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This Day in History for January 5 – Golden Gate Bridge Construction Begins and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1643 – The first legal divorce in the American colonies takes place (More info)

1925 – Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States (More info)

1933 – Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay (More info)

1980 – The Sugarhill Gang’s ‘Rapper’s Delight’ becomes hip-hop’s first Top 40 hit (More info)

1998 – Sonny Bono is killed in a skiing accident while on vacation with his family in South Lake Tahoe, California (More info)

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