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« on: January 06, 2010, 07:08:26 am »

Tuesday, January 05th
The 005th day of 2010.
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Today's Highlights in History

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   On Jan. 5, 1914, Henry Ford, head of the Ford Motor Company, introduced a minimum wage scale of $5 per day. (Go to article.)

On Jan. 5, 1863, Constantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky, one of the greatest masters of Russian drama and a founder of the Moscow Art Theatre, was born. Following his death on Aug. 7, 1938, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. | Other Birthdays)
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   On January 5, 1878, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the Balkans. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)
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1589    Catherine de Medici of France died at age 69.

1781    A British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burned Richmond, Va.

1896    The Austrian newspaper Wiener Presse reported the discovery by German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen of a type of radiation that came to be known as an X-ray.

1925    Nellie T. Ross succeeded her late husband as governor of Wyoming, becoming the first female governor in U.S. history.

1933    Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States, died in Northampton, Mass., at age 60.

1943    Educator and scientist George Washington Carver died in Tuskegee, Ala., at age 81.

1949    In his State of the Union address, President Harry S. Truman labeled his domestic program the "Fair Deal."

1970    IThe soap opera "All My Children" premiered on ABC-TV.

1972    President Richard Nixon ordered development of the space shuttle.

1973    Bruce Springsteen's debut album, "Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.," was released.

1981    Police in England arrested Peter Sutcliffe, a truck driver later convicted of the "Yorkshire Ripper" murders of 13 women.

1993    The state of Washington executed Westley Allan Dodd, an admitted child sex killer, in America's first legal hanging since 1965.

1994    Former House Speaker Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill died in Boston at age 81.

1998    Sonny Bono, the pop singer-turned-politician, was killed when he struck a tree while skiing in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., at age 62.

2004    After 14 years of denials, Pete Rose publicly admitted that he'd bet on baseball while manager of the Cincinnati Reds.

Current Birthdays

January Jones turns 32 years old today.

AP Photo/Katy Winn Actress January Jones ("Mad Men") turns 32 years old today.


85    Lou Carnesecca
Hall of Fame basketball coach

82    Walter F. Mondale
Former vice president

78    Chuck Noll
Hall of Fame football coach

72    King Juan Carlos
King of Spain

68    Charlie Rose
Broadcast journalist

66    Ed Rendell
Governor of Pennsylvania

64    Diane Keaton
Actress

62    Ted Lange
Actor ("The Love Boat")

61    George "Funky" Brown
R&B musician (Kool and the Gang)

60    Chris Stein
Rock musician (Blondie)

57    Pamela Sue Martin
Actress ("Dynasty")

57    George Tenet
Former CIA director

56    Alex English
Basketball Hall of Famer

41    Marilyn Manson
Rock singer

Historic Birthdays

Constantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky

1/5/1863 (1/17/1863 N.S.) - 8/7/1938
Russian actor, producer, teacher and philosopher of theater
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69    Francisco Suárez
1/5/1548 - 9/25/1617
Spanish theologian

74    Shah Jahan
1/5/1592 - 1/22/1666
Mughal emperor of India and builder of the Taj Mahal

34    Zebulon Montgomery Pike
1/5/1779 - 4/27/1813
American army officer and explorer

41    Stephen Decatur
1/5/1779 - 3/22/1820
American naval officer

77    King Camp Gillette
1/5/1855 - 7/9/1932
American inventor and manufacturer

91    Konrad Adenauer
1/5/1876 - 4/19/1967
First chancellor of West Germany (1949-63)

77    Henry Sloane Coffin
1/5/1877 - 11/25/1954
American clergyman

76    Herbert Bayard Swope
1/5/1882 - 6/20/1958
American journalist and editor

55    Yves Tanguy
1/5/1900 - 1/15/1955
French Surrealist painter

87    Stella Gibbons
1/5/1902 - 12/19/1989
English novelist and poet

87    Hubert Beuve-Méry
1/5/1902 - 8/6/1989
French publisher and editor of "Le Monde"

72    Dame Kathleen Kenyon
1/5/1906 - 8/24/1978
English archaeologist

58    Alvin Ailey Jr.
1/5/1931 - 12/1/1989
American choreographer and dancer; founded Ailey American Dance Theater


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