December 5th Events

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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, 2006 (December 05 2006)EventCommodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.Frank Bainimarama Quotes
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, 1995 (December 05 1995)EventThe Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.
December 5th, 1993 (December 05 1993)EventThe mayor of Wien (Vienna), Helmut Zilk, is wounded by a letter bomb.
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, 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, 1978 (December 05 1978)EventThe Soviet Union signs a "friendship treaty" with the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
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, 1976 (December 05 1976)EventThe United Nations General Assembly adopts Pakistan s resolution on security of non-Nuclear States.
December 5th, 1970 (December 05 1970)EventPremiere of Dario Fo s Morte accidentale di un anarchico.
December 5th, 1969 (December 05 1969)EventLife Magazine reports the My Lai Massacre .
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, 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, 1957 (December 05 1957)EventSukarno expels all Dutch people from Indonesia.
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, 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, 1945 (December 05 1945)EventFlight 19 is lost in the Bermuda Triangle.
December 5th, 1944 (December 05 1944)EventWorld War II: Allied troops occupy Ravenna.
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, 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, 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, 1934 (December 05 1934)EventAbyssinia Crisis: Italian troops attack Wal Wal in Abyssinia, taking four days to capture the city.
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, 1926 (December 05 1926)EventSergei Eisenstein s The Battleship Potemkin premieres.
December 5th, 1920 (December 05 1920)EventDimitrios Rallis forms a government in Greece.
December 5th, 1914 (December 05 1914)EventThe Italian Parliament proclaims the neutrality of the country.
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, 1865 (December 05 1865)EventChincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.
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, 1831 (December 05 1831)EventFormer US President John Quincy Adams takes his seat in the House of Representatives.John Quincy Adams Quotes
December 5th, 1815 (December 05 1815)EventFoundation of Maceio in Brazil.
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, 1766 (December 05 1766)EventIn London, James Christie holds his first sale.
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, 1746 (December 05 1746)EventRevolt in Genoa against the Spanish rule.
December 5th, 1590 (December 05 1590)EventNiccolo Sfondrati becomes Pope Gregory XIV.
December 5th, 1496 (December 05 1496)EventKing Manuel I of Portugal issues a decree of expulsion of "heretics" from the country.
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, 1408 (December 05 1408)EventEmir Edigu of Golden Horde reaches Moscow.
December 5th, 1360 (December 05 1360)EventThe French Franc is created.
December 5th, 1082 (December 05 1082)EventRamon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona is assassinated.
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, 0663 (December 05 0663)EventFourth Council of Toledo takes place.

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