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December 5th, 2063 (December 05 2063)EventCicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations. Cicero Quotes
December 5th, 2007 (December 05 2007)EventWestroads Mall massacre: A gunman opens fire with a semi-automatic rifle at an Omaha, Nebraska mall, killing eight people before taking his own life.
December 5th, 2007 (December 05 2007)DeathKarlheinz Stockhausen, German composer (born in 1928)Karlheinz Stockhausen Quotes
December 5th, 2007 (December 05 2007)DeathAndrew Imbrie, American composer (born in 1921)
December 5th, 2006 (December 05 2006)EventCommodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.Frank Bainimarama Quotes
December 5th, 2006 (December 05 2006)DeathDavid Bronstein, Ukrainian-born chess grandmaster (born in 1924)
December 5th, 2005 (December 05 2005)EventThe Lake Tanganyika earthquake causes significant damage, mostly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
December 5th, 2005 (December 05 2005)EventThe Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there.
December 5th, 2005 (December 05 2005)DeathEd Masry, American lawyer (born in 1932)
December 5th, 2005 (December 05 2005)DeathKevin "Big Kev" McQuay, Australian businessman (born in 1949)
December 5th, 2005 (December 05 2005)DeathFrits Philips, Dutch businessman (born in 1905)
December 5th, 2002 (December 05 2002)DeathRoone Arledge, American sports broadcasting pioneer (born in 1931)
December 5th, 2002 (December 05 2002)DeathNe Win, Burmese leader (born in 1911)
December 5th, 2001 (December 05 2001)DeathFranco Rasetti, Italian physicist (born in 1901)
December 5th, 1998 (December 05 1998)DeathAl Gore, Sr., American politician (born in 1907)
December 5th, 1995 (December 05 1995)EventThe Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.
December 5th, 1995 (December 05 1995)DeathGwen Harwood, Australian poet (born in 1920)
December 5th, 1995 (December 05 1995)DeathLisa McPherson, former Scientologist (born in 1959)
December 5th, 1994 (December 05 1994)DeathHarry Horner, American art director (born in 1910)
December 5th, 1993 (December 05 1993)EventThe mayor of Wien (Vienna), Helmut Zilk, is wounded by a letter bomb.
December 5th, 1993 (December 05 1993)DeathDoug Hopkins, American guitarist and songwriter (Gin Blossoms) (born in 1961)
December 5th, 1992 (December 05 1992)BirthGiorgio Cantarini, Italian actor
December 5th, 1991 (December 05 1991)DeathRobert Karvelas, American actor (born in 1921)
December 5th, 1991 (December 05 1991)DeathRichard Speck, American mass murderer (born in 1941)
December 5th, 1989 (December 05 1989)DeathSir John Pritchard, English conductor (born in 1921)
December 5th, 1988 (December 05 1988)BirthRoss Bagley, American actor
December 5th, 1986 (December 05 1986)DeathSir Edward Youde, Governor of Hong Kong (born in 1924)
December 5th, 1985 (December 05 1985)BirthFrankie Muniz, American actor
December 5th, 1985 (December 05 1985)BirthJosh Smith, American basketball player
December 5th, 1985 (December 05 1985)BirthNico Verdonck, Belgian racing driver
December 5th, 1984 (December 05 1984)BirthChris Solinsky, American distance runner
December 5th, 1984 (December 05 1984)DeathAdam Malik, Third Vice President of Indonesia (born in 1917)
December 5th, 1983 (December 05 1983)EventDissolution of the Military Junta in Argentina.
December 5th, 1983 (December 05 1983)EventICIMOD established and inaugurated with its headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal, and legitimised through an Act of Parliament in Nepal in the same year.
