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1/5/2019 12:05:00 AM
Today In History - January 5

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Today in History in 1836 Davy Crockett arrived in Texas just in time for the Alamo; in 1930 Bonnie Parker met Clyde Barrow for the first time; and in 1957 Dodgers' Jackie Robinson retires rather than be traded to the New York Giants.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1477 - Battle at Nancy, Burgundy vs Switz, 7000 + killed including their leader Charles Duke of Burgundy
  • 1781 - British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Virginia
  • 1836 - Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo
  • 1846 - The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
  • 1919 - National Socialist Party (Nazi) forms as German Farmers Party
  • 1930 - Mao Zedong writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"
  • 1930 - Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow for the first time at Clarence Clay's house
  • 1949 - US President Harry Truman labels his administration the "Fair Deal"
  • 1957 - Dodgers' Jackie Robinson retires rather than be traded to NY Giants
  • 1957 - Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Mid East
  • 1959 - "Bozo the Clown" live children's show premieres on TV
  • 1959 - Buddy Holly releases his last record "It Doesn't Matter"
  • 1970 - Soap Opera "All My Children" premieres on ABC

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1779 - Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)
  • 1779 - Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak)
  • 1914 - George Reeves, [George Lescher Bessolo], Ashland Ky, actor (Superman, Gone With the Wind)
  • 1917 - Jane Wyman, St. Joseph, Missouri, American actress (Magnificent Obsession) and 1st wife of Ronald Reagan (d. 2007)
  • 1942 - Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch)
  • 1946 - Diane Keaton, [Hall], LA, actress (Annie Hall, Little Drummer Girl)
  • 1947 - Ted Lange, Oakland California, actor (Isaac-Love Boat, Mr T & Tina)
  • 1975 - Bradley Cooper, American actor
  • 1978 - January Jones, American actress

Famous Weddings

  • 1531 - Pope Clemens VII forbids English King Henry VIII to re-marry
  • 1808 - Explorer William Clark (37) weds Julia Hancock in Fincastle, Virginia
  • 1911 - British PM Neville Chamberlain (41) weds Anne de Vere Cole
  • 1985 - Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (22) weds Lisa Andrews
  • 1985 - NFL football player Reggie White (23) weds Sara Copeland

Famous Divorces

  • 1967 - Actor Lee Marvin (42) divorces Elizabeth Ebeling after 14 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1933 - Calvin Coolidge, 30th President (1923-29), dies in Mass at 60
  • 1939 - Amelia Earhart, American aviator declared dead after disappearance in 1937. (b. 1897)
  • 1988 - Pete Maravich, American basketball player, dies of heart failure at 40
  • 1990 - Arthur Kennedy, actor (Air Force), dies of a brain tumor at 76
  • 1994 - Thomas P "Tip" O'Neill, (D-Ma)/Speaker of House (1977-86), dies at 81
  • 1998 - Sonny Bono, (Rep-R-Ca)/singer (Sonny & Cher), dies skiing at 62
  • 2014 - Carmen Zapata, American actress, dies at 86

To see more events, birthdays and deaths listed at Today in History from Click on EXTRAS at the top of the Lincoln Herald home page then click Today in History.


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