Today is the fifth day of 2013 and the 16th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1781, British forces led by Brig. Gen. Benedict Arnold captured and burned Richmond, Va.
In 1914, Ford Motor Co. raised basic wages from $2.40 for a nine-hour day to $5 for an eight-hour day.
In 1933, construction began on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Bay.
In 2005, the dwarf planet Eris was discovered.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: King Camp Gillette (1855-1932), safety razor inventor; Jane Wyman (1917-2007), actress; Walter Mondale (1928- ), former U.S. vice president; Robert Duvall (1931- ), actor; Umberto Eco (1932- ), writer; Juan Carlos (1938- ), king of Spain; Diane Keaton (1946- ), actress; Bradley Cooper (1975- ), actor; January Jones (1978- ), actress.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2004, Pete Rose admitted to gambling on baseball games while serving as manager of the Cincinnati Reds.
TODAY'S FACT: King Camp Gillette invented safety razors, a new product that consumers would need to purchase repeatedly. His razors were one of the first disposable products ever made.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else." -- Umberto Eco
TODAY'S NUMBER: 1,672 -- performances of "The Wiz," an adaptation of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," at the Majestic Theatre and the Broadway Theatre in New York, after premiering this day in 1975.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (Jan. 4) and new moon (Jan. 11).