December 5th, 1983 (December 05 1983)DeathRobert Aldrich, American film director (born in 1918)
December 5th, 1982 (December 05 1982)BirthEddy Curry, American basketball player
December 5th, 1982 (December 05 1982)BirthTrai Essex, American football player
December 5th, 1981 (December 05 1981)BirthLeila Tong, Hong Kong actress
December 5th, 1980 (December 05 1980)BirthShizuka Ito, Japanese voice actress (seiyu)
December 5th, 1980 (December 05 1980)BirthIbrahim Maalouf, Lebanese-born French trumpeter
December 5th, 1979 (December 05 1979)EventSonia Johnson is formally excommunicated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for her outspoken criticism of the church concerning the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Jesus Christ Quotes
December 5th, 1979 (December 05 1979)BirthMatteo Ferrari, Italian footballer
December 5th, 1979 (December 05 1979)BirthNiklas Hagman, Finnish ice hockey player
December 5th, 1979 (December 05 1979)BirthEvonne Hsu, Taiwanese singer
December 5th, 1979 (December 05 1979)BirthGareth McAuley, Northern Irish footballer
December 5th, 1979 (December 05 1979)BirthNick Stahl, American actor
December 5th, 1978 (December 05 1978)EventThe Soviet Union signs a "friendship treaty" with the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
December 5th, 1978 (December 05 1978)BirthOlli Jokinen, Finnish ice hockey player
December 5th, 1978 (December 05 1978)BirthMarcelo Zalayeta, Uruguayan footballer
December 5th, 1977 (December 05 1977)EventEgypt breaks diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq and South Yemen. The move is in retaliation for the Declaration of Tripoli against Egypt.
December 5th, 1977 (December 05 1977)DeathAleksandr Vasilevsky, Soviet military commander (born in 1895)Aleksandr Vasilevsky Quotes
December 5th, 1976 (December 05 1976)EventThe United Nations General Assembly adopts Pakistan s resolution on security of non-Nuclear States.
December 5th, 1976 (December 05 1976)BirthAmy Acker, American actress
December 5th, 1976 (December 05 1976)BirthXavier Garbajosa, French rugby union footballer
December 5th, 1975 (December 05 1975)BirthRonnie O Sullivan, English snooker player
December 5th, 1975 (December 05 1975)BirthPaula Patton, American actress
December 5th, 1974 (December 05 1974)BirthCharlie Batch, National Football League quarterbackCharlie Batch Quotes
December 5th, 1973 (December 05 1973)BirthShalom Harlow, Canadian supermodel and actress
December 5th, 1973 (December 05 1973)BirthLubos Motl, Czech physicist
December 5th, 1973 (December 05 1973)BirthDanielle Winits, Brazilian Actress
December 5th, 1973 (December 05 1973)DeathRobert Watson-Watt, Scottish engineer, inventor of radar (born in 1892)
December 5th, 1972 (December 05 1972)BirthCliff Floyd, American baseball player
December 5th, 1972 (December 05 1972)BirthMike Mahoney, American baseball player
December 5th, 1972 (December 05 1972)BirthAngela Shelton, American actress & writer
December 5th, 1971 (December 05 1971)BirthKali Rocha, American actress
December 5th, 1970 (December 05 1970)EventPremiere of Dario Fo s Morte accidentale di un anarchico.
December 5th, 1970 (December 05 1970)BirthKevin Haller, Canadian ice hockey player
December 5th, 1969 (December 05 1969)EventLife Magazine reports the My Lai Massacre .
December 5th, 1969 (December 05 1969)BirthMorgan J. Freeman, American film director
December 5th, 1969 (December 05 1969)BirthLewis Gordon Pugh, English swimmer, polar explorer and motivational speaker
December 5th, 1969 (December 05 1969)DeathClaudius Dornier, German aircraft designer (born in 1884)
December 5th, 1968 (December 05 1968)BirthMargaret Cho, American comedian and actressMargaret Cho Quotes
December 5th, 1968 (December 05 1968)BirthLisa Marie, American model and actress
December 5th, 1968 (December 05 1968)DeathFred Clark, American actor (born in 1914)
December 5th, 1967 (December 05 1967)BirthGary Allan, American country musician
December 5th, 1967 (December 05 1967)BirthKonstantin-Assen, Prince of Vidin, titular Bulgarian royal family
December 5th, 1966 (December 05 1966)BirthPatricia Kaas, French singer
December 5th, 1966 (December 05 1966)DeathSylvere Maes, Belgian cyclist (born in 1909)
December 5th, 1965 (December 05 1965)BirthJohnny Rzeznik, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Goo Goo Dolls)
December 5th, 1965 (December 05 1965)BirthWayne Smith, Jamaican reggae musician
December 5th, 1965 (December 05 1965)DeathJoseph Erlanger, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (born in 1874)
December 5th, 1964 (December 05 1964)EventVietnam War: For his heroism in battle earlier in the year, Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the war.
