TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - ENTERTAINM­ENT -

On Jan. 5, 1895, French Capt. Al­fred Drey­fus, con­victed of trea­son, was pub­licly stripped of his rank. (He was ul­ti­mately vin­di­cated.)

In 1896, an Aus­trian

news­pa­per, Wiener Presse, re­ported the dis­cov­ery by Ger­man physi­cist Wil­helm Roent­gen of a type of ra­di­a­tion that came to be known as X-rays.

In 1933, Con­struc­tion be­gan on the Golden Gate Bridge. (Work was com­pleted four years later.)

In 1983, Pres­i­dent Ron­ald Rea­gan an­nounced he was nom­i­nat­ing El­iz­a­beth Dole

to suc­ceed Drew Lewis as sec­re­tary of trans­porta­tion; Dole be­came the first woman to head a Cab­i­net de­part­ment in Rea­gan’s ad­min­is­tra­tion and the first to head the DOT.

In 2004, for­eign­ers ar­riv­ing at U.S. air­ports were pho­tographed and had their fin­ger­prints scanned in the start of a gov­ern­ment ef­fort to keep ter­ror­ists out of the coun­try.

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