January 5 | Facts
A German newspaper reported German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen’s discovery of X-rays.
Henry Ford introduced the $5-a-day minimum wage.
Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first woman governor of a state (Wyoming).
President Nixon ordered the development of the space shuttle.
INS Commissioner Doris Meissner ruled that 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez must be returned to Cuba.