Today is Tuesday, January 5th. It’s Whipped Cream Day, National Keto Day and National Bird Day
There are 19 days until the River Radio Ever After Bridal Fair Experience
There are 40 days until Valentine’s Day
There are 74 days until Spring
Today is the day that…
— in 1836, Davy Crockett arrives in Texas to aid the revolution
— in 1886, “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson is first published
— in 1914, Henry Ford introduced a minimum wage scale of $5 per day
— in 1933, Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco
— in 1940, The FCC hears the first demonstration of FM radio
— in 1945, the roguish French skunk Pepe LePew makes his debut in the Warner Bros. cartoon “Odor-able Kitty”
— in 1957, The Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson retired rather than be traded to New York Giants
— in 1961, Mr Ed premiered in syndication. It would be picked up by CBS later that fall.
— in 1970, All My Children premiered on ABC
— in 1971, The Globetrotters lose to the NJ Reds 100-99 ending their 2,495-game win streak
— in 1972, President Nixon signs a bill for NASA to begin research on a manned space shuttle
— in 1973, Bruce Springsteen releases his first album, Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.
— in 1975, an adaptation of The Wizard of Oz with an all-black cast, “The Wiz” premieres at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway
— in 1979, The double-album soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever reaches sales of 25 million worldwide, making it the best-selling LP in history
— in 1988, basketball star Pete Maravich died of heart failure at the age of 40 during a pick-up game. His autopsy revealed a previously undetected heart defect.
— in 1991, Madonna’s “Justify My Love” goes to #1 in America, thanks in large part to its sexually explicit video, which is banned by MTV
— in 1993, Reggie Jackson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
— in 1996, Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula announced his retirement
— in 1998, Sonny Bono was killed in a skiing accident at a resort in Lake Tahoe. He was 62.
— also in 1998, the computer generated “dancing baby” makes its debut on Ally McBeal. It quickly became a media phenomenon and one of the first viral videos on the internet.
— in 2000, The Immigration & Naturalization Service ruled that 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez belonged with his father and must be returned to Cuba
— in 2016, Guns N’ Roses confirm that Slash and Duff McKagan, who have not performed with the band since 1993, will join them for their headline set at Coachella. They later announce a full tour with both of them back in the lineup.
— and in 2020, Chinese professor Zhang Yongzhen publishes the first SARS-CoV-2 genome map online, allowing health professionals worldwide to identify COVID-19
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