December 5th, 1963 (December 05 1963)BirthDoctor Dre, American radio personality
December 5th, 1963 (December 05 1963)BirthEddie "the Eagle" Edwards, English ski jumper
December 5th, 1963 (December 05 1963)BirthCarrie Hamilton, American actress (died in 2002)
December 5th, 1963 (December 05 1963)DeathKarl Amadeus Hartmann, German composer (born in 1905)
December 5th, 1963 (December 05 1963)DeathSri Deep Narayan Mahaprabhuji, Indian Hindu mystic
December 5th, 1963 (December 05 1963)DeathHuseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Prime Minister of Pakistan (born in 1892)
December 5th, 1962 (December 05 1962)BirthJose Cura, Argentine tenor
December 5th, 1960 (December 05 1960)BirthJack Russell, American singer (Great White)
December 5th, 1958 (December 05 1958)EventSubscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the UK by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh.
December 5th, 1958 (December 05 1958)EventThe Preston bypass, the UK s first stretch of motorway, opens to traffic for the first time. It is now part of the M6 and M55 motorways.
December 5th, 1958 (December 05 1958)BirthDean Erickson, American actor
December 5th, 1957 (December 05 1957)EventSukarno expels all Dutch people from Indonesia.
December 5th, 1957 (December 05 1957)BirthArt Monk, American football player
December 5th, 1956 (December 05 1956)BirthKlaus Allofs, German footballer
December 5th, 1956 (December 05 1956)BirthBrian Backer, American actor
December 5th, 1956 (December 05 1956)BirthKrystian Zimerman, Polish pianist
December 5th, 1955 (December 05 1955)EventThe American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge and form the AFL-CIO.
December 5th, 1955 (December 05 1955)EventE.D. Nixon and Rosa Parks lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
December 5th, 1955 (December 05 1955)DeathGlenn L. Martin, American aviation pioneer (born in 1886)
December 5th, 1953 (December 05 1953)BirthLarry Zbyszko, American professional wrestler
December 5th, 1953 (December 05 1953)DeathJorge Negrete, Mexican singer and actor (born in 1911)
December 5th, 1952 (December 05 1952)EventGreat Smog of 1952: A cold fog descends upon London, combining with air pollution and killing at least 12,000 in the weeks and months that follow.
December 5th, 1952 (December 05 1952)BirthAndy Kim, Canadian singer, songwriter
December 5th, 1951 (December 05 1951)BirthMorgan Brittany, American actress
December 5th, 1951 (December 05 1951)BirthAnne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Belgian artist
December 5th, 1951 (December 05 1951)Death"Shoeless" Joe Jackson, American baseball player (born in 1889)
December 5th, 1951 (December 05 1951)DeathAbanindranath Tagore, Indian writer (born in 1871)
December 5th, 1950 (December 05 1950)BirthCamaron de la Isla, Spanish flamenco singer (died in 1992)
December 5th, 1950 (December 05 1950)BirthOsvaldo Golijov, Argentine-born composer
December 5th, 1950 (December 05 1950)DeathShri Aurobindo, Indian guru (born in 1872)
December 5th, 1949 (December 05 1949)BirthRay Comfort, New Zealand evangelist
December 5th, 1947 (December 05 1947)BirthBruce Golding, Jamaican politician
December 5th, 1947 (December 05 1947)BirthTony Gregory, Irish politician
December 5th, 1947 (December 05 1947)BirthJim Messina, American musician (Buffalo Springfield, Loggins and Messina)
December 5th, 1947 (December 05 1947)BirthJim Plunkett, American football player
December 5th, 1946 (December 05 1946)BirthJose Carreras, Spanish tenor
December 5th, 1945 (December 05 1945)EventFlight 19 is lost in the Bermuda Triangle.
December 5th, 1945 (December 05 1945)BirthSerge Chapleau, French Canadian caricaturist
December 5th, 1944 (December 05 1944)EventWorld War II: Allied troops occupy Ravenna.
December 5th, 1944 (December 05 1944)BirthJeroen Krabbe, Dutch actor
December 5th, 1943 (December 05 1943)EventWorld War II: U.S. Army Air Force begin attacking Germany s secret weapons bases in Operation Crossbow .
December 5th, 1943 (December 05 1943)BirthEva Joly, Norwegian-born French magistrate
December 5th, 1941 (December 05 1941)EventWorld War II: In the Battle of Moscow Georgy Zhukov launches a massive Soviet counter-attack against the German army, with the biggest offensive launched against Army Group Centre.Georgy Zhukov Quotes
December 5th, 1941 (December 05 1941)EventWorld War II: Great Britain declares war on Finland, Hungary and Romania.
