What are the important events that happened on January 5? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
January 5: Facts & Myths About This Day
January 5 is the 5th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 360 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 23, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,609,804,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘pentagon’ day.
Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading
with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E?
(Sponsored link; 18+ only)
Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 38 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,937 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
Do people and celebrities interest you? Discover all the January 5 famous birthdays who share your special day. Learn some fun facts about your birthday! (Sponsored link)
January 5 Historical Events
American Revolutionary War: Richmond, Virginia, is burned by British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold.
Colombia recognizes the independence of Panama.
The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
The first One Day International cricket match is held between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Ten Protestant civilians are shot dead by a paramilitary group at Kingsmill in County Armagh, Northern Ireland (part of The Troubles).
Georgian forces enter Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, Georgia, opening the 1991–1992 South Ossetia War.
Hamas bombmaker Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.
Police arrest seven suspects in connection with Wood Green ricin plot.
Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, is discovered by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.
Mikheil Saakashvili wins his second term as President of Georgia in the snap election.
Who were born on January 5?
Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1926)
Bob Caruthers, American baseball player (d. 1911)
Kathleen Kenyon, English archaeologist (d. 1978)
Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist (d. 1992)
Terenci Moix, Spanish writer (d. 2003)
Mike Rann, Australian politician
Marilyn Manson, American singer
Marcus Trick, German rugby player
Darren Mackie, Scottish footballer
J. P. Arencibia, American baseball player
Who died on January 5?
Al-Mu'tasim, Abbasid caliph (b. 794)
Catherine de' Medici, queen of Henry II of France (b. 1519)
Antonio Lotti, Italian composer (b. 1667)
Kitty Cheatham, American singer (b. 1864)
Andrei Platonov, Russian writer (b. 1899)
Cyril Fagan, Irish astrologer (b. 1896)
Mal Evans, Beatles’ “roadie” (b. 1935)
Harvey Lembeck, American actor (b. 1923)
Vasko Popa, Yugoslav poet (b. 1922)
Sonny Bono, American entertainer and politician (b. 1935)
Holy Toledo! Did you know that coffee and word games are an excellent combination to sharpen your vocabulary? Let’s give it a quick spin. Within 30 seconds, how many words can you think of from these letters ETOYATUAMD? Check your answers here: Word search ETOYATUAMD. (Sponsored by WordFinder.Cafe)