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

  • 663
    Fourth Council of Toledo takes place.
  • 771
    Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman.
  • 1408
    Emir Edigu of Golden Horde reaches Moscow.
  • 1492
    Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola, now Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
  • 1590
    Niccolò Sfondrati becomes Pope Gregory XIV.
  • 1746
    Revolt in Genoa against Spanish rule.
  • 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.
  • 1775
    At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • 1776
    At The College of William and Mary, Phi Beta Kappa is founded and becomes the first American college fraternity.
  • 1831
    Former US President John Quincy Adams takes his seat in the House of Representatives.
  • 1847
    Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.
  • 1865
    Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.
  • 1933
    Prohibition 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 made the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol illegal in the United States).
  • 1934
    Abyssinia Crisis: Italian troops attack Wal Wal in Abyssinia, taking four days to capture the city.
  • 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.
  • 1958
    The 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.
  • 1976
    The United Nations General Assembly adopts Pakistan’s resolution on security of non-Nuclear States.
  • 1978
    The Soviet Union signs a “friendship treaty” with the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
  • 1983
    Dissolution of the Military Junta in Argentina.

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