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

  • 771
    Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman.
  • 1082
    Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona is assassinated.
  • 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.
  • 1766
    In London, James Christie holds his first sale.
  • 1815
    Foundation of Maceió in Brazil.
  • 1831
    Former US President John Quincy Adams takes his seat in the House of Representatives.
  • 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).
  • 1936
    The Soviet Union adopts a new constitution and the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic is established as a full Union Republic of the USSR.
  • 1941
    World War II: Great Britain declares war on Finland, Hungary and Romania.
  • 1955
    E.D. Nixon and Rosa Parks lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • 1974
    In American football, the Birmingham Americans would win what would eventually be the only World Bowl in World Football League history.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    The mayor of Wien (Vienna), Helmut Zilk, is wounded by a letter bomb.
  • 2005
    The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there.
  • 2006
    Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.
  • 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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