Thursday, January 05, 2017
History for January 5 - On-This-Day.com:
Stephen Decatur 1779, Jeannette Piccard 1895, George Reeves 1914
Jane Wyman 1917 - Actress, Robert Duvall 1930, Diane Keaton 1946
1781 - Richmond, VA, was burned by a British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold.
1933 - In California, construction of the Golden Gate Bridge began.
1940 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) got its very first demonstration of FM radio.
1948 - Warner Brothers-Pathe showed the very first color newsreel. The footage was of the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl football classic.
1956 - In the Peanuts comic strip, Snoopy walked on two legs for the first time.
1961 - "Mr. Ed" debuted. The show would run for six years.
1972 - U.S. President Richard M. Nixon ordered the development of the space shuttle.
1998 - U.S. Representative Sonny Bono died in skiing accident.