5th January

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YearItemDetail
2001 Harold Shipman A report reveals that the former GP Harold Shipman may have killed more than 300 of his patients.
1994 Thomas P ONeill dies Former House Speaker Thomas P ONeill (Tip) dies in Boston at age 81.
1993 Oil tanker runs aground An oil tanker carrying 85,000 tonnes of crude oil runs aground in Shetland in hurricane force winds.
1981 Yorkshire Ripper arrested Police in England arrested Peter Sutcliffe, a truck driver, he is later convicted of the "Yorkshire Ripper" murders of 13 women.
1976 The Troubles - Ambush Ten Protestant men are shot dead as they return home from work in a mini-bus in Northern Ireland.
1972 NASA - Space Shuttle President Richard Nixon orders the development of the space shuttle program
1968 Alexander Dubcek becomes Prime Minister Alexander Dubcek becomes Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia.
1948 First colour newsreel Warner brothers show the first colour newsreel (of Tournament of Roses parade and the Rose bowl)
1933 US Presidents - 30th Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States, dies in Northampton, at age 60.
1904 Afghanistan British, US and Russian marines land in Soeul to protect legations.
1900 Ireland - uprising call Nationalist leader John Redmond calls for an uprising against the British
1895 Alfred Dreyfus French officer Alfred Dreyfus is stripped of his rank and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil's Island.

 

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On This Day - 5th January