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  1. The first can opener was patented 160 years ago, on January 5, 1858, fifty years after the can was invented. Prior to its invention, people used hammers and chisels to open cans.

  2. The 12 Days of Christmas start ON Christmas and end 5 January - is not a countdown to Christmas.

  3. Although the band existed through several different incarnations (the blue velvets and the golliwogs), Creedance Clearwater Revival was only a band for 5 years, releasing 7 studio albums during that time, 5 of which were released in just 23 months between January of 1969 and December of 1970?

  4. On January 8th, 1815 he led 5,000 soldiers in New Orleans and defeated 7,500 British soldiers. For this victory he received a gold medal and was named a national hero.

  5. National holidays in Mexico include Independence Day (September 16), Día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Las Posadas (December 16 to December 24), Noche Buena (December 24), Navidad (December 25), Año Nuevo (December 31 to January 1), Twelfth Night of Christmas (January 5), and the Day of the Dead (November 2).

  6. When the Nazis arrived in January 1943 the ZOB managed to hold off the Nazi troops. However roughly 5,000 Jewish residents were still taken from the ghetto.

  7. The Battle of Anzio, which lasted from January 22 to June 5, 1944, was an Allied amphibious invasion that was intended to flank most of the German defensive lines. Although successful, it was quite costly.

  8. Ford resigned from Edison and on August 5, 1899 he founded the Detroit Automobile Company with the financial backing of William H. Murphy but the company closed in January 1901.

  9. The Hartford Convention that took place between December 15, 1814 and January 5, 1815 essentially branded the Federalists as traitors and they lost their standing after being discredited.

  10. There are 5 oil spills currently happening, one of which has been ongoing since September 2004 and the most recent of which started on the 6th of January 2018.

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New Jersey had 5 governors in 8 days in January 2002

The first recorded divorce in the American colonies was that of Anne and Denis Clarke on January 5, 1643. The divorce was granted by the Quarter Court of Boston, MA on the grounds that Denis Clarke abandoned his wife to be with another woman.

In January 1990 the crew of Northwest Airlines Flight 5 didn't know an engine had fallen off at 35,000 feet. They carried on flying for nearly 50 minutes before realizing and taking action.

The biggest snowball fight on record took place on January 12, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. 5,834 snowball fighters showed up to participate.

When the Atlanta Hawks went undefeated in January 2015 (17-0), the starting 5 (Paul Millsap, Al Horford, DeMarre Carroll, Jeff Teague, and Kyle Korver) were named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month.

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