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    What happened on December 5

    • December 5, 0771 Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman.

    • December 5, 1082 "Assassination of Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona."

    • December 5, 1349 Jews are massacred at Nuremberg in Black death riots

    • December 5, 1360 Creation of the French Franc.

    • December 5, 1408 Emir Edigu of Golden Horde reaches Moscow.

    • December 5, 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 severest witchhunts in European history."

    • December 5, 1492 Columbus discovers Hispaniola (El Espanola) (Haiti)

    • December 5, 1496 "King Manuel I of Portugal issues a decree of expulsion of ""heretics"" from the country."

    • December 5, 1590 Niccol Sfondrati becomes Pope Gregory XIV.

    • December 5, 1715 "Alexander Dalzeel, a Scottish privateer in French service, is executed in London, England."

    • December 5, 1746 Revolt in Genoa against the Spanish rule.

    • December 5, 1766 "In London, James Christie holds his first sale."

    • December 5, 1775 "At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts."

    • December 5, 1776 "In the Apollo Room of the Raleigh Tavern in Williamsburg, Virginia, students from the College of William and Mary met for the first time founding Phi Beta Kappa, the first scholastic fraternity in the United States."

    • December 5, 1776 "Phi Beta Kappa, first American scholastic fraternity, founded"

    • December 5, 1791 "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composer, dies in Vienna, Austria, at 35"

    • December 5, 1815 Foundation of Macei in Brazil.

    • December 5, 1830 The premiere of Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique in Paris.

    • December 5, 1831 Former President John Q Adams takes his seat as member of House of Reps

    • December 5, 1831 Former US President John Quincy Adams takes his seat in the House of Representatives.

    • December 5, 1843 "Launching of USS Michigan at Erie, Penn., America's first iron-hulled warship, as well as first prefabricated ship."

    • December 5, 1847 "Jefferson Davis gets elected to the US senate, his first political occupation."

    • December 5, 1865 Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.

    • December 5, 1875 "Sir Arthur Currie, the first Canadian commander of the Canadian Corps in WW1 is born"

    • December 5, 1879 Daniel and Thomas Connolly and Thomas McTighe received a patent for the first automatic telephone system

    • December 5, 1892 Sir John Thompson becomes the fourth Prime Minister of Canada.

    • December 5, 1893 First appearance of an electric car.

    • December 5, 1894 Phillip K. Wrigley (Wrigley Gum) born

    • December 5, 1914 The Italian Parliament proclaims the neutrality of the country.

    • December 5, 1925 "Canadian comedian David Broadfoot, a star of the Royal Canadian Air FArce is born"

    • December 5, 1926 Sergei Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin premieres.

    • December 5, 1929 "First US nudist organization (American League for Physical Culture, NYC)"

    • December 5, 1929 "SS Frances Duncan, built 1907 by Palmers Newcastle on Tyne. Foundered off Lands End, Cornwall, while carrying coal from Barry, South Wales to Rouen, France. 16 lost out of the crew of 21."

    • December 5, 1932 German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa

    • December 5, 1932 German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa.

    • December 5, 1932 The first Ford Model C automobile was introduced. It boasted the first four-cylinder engine made by Ford with a counter-balanced crankshaft.

    • December 5, 1933 18th Amendment (Prohibition) repealed

    • December 5, 1933 "Prohibition 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 outlawed alcohol in the United States)."

    • December 5, 1934 "Abyssinia Crisis: Italian troops attack Wal Wal in Abyssinia, taking four days to capture the city."

    • December 5, 1935 "At Challander, Ontartio, the infant Dionne quintuplets are filmed for a movie based on their birth"

    • December 5, 1935 Commercial hydroponics operation established (Montebello CA)

    • December 5, 1936 The Soviet Union adopts a new constitution and the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic is established as a full Union Republic of the USSR.

    • December 5, 1939 "A Sunderland aircraft of 10 Squadron RAAF, part of the RAF Coastal Command, flies on the first official RAAF operation of World War Two"

    • December 5, 1940 "HMCS Saguenay (Destroyer) first Canadian Warship torpedoed, limps into a British port"

    • December 5, 1941 "USS Lexington (CV-2) sails with Task Force 12 to ferry Marine aircraft to Midway, leaving no carriers at Pearl Harbor."

    • December 5, 1941 "World War II: In Battle of Moscow Zhukov launched a massive Soviet counter-attack against the German army, with the biggest offensive launched against Army Group Centre."

    • December 5, 1943 World War II: U.S. Air force begins Operation Crossbow attacking Germany's secret weapons bases.

    • December 5, 1945 Aircraft squadron lost in the Bermuda Triangle

    • December 5, 1945 Flight 19 is lost in the Bermuda Triangle.

    • December 5, 1947 Jersey Joe Walcott beats Joe Louis

    • December 5, 1950 "Ships of the RAN participate in the evacuation of Chinnampo, Korea"

    • December 5, 1951 """Dragnet"" premiers"

    • December 5, 1955 E.D. Nixon and Rosa Parks lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

    • December 5, 1955 "The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), a federation of autonomous trade unions in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, is formed"

    • December 5, 1957 NYC becomes first city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law)

    • December 5, 1957 Sukarno expels all Dutch people from Indonesia.

    • December 5, 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.

    • December 5, 1958 "The Preston bypass, the UK's first stretch of motorway opens to traffic for the first time, now part of the M6 and M55 motorways."

    • December 5, 1964 "The first Medal of Honor awarded to a U.S. serviceman for action in Vietnam is presented to Capt. Roger Donlon of Saugerties, New York, for his heroic action earlier in the year."

    • December 5, 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."

    • December 5, 1967 "Beatles clothing store ""Apple"" on 94 Baker Street, London, opens"

    • December 5, 1969 Life Magazine reports the My Lai Massacre .

    • December 5, 1970 A North Vietnamese newspaper declares that the country will not be intimidated by U.S. bombing threats.

    • December 5, 1970 Premiere of Dario Fo's Morte accidentale di un anarchico.

    • December 5, 1974 Airport terminal roof collapses killing 17 (Teheran Iran)

    • December 5, 1974 Seattle Seahawks formed

    • December 5, 1976 United Nations General Assembly adopts Pakistan resolution on security of non-Nuclear States.

    • December 5, 1977 "Egypt breaks diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq & S Yemen"

    • December 5, 1977 The Plymouth Horizon was introduced on this day. It was the first American-made small car with front-wheel drive. Technical advances in drive technology had reduced the size and cost of front-wheel drive systems.

    • December 5, 1978 Pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus

    • December 5, 1978 The Soviet Union signs a 'friendship treaty' with the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.

    • December 5, 1979 Sonia Johnson is formally excommunicated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for her outspoken criticism of the church concerning the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

    • December 5, 1981 Number one hit on UK music charts - