Today in history 1/5/2017



Today in history, Swiss troops defeat the forces under Charles the Bold of Burgundy at the Battle of Nancy in 1477.

Today in historyHenry Ford (see picture below) astounds the world as he announces that he will pay a minimum wage of $5 a day and will share with employees $10 million in the previous year’s profits in 1914.


Today in history, GOP women demand equal representation at the Republican National Convention in June in 1920.

Today in history, Nellie Tayloe Ross (see picture below) of Wyoming is sworn in as the first woman governor in the United States in 1925.


Today in history, Eris (see picture below), largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System is discovered in images taken Oct. 21, 2003, at Palomar Observatory in 2005.



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