These are a few things that happened back in the day on January 5.
1836 - Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo.
1850 - California Exchange opens
1892 - 1st successful auroral photograph made.
1899 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure - Charles Augustus Milverton.
1912 - 1st National Hockey Association game.
1914 - Ford Motor Co. wages jump from $2.40/9-hr day to $5.00/8-hr day.
1920 - Boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to NY Yankees.
1945 - Pepe LePew debuts in Warner Bros cartoon "Odor-able Kitty."
1959 - Buddy Holly releases his last record "It Doesn't Matter."
1963 - San Diego beats Boston 51-10 in AFL Championship game.
1970 - Soap Opera "All My Children," premieres on ABC.
1972 - NASA announces development of space shuttle.
1981 - "Nightline" with Ted Koppel extended from 20 minutes to 30 minutes.
1993 - Washington state executes Wesley Allan Dodd by hanging (the 1st legal hanging in America since 1965.