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January 05: This Day That Year

Updated: Jan 6

January 05

- 1477 - Battle of Nancy, Burgundy vs Switzerland: 7,000+ died including their leader Charles Duke of Burgundy.

- 1500 - Duke Ludovico Sforza conquers Milan again.

- 1592 - Birthday: Shah Jahan, 5th Mughal Emperor of India (1628-58) born in Lahore (now in Pakistan), Mughal Empire (died in 1666). He built the Taj Mahal for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

- 1666 - Birthday: Guru Gobind Singh, 10th Guru of Sikhism, founder and General of Khalsa Army, social reformist and poet, born in Patna Sahib (now in Bihar, India).

- 1757 - Failed assassination attempt by Damiens on French King Louis XV.

- 1776 - Assembly of New Hampshire (USA) adopts its 1st state constitution.

- 1855 - Birthday: King C. Gillette inventor of disposable safety razor blades, born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (USA).

- 1896 - Front page article on "Die Presse" newspaper (Germany) publicly announces Wilhelm Röntgen's discovery of X-rays and their capability of medical diagnoses.

- 1914 - Ford Motor Company wages jump from $2.40/day to $5.00/day.

- 1914 - Birthday: George Reeves, American actor (First Superman) in Woolstock, Iowa (USA).

- 1917 - Birthday: Jane Wyman, American actress and 1st wife of Ronald Reagan, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (USA).

- 1931 - Birthday: Robert Duvall, filmmaker (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Taxi Driver), born in San Diego, California (USA).

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

- 1939 - Amelia Earhart, American aviator (1st woman to fly solo across the Atlantic), declared dead at 41. She disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937.

- 1941 - Amy Johnson, British pilot (the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia), dies during a ferry flight at 37.

- 1941 - Birthday: Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese filmmaker (Spirited Away), born in Tokyo, Japan.

- 1970 - 23,000 Belgian mine workers go on a strike.

- 1971 - 1st one-day international was played, Australia v England at the MCG Australia.

- 1972 - US President Richard Nixon signs a bill to begin research on a manned space shuttle.

- 1972 - President of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman freed by the President of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

- 1992 - Ravi Shastri (Indian cricketer) scores 206 (his highest Test score) in Sydney before being Shane Warne's first Test wicket and his only wicket of that Test match.

- 2007 - Momofuku Ando inventor of instant noodles and cup noodles, dies of heart failure at 96.

- 2016 - 15 years old Pranav Dhanawade score 1009 runs (not out) and becomes first batsman to ever score 1000+ runs in a single innings in Cricket.

- 2019 - China predicts that the country's population will peak at 1.44 billion in 2029 before declining.

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