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 340th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 26 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 22, 2020 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 446,424 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 ‘trihectatetracontagon’ 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 69 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 2,906 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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December 5 Historical Events
63 BC –
Cicero gave the fourth and final Catiline Orations.
Pope Innocent VIII issues the Summis desiderantes, a papal bull that deputizes Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger as inquisitors to root out alleged witchcraft in Germany and leads to one of the most oppressive witch hunts in European history.
King Manuel I of Portugal issues a decree of expulsion of “heretics” from the country.
Niccolò Sfondrati becomes Pope Gregory XIV.
Seven Years’ War: Battle of Leuthen – Frederick II of Prussia leads Prussian forces to a decisive victory over Austrian forces under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine.
Former US President John Quincy Adams takes his seat in the House of Representatives.
Dimitrios Rallis forms a government in Greece.
Abyssinia Crisis: Italian troops attack Wal Wal in Abyssinia, taking four days to capture the city.
World War II: U.S. Army Air Force begins attacking Germany’s secret weapons bases in Operation Crossbow.
The mayor of Wien (Vienna), Helmut Zilk, is wounded by a letter bomb.
Who were born on December 5?
George Armstrong Custer, American general (d. 1876)
Fritz Lang, Austrian-born film director (d. 1976)
Abraham Polonsky, American screenwriter (d. 1999)
Serge Chapleau, French Canadian caricaturist
John Altman, British film composer
Dean Erickson, American actor
Fred Rutten, Dutch footballer and football-manager
Carrie Hamilton, American actress (d. 2002)
Mike Mahoney, American baseball player
Olli Jokinen, Finnish ice hockey player
Who died on December 5?
63 BC –
Publius Cornelius Lentulus (Sura), Roman statesman
Alexandre Dumas, père, French writer (b. 1802)
Emperor Pedro II of Brazil (b. 1825)
Chief Gall, Sioux chief (b. 1840)
Vachel Lindsay, American poet (b. 1879)
Sri Aurobindo, Indian spiritual figure (b. 1872)
Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (b. 1909)
Sir John Pritchard, English conductor (b. 1921)
Charles Evans, British mountaineer and surgeon (b. 1918)
Ed Masry, American lawyer (b. 1932)
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