About December 5

December 5, 2021 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.

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Sagittarius is the sun 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.

What Happened On December 5

  • 63 BC
    Cicero gave the fourth and final Catiline Orations.
  • 663
    Fourth Council of Toledo takes place.
  • 1590
    Niccolò Sfondrati becomes Pope Gregory XIV.
  • 1757
    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.
  • 1815
    Foundation of Maceió in Brazil.
  • 1865
    Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.
  • 1876
    Brooklyn Theater Fire kills at least 278 people in Brooklyn, NY.
  • 1914
    The Italian Parliament proclaims the neutrality of the country.
  • 1934
    Abyssinia Crisis: Italian troops attack Wal Wal in Abyssinia, taking four days to capture the city.
  • 1941
    World War II: Great Britain declares war on Finland, Hungary and Romania.
  • 1944
    World War II: Allied troops occupy Ravenna.
  • 1945
    Flight 19 is lost in the Bermuda Triangle.
  • 1955
    The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge and form the AFL-CIO.
  • 1958
    Subscriber 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.
  • 1974
    In American football, the Birmingham Americans would win what would eventually be the only World Bowl in World Football League history.
  • 1976
    The United Nations General Assembly adopts Pakistan’s resolution on security of non-Nuclear States.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    Dissolution of the Military Junta in Argentina.
  • 1983
    ICIMOD is established and inaugurated with its headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal, and legitimised through an Act of Parliament in Nepal in the same year.
  • 2007
    Westroads Mall massacre: A gunman opens fire with a semi-automatic rifle at an Omaha, Nebraska mall, killing eight people before taking his own life.

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