Monday, January 5, 2015

5 January - History and Importance of the Day


1896 - Wilhelm Roentgen's discovery of x-rays

1914
Henry Ford introduced minimum wage of $5 per day.
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0105.html#article

1919 - National Socialist Party (Nazi) formed as German Farmers Party
1925 – Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States.
1930 - Mao Tse-tung wrote "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"
          http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-1/mswv1_6.htm
1940 – FM radio is demonstrated to the Federal Communications Commission.



2005 – 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.


Birthdays

1855 King C.Gillette - inventor - safety razor


http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/january-5/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/5/default.stm

5 January Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management