December 5th, 1940 (December 05 1940)BirthBoris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager
December 5th, 1940 (December 05 1940)BirthPeter Pohl, Swedish writer
December 5th, 1940 (December 05 1940)BirthAdrian Street, Welsh professional wrestler
December 5th, 1940 (December 05 1940)DeathMordechai Frizis, Jewish Greek military officer (born in 1893)
December 5th, 1940 (December 05 1940)DeathJan Kubelik, Austro-Hungarian-born Czechoslovak violinist (born in 1880)
December 5th, 1939 (December 05 1939)BirthMinita Chico-Nazario, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
December 5th, 1938 (December 05 1938)BirthJ. J. Cale, American songwriter
December 5th, 1936 (December 05 1936)EventThe Soviet Union adopts a new constitution and the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic is established as a full Union Republic of the USSR.
December 5th, 1936 (December 05 1936)BirthJames Lee Burke, American writer
December 5th, 1935 (December 05 1935)BirthCalvin Trillin, American writer
December 5th, 1935 (December 05 1935)BirthYury Vlasov, Soviet weightlifter
December 5th, 1934 (December 05 1934)EventAbyssinia Crisis: Italian troops attack Wal Wal in Abyssinia, taking four days to capture the city.
December 5th, 1934 (December 05 1934)BirthJoan Didion, American writerJoan Didion Quotes
December 5th, 1934 (December 05 1934)BirthNikos Kourkoulos, Greek actor, artistic director of the National Theatre of Greece (died in 2007)
December 5th, 1933 (December 05 1933)EventProhibition in the United States ends: Utah becomes the 36th U.S. state to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, thus establishing the required 75% of states needed to enact the amendment (this overturned the 18th Amendment which had outlawed alcohol in the United States).
December 5th, 1932 (December 05 1932)EventGerman-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa.Albert Einstein Quotes
December 5th, 1932 (December 05 1932)BirthSheldon Lee Glashow, American physicist, Nobel laureate
December 5th, 1932 (December 05 1932)BirthLittle Richard, American singer and pianist
December 5th, 1931 (December 05 1931)DeathVachel Lindsay, American poet (born in 1879)
December 5th, 1927 (December 05 1927)BirthBhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand
December 5th, 1926 (December 05 1926)EventSergei Eisenstein s The Battleship Potemkin premieres.
December 5th, 1926 (December 05 1926)DeathClaude Monet, French impressionist painter (born in 1840)
December 5th, 1925 (December 05 1925)BirthAnastasio Somoza, President of Nicaragua (died in 1980)
December 5th, 1925 (December 05 1925)DeathWladyslaw Reymont, Polish writer and Nobel laureate (born in 1867)
December 5th, 1921 (December 05 1921)BirthAlvy Moore, American actor (died in 1997)
December 5th, 1920 (December 05 1920)EventDimitrios Rallis forms a government in Greece.
December 5th, 1917 (December 05 1917)BirthKen Downing, English racing driver (died in 2004)
December 5th, 1914 (December 05 1914)EventThe Italian Parliament proclaims the neutrality of the country.
December 5th, 1914 (December 05 1914)BirthHans Hellmut Kirst, German author (died in 1989)
December 5th, 1911 (December 05 1911)BirthWladyslaw Szpilman, Polish pianist (died in 2000)
December 5th, 1910 (December 05 1910)BirthAbraham Polonsky, American screenwriter (died in 1999) Abraham Quotes
December 5th, 1907 (December 05 1907)BirthGiuseppe Occhialini, Italian physicist (died in 1993)
December 5th, 1906 (December 05 1906)BirthOtto Preminger, Austrian-born film director, producer, and actor (died in 1986)
December 5th, 1905 (December 05 1905)BirthGus Mancuso, American baseball player (died in 1984)
December 5th, 1903 (December 05 1903)BirthJohannes Heesters, Dutch singer and actor
December 5th, 1903 (December 05 1903)BirthCecil Frank Powell, English physicist, Nobel laureate (died in 1969)
December 5th, 1902 (December 05 1902)BirthStrom Thurmond, American politician (died in 2003)
December 5th, 1901 (December 05 1901)BirthWalt Disney, American animated film producer (died in 1966)Walt Disney Quotes
December 5th, 1901 (December 05 1901)BirthMilton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist (died in 1980)
December 5th, 1901 (December 05 1901)BirthWerner Heisenberg, German physicist, Nobel laureate (died in 1976)Werner Heisenberg Quotes
December 5th, 1899 (December 05 1899)BirthSonny Boy Williamson II, American blues musician (died in 1965)
December 5th, 1898 (December 05 1898)BirthJosh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (died in 1982)
December 5th, 1898 (December 05 1898)BirthGrace Moore, American soprano (died in 1947)
December 5th, 1897 (December 05 1897)BirthNunnally Johnson, American screenwriter and producer (died in 1977)
December 5th, 1896 (December 05 1896)BirthCarl Ferdinand Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (died in 1984)
December 5th, 1895 (December 05 1895)BirthElbert Frank Cox, American mathematician (died in 1969)
December 5th, 1895 (December 05 1895)DeathChief Gall, Sioux chief (born in 1840)
December 5th, 1894 (December 05 1894)BirthC.R. Swart, South African politician who served as justice minister under D.F. Malan, and later served as the last Governor-General and first State President of South Africa. (died in 1982)
December 5th, 1893 (December 05 1893)EventFirst appearance of an electric car.
