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5 January

269 – Rome – Felix I became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Felix_I

1066 – England – Edward the Confessor died, aged about 60.  Harold Godwinson became king (Harold II).  http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=edwardconfessor  http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=harold2

1477 – France – Battle of Nancy (Burgundian Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Nancy


1527 – Switzerland – Felix Manz executed by drowning. https://youtu.be/OAcHPMXzf5E WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.executedtoday.com/2009/01/05/1527-felix-manz-the-first-anabaptist-martyr/

1554 – Netherlands – Great fire in Eindhoven.

1675 – France – Battle of Turckheim (Franco-Dutch War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Turckheim

1757 – France – Attempted assassination of Louis XV by Robert François Damiens. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert-Fran%C3%A7ois_Damiens#Assassination_attempt

1781 – USA – Raid on Richmond, (American Revolutionary War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_of_Richmond

1843 – USA – Earthquake measuring 6.3Mw, epicentre in Marked Tree, Arkansas. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/events/1843_01_05.php

1919 – Germany – The German Workers’ Party founded. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/GERgwp.htm


1925 – USA – Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first female US governor. https://youtu.be/HH811TAYv84  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellie_Tayloe_Ross


1933 – USA – Construction of Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, started. https://youtu.be/FKU1PTyHtbM http://goldengatebridge.org/research/ConstructionTimeline.php

1944 – Germany – RAF attacked Stettin (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1945 – USA – US Navy plane crashed at Whidbey Island NAS, WA,1 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450105-3

1947 – USA – National Air Transport Service plane crashed at Carmel, NJ, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470105-0

1947 – China – CNAC plane crashed near Qinqdao, 43 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470105-1

1949 – Brazil – BSAA plane crashed at Caravelas Bay, BA, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490105-1

1950 – USSR – Soviet Air Force plane crashed at Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport, 19 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500105-1

1952 – UK – USAF plane crashed at Burtonwood RAF Station, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19520105-1

1953 – UK – BEA plane crashed at Belfast-Nutts Corner Airport, 27 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530105-0

1954 – Turkey – DHY plane crashed at Lâpseki, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540105-0

1970 – China – Earthquake measuring 7.1Mw, epicentre in Tonghai County, Yunnan, c. 15,000 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1970_Tonghai_earthquake


1975 – Australia – Tasman Bridge, Tasmania, collapsed after struck by carrier Lake Illawarra, 12 killed. https://youtu.be/QR-MmXNU2NM WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.ccc.tas.gov.au/page.aspx?u=1086

1976 – Northern Ireland – Kingsmill Massacre (The Troubles). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsmill_massacre

1991 – Georgia – First South Ossetian War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991%E2%80%9392_South_Ossetia_War


1993 – UK – Oil tanker MV Braer ran aground on Shetland Islands, causing oil spill. https://youtu.be/A0fAL1lBDAE WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/5/newsid_2506000/2506223.stm


2014 – India – Satellite GSAT-14 launched. https://youtu.be/Y7HIvfhoFHM  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GSAT-14

2016 – UK – Flash floods in Whitby. http://metro.co.uk/2016/01/05/uk-weather-flash-floods-leave-whitby-cut-off-5601148/