This Date in History Calendar- January 5

In Celebrities, Cold War, Crime, Feminism, Foreign Affairs, History, politics, Technology, U.S History on January 5, 2008 by Editor Z

Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes first Female Governor in 1925, when elected Governor of Wyoming

Courtesy:, wikipedia, History Channel

1846: U.S House votes to no longer share the Oregon territory with the United Kingdom.

1895: in the infamous Dreyfuss Affair, French Officer Alfred Dreyfuss is stripped of his rank and sentenced to life imprisonment.

1914: Ford Motor Company endorses the idea of an eight hour work day and a $5.00 a day minimum wage.

1925: Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes the first female Governor when she is elected Governor of Wyoming.

1940: FM radio, a clearer alternative to AM radio, is first demonstrated before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

1948: Warner Brothers shows the first color Newsreel of the Rose Bowl and its Tournament of Roses Parade.

1968: In Soviet controlled Chekoslavakia, Alexander Dubcek comes to power, marking the start of what becomes known as the “Prague Spring”.

1993: In Washington State Westley Alan Dodd becomes the first person to be executed by hanging since 1965.

1998: Sonny Bono dies in skiing accident.



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