A to Z This Day in World History | January 5th

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Here are some historical events that occurred on January 5 throughout world history:

1066: Edward the Confessor, the King of England, died, leading to the events that would eventually result in the Norman Conquest of England.

1781: A British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burned Richmond, Virginia during the American Revolutionary War.

1846: The United States House of Representatives voted to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.

1925: Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming became the first female governor in the United States.

1972: U.S. President Richard Nixon announced the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam, leading to the Paris Peace Accords.

1993: The oil tanker MV Braer ran aground on the Shetland Islands, causing a massive oil spill.

1998: Nineteen European nations agreed to prohibit human cloning.

2005: Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in our solar system, was discovered by astronomers using images taken in 2003.

These events cover a range of historical periods and showcase the diversity of significant occurrences on January 5 in different years.

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