December 5th, 1892 (December 05 1892)EventSir John Thompson becomes the fourth Prime Minister of Canada.
December 5th, 1892 (December 05 1892)BirthFerdinand Schorner, German field marshal (died in 1973)
December 5th, 1891 (December 05 1891)DeathEmperor Pedro II of Brazil (born in 1825)
December 5th, 1890 (December 05 1890)BirthDavid Bomberg, English painter (died in 1957)
December 5th, 1890 (December 05 1890)BirthFritz Lang, Austrian-born film director (died in 1976)
December 5th, 1887 (December 05 1887)DeathEliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (born in 1804)
December 5th, 1886 (December 05 1886)BirthRose Wilder Lane, American writer and reporter, daughter of Little House books writer Laura Ingalls Wilder (died in 1968)
December 5th, 1879 (December 05 1879)BirthClyde Cessna, American airplane manufacturer (died in 1954)
December 5th, 1875 (December 05 1875)BirthSir Arthur Currie, Canadian soldier (died in 1933)
December 5th, 1872 (December 05 1872)BirthHarry Nelson Pillsbury, American chess player (died in 1906)
December 5th, 1871 (December 05 1871)BirthBill Pickett, American rodeo performer (died in 1932)
December 5th, 1870 (December 05 1870)BirthVitezslav Novak, Czech composer (died in 1949)
December 5th, 1870 (December 05 1870)DeathAlexandre Dumas, pere, French writer (born in 1802)Alexandre Dumas Quotes
December 5th, 1869 (December 05 1869)BirthEllis Parker Butler, American author (died in 1937)
December 5th, 1868 (December 05 1868)BirthArnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (died in 1951)
December 5th, 1867 (December 05 1867)BirthJozef Pilsudski, Polish revolutionary and statesman (died in 1935)
December 5th, 1867 (December 05 1867)BirthAntti Aarne, Finnish folklorist (died in February 2, 1925)
December 5th, 1865 (December 05 1865)EventChincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.
December 5th, 1863 (December 05 1863)BirthPaul Painleve, French mathematician (died in 1933)
December 5th, 1859 (December 05 1859)BirthJohn Jellicoe, British admiral (died in 1935)
December 5th, 1855 (December 05 1855)BirthClinton Hart Merriam, American ornithologist (died in 1942)
December 5th, 1848 (December 05 1848)EventCalifornia Gold Rush: In a message before the U.S. Congress, US President James K. Polk confirms that large amounts of gold had been discovered in California.James K. Polk Quotes
December 5th, 1847 (December 05 1847)EventJefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.
December 5th, 1841 (December 05 1841)BirthMarcus Daly, American mining tycoon (died in 1900)
December 5th, 1840 (December 05 1840)BirthClaude Monet Artist (died in 1926)
December 5th, 1839 (December 05 1839)BirthGeorge Armstrong Custer, American general (died in 1876)
December 5th, 1831 (December 05 1831)EventFormer US President John Quincy Adams takes his seat in the House of Representatives.John Quincy Adams Quotes
December 5th, 1830 (December 05 1830)BirthChristina Rossetti, English poet (died in 1894)Christina Rossetti Quotes
December 5th, 1829 (December 05 1829)BirthHenri-Gustave Joly de Lotbiniere, French Canadian politician (died in 1908)
December 5th, 1822 (December 05 1822)BirthElizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American college president (died in 1907)
December 5th, 1820 (December 05 1820)BirthAfanasy Fet, Russian poet (died in 1892)
December 5th, 1819 (December 05 1819)DeathFriedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg, German poet (born in 1750)
December 5th, 1815 (December 05 1815)EventFoundation of Maceio in Brazil.
