Historical Events for 5th January 2020

1349 – Margaretha of Bavaria names her son Willem V Earl of Holland and Zealand
1593 – William Louis of Nassau becomes governor/viceroy of Drenthe
1709 – The Great Frost begins during the night, a sudden cold snap that remains Europe’s coldest ever winter. Thousands are killed across the continent and crops fail in France.
1800 – 1st Swedenborgian temple in US holds 1st service in Baltimore
1904 – -34°F (-36.7°C), River Vale, New Jersey (state record)
1963 – “Carnival!” closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 719 performances
1964 – AFL Championship, Balboa Stadium, San Diego: San Diego Chargers beat Boston Patriots, 51-10; Chargers RB Keith Lincoln rushes for 206 yards, 2 TDs
1972 – President of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman freed by the newly elected President of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
1990 – J Donald Crump appointed 8th Commissioner of CFL
2019 – Orthodox Church of Ukraine granted independence from the Russian Orthodox Church by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

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