About December 5

December 5, 2024 is the 340th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 26 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 55 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 5

  • 771
    Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman.
  • 1408
    Emir Edigu of Golden Horde reaches Moscow.
  • 1496
    King Manuel I of Portugal issues a decree of expulsion of “heretics” from the country.
  • 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.
  • 1766
    In London, James Christie holds his first sale.
  • 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.
  • 1847
    Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.
  • 1920
    Dimitrios Rallis forms a government in Greece.
  • 1932
    German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa.
  • 1934
    Abyssinia Crisis: Italian troops attack Wal Wal in Abyssinia, taking four days to capture the city.
  • 1941
    World 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.
  • 1943
    World War II: U.S. Army Air Force begins attacking Germany’s secret weapons bases in Operation Crossbow.
  • 1955
    The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge and form the AFL-CIO.
  • 1957
    Sukarno expels all Dutch people from Indonesia.
  • 1974
    In American football, the Birmingham Americans would win what would eventually be the only World Bowl in World Football League history.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    The mayor of Wien (Vienna), Helmut Zilk, is wounded by a letter bomb.
  • 1995
    The Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.
  • 2006
    Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.

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