December 5th, 1803 (December 05 1803)BirthFyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev, Russian poet (died in 1873)
December 5th, 1791 (December 05 1791)DeathWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer (born in 1756)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quotes
December 5th, 1784 (December 05 1784)DeathPhillis Wheatley, African-American poet (born in 1753)
December 5th, 1782 (December 05 1782)BirthMartin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States (died in 1862)Martin Van Buren Quotes
December 5th, 1776 (December 05 1776)EventIn the Apollo Room of the Raleigh Tavern in Williamsburg, Virginia, students from the College of William and Mary meet for the first time founding Phi Beta Kappa, the first scholastic fraternity in the United States.Ted Williams Quotes
December 5th, 1775 (December 05 1775)EventAt Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
December 5th, 1770 (December 05 1770)DeathJames Stirling, Scottish mathematician (born in 1692)
December 5th, 1766 (December 05 1766)EventIn London, James Christie holds his first sale.
December 5th, 1758 (December 05 1758)DeathJohann Friedrich Fasch, German composer (born in 1688)
December 5th, 1757 (December 05 1757)EventSeven Years War: Battle of LeuthenFrederick II of Prussia leads Prussian forces to a decisive victory over Austrian forces under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine. Frederick II of Prussia Quotes
December 5th, 1749 (December 05 1749)DeathPierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Verendrye, New French explorer and trader (born in 1685)
December 5th, 1746 (December 05 1746)EventRevolt in Genoa against the Spanish rule.
December 5th, 1687 (December 05 1687)BirthFrancesco Geminiani, Italian violinist and composer (died in 1762)
December 5th, 1663 (December 05 1663)DeathSevero Bonini, Italian composer (born in 1582)
December 5th, 1661 (December 05 1661)BirthRobert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer, English statesman (died in 1724)Robert Ley Quotes
December 5th, 1654 (December 05 1654)DeathJean Francois Sarrazin, French writer
December 5th, 1624 (December 05 1624)DeathGaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (born in 1560)
December 5th, 1595 (December 05 1595)BirthHenry Lawes, English composer (died in 1662)
December 5th, 1590 (December 05 1590)EventNiccolo Sfondrati becomes Pope Gregory XIV.
December 5th, 1570 (December 05 1570)DeathJohan Friis, Danish statesman (born in 1494)
December 5th, 1560 (December 05 1560)DeathKing Francis II of France (born in 1544)
December 5th, 1547 (December 05 1547)BirthUbbo Emmius, Dutch historian and geographer (died in 1625)
December 5th, 1539 (December 05 1539)BirthFausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian (died in 1604)
December 5th, 1537 (December 05 1537)BirthAshikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (died in 1597)
December 5th, 1496 (December 05 1496)EventKing Manuel I of Portugal issues a decree of expulsion of "heretics" from the country.
December 5th, 1495 (December 05 1495)BirthNicolas Cleynaerts, Flemish grammarian (died in 1542)
December 5th, 1492 (December 05 1492)EventChristopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola.Christopher Columbus Quotes
December 5th, 1484 (December 05 1484)EventPope 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 severest witch hunts in European history.
December 5th, 1443 (December 05 1443)BirthPope Julius II (died in 1513)
December 5th, 1408 (December 05 1408)EventEmir Edigu of Golden Horde reaches Moscow.
December 5th, 1377 (December 05 1377)BirthJianwen Emperor of China (died in 1402)
December 5th, 1360 (December 05 1360)EventThe French Franc is created.
December 5th, 1355 (December 05 1355)DeathJohn III, Duke of Brabant (born in 1300)
December 5th, 1082 (December 05 1082)EventRamon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona is assassinated.
December 5th, 1082 (December 05 1082)DeathRamon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona
December 5th, 0771 (December 05 0771)EventCharlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman. Charlemagne Quotes
December 5th, 0749 (December 05 0749)DeathSaint John of Damascus, theologian
December 5th, 0663 (December 05 0663)EventFourth Council of Toledo takes place.

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