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  • Pisa, Italy
    Wednesday Jan 5, 1172

    Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Beginning of the Construction

    Pisa, Italy
    Wednesday Jan 5, 1172

    Construction of the tower occurred in three stages over 199 years. On 5 January 1172, Donna Berta di Bernardo, a widow and resident of the house of dell' Opera di Santa Maria, bequeathed sixty soldi to the Opera Campanilis petrarum Sancte Marie. The sum was then used toward the purchase of a few stones which still form the base of the bell tower.




  • Sagamore, Massachuesetts, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 5, 1919

    Theodore Roosevelt

    Death

    Sagamore, Massachuesetts, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 5, 1919

    On the night of January 5, 1919, Roosevelt suffered breathing problems. After receiving treatment from his physician, Dr. George W. Faller, he felt better and went to bed. Roosevelt's last words were "Please put out that light, James" to his family servant James Amos. Between 4:00 and 4:15 the next morning, Roosevelt died in his sleep at Sagamore Hill after a blood clot had detached from a vein and traveled to his lungs.




  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 5, 1919

    Spanish Flu

    San Francisco's New Year

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 5, 1919

    In the first five days of January, in San Francisco, 1,800 flu cases and 101 deaths were reported.




  • Rome, Italy
    Wednesday Jan 5, 1938

    Juan Carlos I

    Born

    Rome, Italy
    Wednesday Jan 5, 1938

    Juan Carlos was born to Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, and Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies in Rome, Italy, where his grandfather King Alfonso XIII of Spain and other members of the Spanish royal family lived in exile following the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic in 1931.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Jan 5, 1950

    Harry S. Truman

    The U.S. would not engage in any dispute involving the Taiwan Strait

    U.S.
    Thursday Jan 5, 1950

    Truman announced on 5 January 1950 that the United States would not engage in any dispute involving the Taiwan Strait, and that he would not intervene in the event of an attack by the PRC.




  • U.S.
    Friday Jan 5, 1951

    Neil Armstrong

    His first flight in a Jet

    U.S.
    Friday Jan 5, 1951

    Neil made his first flight in a jet, a Grumman F9F Panther, on January 5, 1951.




  • New Hampshire, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 5, 1972

    Richard Nixon

    Nixon Entered His Name On The New Hampshire Primary Ballot

    New Hampshire, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 5, 1972

    Nixon entered his name on the New Hampshire primary ballot on January 5, 1972, effectively announcing his candidacy for reelection. Virtually assured the Republican nomination, the President had initially expected his Democratic opponent to be Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy (brother of the late President), but he was largely removed from contention after the 1969 Chappaquiddick incident. Instead, Maine Senator Edmund Muskie became the front runner, with South Dakota Senator George McGovern in a close second place.


  • China
    Sunday Jan 5, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    A new infection with SARS is confirmed in China

    China
    Sunday Jan 5, 2003

    China confirmed that the case reported in December was a case of wild source SARS.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 5, 2004

    Jackie Chan

    Hollywood star

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 5, 2004

    He has got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jan 5, 2007

    Nancy Pelosi

    Pelosi joined with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to condemn the plan

    U.S.
    Friday Jan 5, 2007

    On January 5, 2007, reacting to suggestions from President Bush's confidantes that he would increase troop levels in Iraq (which he announced in a speech a few days later), Pelosi joined with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to condemn the plan.


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