richmond

Automotive
1933 : Construction begins on Golden Gate Bridge
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/construction-begins-on-golden-gate-bridge

Civil War
1861 : Star of the West leaves for Fort Sumter
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/star-of-the-west-leaves-for-fort-sumter

Cold War
1957 : Eisenhower proposes new Middle East policy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-proposes-new-middle-east-policy

Crime
1970 : The United Mine Workers Killings
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-united-mine-workers-killings

Disaster
1982 : Landslides kill 33 in California
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/landslides-kill-33-in-california

General Interest
1643 : First divorce in the colonies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-divorce-in-the-colonies
1895 : Dreyfus Affair in France
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dreyfus-affair-in-france
1945 : Kamikaze pilots get first order
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kamikaze-pilots-get-first-order
1968 : Prague Spring begins in Czechoslovakia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/prague-spring-begins-in-czechoslovakia
1976 : Pol Pot renames Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pol-pot-renames-cambodia
1994 : Former Speaker Thomas P. Tip O'Neill dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/former-speaker-thomas-p-tip-oneill-dies

Hollywood
1998 : Sonny Bono killed in skiing accident
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sonny-bono-killed-in-skiing-accident

Literary
1825 : Alexandre Dumas pere fights a duel
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/alexandre-dumas-pere-fights-a-duel

Music
1980 : The Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" becomes hip-hop's first Top 40 hit
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-sugarhill-gang39s-quotrapper39s-delightquot-becomes-hip-hop39s-first-top-40-hit

Old West
1846 : House resolves to stop sharing Oregon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/house-resolves-to-stop-sharing-oregon

Presidential
1949 : Truman delivers his Fair Deal speech
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-delivers-his-fair-deal-speech
1972 : Nixon launches the space shuttle program
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-launches-the-space-shuttle-program

Sports
1920 : New York Yankees announce purchase of Babe Ruth
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-york-yankees-announce-purchase-of-babe-ruth

Vietnam War
1967 : Amphibious operations conducted in the Mekong Delta
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/amphibious-operations-conducted-in-the-mekong-delta
1969 : Lodge succeeds Harriman as chief negotiator
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lodge-succeeds-harriman-as-chief-negotiator

World War I
1916 : First conscription bill is introduced in British parliament
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-conscription-bill-is-introduced-in-british-parliament

World War II
1945 : Soviets recognize pro-Soviet Polish Provisional Government
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-recognize-pro-soviet-polish-provisional-government


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