On This Day In History, 5 January


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World Events Today

  • The American criminal couple, Bonnie and Clyde, met for the first time today in 1930
  • Mao Zedong wrote the, “A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire”, letter today in 1930
  • The book, Fire and Fury, Inside the Trump White House, by Michael Wolff, was published today in 2018

Entertainment Events Today

  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, was published today in 1886
  • The hit single It Doesn’t Matter, by Buddy Holly, was released today in 1959, it was the last single he released before dying in a plane crash 29 days later
  • Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ, the debut studio album by Bruce Springsteen, was released today in 1973

Family Events Today

  • The British Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic, died today in 1922 aged 47
  • The American actor and filmmaker Robert Selden Duval, whose career spanned more than six decades, was born today in 1931 in California
  • Vincent Peter Jones, better known as the British actor and professional footballer Vinnie Jones, was born today in 1965, he was a member of the Wimbledon football team during the “Crazy Gang” era

Main Event Today

  • Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, which connects San Francisco to Marin County, started today in 1933

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Whipped Cream Day

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