Historical Events on December 5, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on December 5th This Day in History

Year Name
2017 The International Olympic Committee bans Russia from competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics for doping at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
2014 Exploration Flight Test 1, the first flight test of Orion, is launched.
2013 Militants attack a Defense Ministry compound in Sana'a, Yemen, killing at least 56 people and injuring 200 others.
2007 Westroads Mall shooting: Nineteen-year-old Robert A. Hawkins kills nine people, including himself, with a WASR-10 at a Von Maur department store in Omaha, Nebraska.
2006 Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.
2005 The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there.
2005 The 6.8 Mw  Lake Tanganyika earthquake shakes the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing six people.
1995 Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lanka's government announces the conquest of the Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.
1995 Azerbaijan Airlines Flight 56 crashes near Nakhchivan International Airport in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan, killing 52 people.
1991 Leonid Kravchuk is elected the first president of Ukraine.
1983 Dissolution of the Military Junta in Argentina.
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.
1971 Battle of Gazipur: Pakistani forces stand defeated as India cedes Gazipur to Bangladesh.
1964 Vietnam War: For his heroism in battle earlier in the year, Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the war.
1964 Lloyd J. Old discovers the first linkage between the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) and disease—mouse leukemia—opening the way for the recognition of the importance of the MHC in the immune response.
1958 Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the United Kingdom by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh.
1958 The Preston By-pass, the UK's first stretch of motorway, opens to traffic for the first time. (It is now part of the M6 and M55 motorways.)
1955 The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge and form the AFL–CIO.
1955 E. D. Nixon and Rosa Parks lead the Montgomery bus boycott.
1952 Beginning of the Great Smog in London. A cold fog combines with air pollution and brings the city to a standstill for four days. Later, a Ministry of Health report estimates 4,000 fatalities as a result of it.
1945 Flight 19, a group of TBF Avengers, disappears in the Bermuda Triangle.
1943 World War II: Allied air forces begin attacking Germany's secret weapons bases in Operation Crossbow.
1941 World War II: In the Battle of Moscow, Georgy Zhukov launches a massive Soviet counter-attack against the German army.
1941 World War II: Great Britain declares war on Finland, Hungary and Romania.
1936 The Soviet Union adopts a new constitution and the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic is established as a full Union Republic of the USSR.
1935 Mary McLeod Bethune founds the National Council of Negro Women in New York City.
1934 Abyssinia Crisis: Italian troops attack Wal Wal in Abyssinia, taking four days to capture the city.
1933 The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
1921 The Football Association bans women's football in England from league grounds, a ban that stays in place for 50 years.
1914 The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition began in an attempt to make the first land crossing of Antarctica.
1895 New Haven Symphony Orchestra of Connecticut performs its first concert.
1865 Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.
1848 California Gold Rush: In a message to the United States Congress, U.S. President James K. Polk confirms that large amounts of gold had been discovered in California.
1847 Jefferson Davis is elected to the U.S. Senate.
1831 Former U.S. President John Quincy Adams takes his seat in the House of Representatives.
1776 Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest academic honor society in the U.S., holds its first meeting at the College of William & Mary.
1775 At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1766 In London, auctioneer James Christie holds his first sale.
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.
1649 The town of Raahe (Swedish: Brahestad) is founded by Count Per Brahe the Younger.[11]
1578 Sir Francis Drake, after sailing through Strait of Magellan, raids Valparaiso.
1560 Thirteen-year-old Charles IX becomes king of France, with Queen Mother Catherine de' Medici as regent.
1496 King Manuel I of Portugal issues a decree ordering the expulsion of Jews from the country.
1484 Pope Innocent VIII issues the Summis desiderantes affectibus, a papal bull that deputizes Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger as inquisitors to root out alleged witchcraft in Germany.
1456 The first of two earthquakes measuring Mw  7.2 strikes Italy, causing extreme destruction and killing upwards of 70,000 people.
1408 Seeking to resubjugate Muscovy, Emir Edigu of the Golden Horde reaches Moscow, burning areas around the city but failing to take the city itself.
1082 Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona is assassinated, most likely by his brother, Berenguer Ramon II.
1033 The Jordan Rift Valley earthquake destroys multiple cities across the Levant, triggers a tsunami and kills many.
633 Fourth Council of Toledo opens, presided over by Isidore of Seville.
63 Cicero gives the fourth and final of the Catiline Orations.
Famous People Born on December 5

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Year Name
1910 Abraham Polonsky, American director and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1964 Martin Vinnicombe, Australian cyclist
1979 Gareth McAuley, Northern Irish footballer
1972 Mike Mahoney, American baseball player
1922 Don Robertson, American songwriter and pianist (d. 2015)
1954 Gary Roenicke, American baseball player and scout
1965 Wayne Smith, Jamaican rapper (d. 2014)
1957 Art Monk, American football player
1896 Carl Ferdinand Cori, Czech-American biochemist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
1916 Walt McPherson, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
Famous People Deaths On December 5

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Date Name
1995 L. B. Cole, American illustrator and publisher (b. 1918)
1654 Jean François Sarrazin, French author and poet (b. 1611)
1955 Glenn L. Martin, American pilot and businessman, founded the Glenn L. Martin Company (b. 1886)
1082 Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona (b. 1053)
2012 Dave Brubeck, American pianist and composer (b. 1920)
2002 Roone Arledge, American sportscaster and producer (b. 1931)
1925 Władysław Reymont, Polish novelist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)
2013 Fred Bassetti, American architect and academic, founded Bassetti Architects (b. 1917)
1355 John III, Duke of Brabant (b. 1300)
1964 V. Veerasingam, Sri Lankan educator and politician (b. 1892)