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JANUARY 5

1779 Zebulon Pike (New Jersey-born Soldier, Explorer: Namesake of Pike's Peak) Zebulon Pike U.S. Explorers U.S. Military Leaders Pike's Peak
1805 Joseph R. Brown (Maryland-born Early Explorer of Territorial Minnesota) Maryland Explorers and Pioneers Minnesota Explorers and Pioneers North American Explorers Dakota Indians Minnesota Historical Society
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1922 Ernest Henry Shackleton (English Antarctic Explorer) Ernest Shackleton The Shackleton Expedition
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1776 New Hampshire's Assembly Adopts the First State Constitution New Hampshire Government Historic U.S. Documents Historic Firsts Yale University
1834 Kiowa Indians Record This as the Night the Stars Fell Kiowa Indians Meteors NASA
1854 The First Telegraph Company in Texas Is Chartered Texas Telegraph Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1869 214 Delegates Attend the First Convention of the Colored National Labor Union In Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Labor African-American Heritage Historic Firsts BigLabor.com
1892 First Successful Photograph of an Aurora Is Made Aurora Photography NASA
1916 First Military Conscription Bill in British History Is Introduced in the House of Commons Great Britain World War I Historic Firsts History Channel
1925 Nellie T. Ross (WY) Succeeds Late Husband to be First U.S. Female Governor Wyoming Nellie Ross Politics Women Historic Firsts New York Times
1948 First Color Newsreel Records the Tournament of Roses Parade Broadcast Media The Rose Bowl Historic Firsts History Channel
1972 President Richard Nixon Orders Development of the Space Shuttle President Richard Nixon The American Presidency NASA The Space Shuttle New York Times

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