January 5 in History
1914January 5, 1914:
Henry Ford raises the daily wage of employees of the Ford Motor Company from $2.40 to $5.0 following the success of the company’s Model T.
1919January 5, 1919:
The Nazi Party’s predecessor, the German Workers’ Party is formed by Anton Drexler.
1920January 5, 1920: The announcement of baseball legend Babe Ruth’s purchase from the Boston Red Sox is made by the New York Yankees.
1925January 5, 1925:
Nellie Tayloe Ross officially starts work as the Governor of Wyoming, making her the United States’ first female governor.
1933January 5, 1933:
The building of San Francisco’s magnificent Golden Gate begins.
1970January 5, 1970:
The pilot episode of American television soap opera, “All My Children” is aired for the first time on ABC.
1973January 5, 1973:
“Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.”, the debut album of Bruce Springsteen is released.
1980January 5, 1980:
“Rapper’s Delight” by rap trio The Sugarhill Gang reaches number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the first hip hop song to enter the Top 40 hits.
1998January 5, 1998:
Kenya swears in Daniel arap Moi as its president for the fifth consecutive time.
- January 5, 1998:
Pop singer-turned-politician Sonny Bono of Sonny and Cher fame is killed in a skiing accident.