Today is Thursday January 5on the fifth day of 2023. There are 360 days left in the year.
Today’s highlight in the story:
On January 5, 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower offered assistance to countries to help them resist Communist aggression in what became known as the Eisenhower Doctrine.
To this date :
In 1896, an Austrian newspaper, Wiener Presse, reported the discovery by German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen (RENT’-gun) of a type of radiation known as X-rays.
In 1914, automobile manufacturer Henry Ford announced that he would pay workers $5 for an 8-hour day, compared to $2.34 for a 9-hour day. (Employees still worked six days a week; the 5-day work week was instituted in 1926.)
In 1925, Democrat Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming took office as the first female governor of the United States, succeeding her late husband, William, following a special election.
In 1933, construction of the Golden Gate Bridge began. (The work was completed four years later.)
In 1943, educator and scientist George Washington Carver, born into slavery, died in Tuskegee, Alabama, at about 80 years old.
In his 1949 State of the Union address, President Harry S. Truman called his administration a Fair Deal.
In 1953, the tragicomedy in two acts by Samuel Beckett “Waiting for Godot”, considered a classic of the Théâtre de l’absurde, was premiered in Paris.
In 1972, President Richard Nixon announced that he had ordered the development of the Space Shuttle.
In 1994, Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, died in Boston at the age of 81.
In 1998, Sonny Bono, the 1960s pop star turned politician, was killed when he hit a tree while skiing at Heavenly Ski Resort on the Nevada-California border; he was 62 years old.
In 2004, foreigners arriving at US airports were photographed and had their fingerprints scanned at the start of a government effort to keep terrorists out of the country.
In 2011, John Boehner (BAY’-nur) was elected president as Republicans regained control of the House of Representatives on the first day of the new Congress.
Ten years ago: Republican Mitt Romney won the Wyoming caucuses, picking up eight delegates; in a debate three days before the New Hampshire primary, Romney faced Mike Huckabee on foreign policy and John McCain on immigration. In a Democratic showdown, Hillary Rodham Clinton accused campaign rival Barack Obama of changing his stance on health care and “a number of issues”; Obama replied that he had been “entirely consistent” in his position. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has won the 2007 Associated Press NFL MVP award.
Five years ago: President Barack Obama hailed a last-minute deal with Congress that pulled the country out of the “fiscal cliff,” but warned in his radio and internet address Saturday that he would not compromise on his insistence on that lawmakers lift the federal debt ceiling.
One year ago: Australia have denied entry to tennis star Novak Djokovic, who is looking to play for a 10th Australian Open title later in the month; the authorities canceled his visa because he did not meet the conditions for exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination rules. (Djokovic, a vocal vaccine skeptic, is believed to be confined to an immigration detention hotel as he begins a court battle that ultimately proves fruitless.) After being dropped from the team’s first 35 games because he refused to get vaccinated, Kyrie Irving scored 22 points for the Brooklyn Nets in his first game of the season as the team beat the Indiana Pacers 129-121 on the road; he was still unable to play in New York due to his vaccination status. The Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, scheduled for January 31, has been postponed due to what organizers called “too much risk” from the omicron variant of the coronavirus. (It would be postponed to early April in Las Vegas.)
Today’s birthdays: Actor Robert Duvall is 92 years old. Juan Carlos, former King of Spain, is 85 years old. Singer-musician Athol Guy (The Seekers) is 83 years old. Former talk show host Charlie Rose is 81. Actor-director Diane Keaton is 77 years old. Actor Ted Lange (lanj) is 75 years old. R&B musician George “Funky” Brown (Kool and the Gang) is 74 years old. Rock musician Chris Stein (Blondie) is 73 years old. Former CIA director George Tenet is 70. Actor Pamela Sue Martin is 70 years old. Actor Clancy Brown is 64. Singer Iris Dement is 62. Actor Suzy Amis is 61 years old. Actor Ricky Paull Goldin is 58 years old. Actor Vinnie Jones is 58 years old. Rock musician Kate Schellenbach (Luscious Jackson) is 57. Actor Joe Flanigan is 56 years old. choreographer Carrie Ann Inaba is 55 years old. Rock musician Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age) is 55. Actress Heather Paige Kent is 54 years old. Rock singer Marilyn Manson is 54 years old. Actor Shea Whigham is 54 years old. Actor Derek Cecil is 50 years old. actress Jessica Chaffin is 49 years old. Actor Bradley Cooper is 48 years old. Actor January Jones is 45 years old. Actor Brooklyn Sudano is 42 years old. Actor Franz Drameh is 30.
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