What happened this day in history December 5

What are the important events that happened on December 5? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 5: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 5 is the 339th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 26 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 22, 2021 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 455,184 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontaenneagon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 58 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,271 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 5 Historical Events

  • 663
    Fourth Council of Toledo takes place.
  • 1776
    At The College of William and Mary, Phi Beta Kappa is founded and becomes the first American college fraternity.
  • 1815
    Foundation of Maceió in Brazil.
  • 1920
    Dimitrios Rallis forms a government in Greece.
  • 1932
    German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa.
  • 1941
    World War II: Great Britain declares war on Finland, Hungary and Romania.
  • 1944
    World War II: Allied troops occupy Ravenna.
  • 1955
    The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge and form the AFL-CIO.
  • 1974
    In American football, the Birmingham Americans would win what would eventually be the only World Bowl in World Football League history.
  • 1977
    Egypt breaks diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq and South Yemen. The move is in retaliation for the Declaration of Tripoli against Egypt.

Who were born on December 5?

  • 1830
    Christina Rossetti, English poet (d. 1894)
  • 1897
    Gershom Scholem, German-born Israeli Jewish philosopher and historian (d. 1982)
  • 1910
    Abraham Polonsky, American screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1957
    Raquel Argandoña, Chilean television presenter, Miss Chile 1975
  • 1963
    Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards, English ski jumper
  • 1968
    Lydia Millet, American writer
  • 1973
    Mikelangelo Loconte, Italian singer
  • 1978
    Olli Jokinen, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1978
    Pachrapa Chaichua, Thai actress
  • 1983
    Tiffany Weimer, American soccer player

Who died on December 5?

  • 1940
    Jan Kubelík, Czech violinist (b. 1880)
  • 1955
    Glenn Luther Martin, American aviation executive (b. 1886)
  • 1963
    Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Pakistani statesman (b. 1892)
  • 1969
    Princess Alice of Battenberg (b. 1885)
  • 1983
    Robert Aldrich, American film director (b. 1918)
  • 1991
    Richard Speck, American mass murderer (b. 1941)
  • 2007
    Andrew Imbrie, American composer (b. 1921)
  • 2008
    Anca Parghel, Romanian jazz singer and composer (b. 1957)
  • 2010
    Alan Armer, American television producer and director (b. 1922)
  • 2010
    John Leslie, American pornographic actor and filmmaker (b. 1945)

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