About December 5

December 5, 2022 is the 339th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 26 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 48 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.
  • 1082
    Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona is assassinated.
  • 1484
    Pope 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 most oppressive witch hunts in European history.
  • 1492
    Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola, now Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
  • 1496
    King Manuel I of Portugal issues a decree of expulsion of “heretics” from the country.
  • 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.
  • 1776
    At The College of William and Mary, Phi Beta Kappa is founded and becomes the first American college fraternity.
  • 1815
    Foundation of Maceió in Brazil.
  • 1944
    World War II: Allied troops occupy Ravenna.
  • 1945
    Flight 19 is lost in the Bermuda Triangle.
  • 1955
    E.D. Nixon and Rosa Parks lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    The Soviet Union signs a “friendship treaty” with the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
  • 2005
    The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there.
  • 2005
    The Lake Tanganyika earthquake causes significant damage, mostly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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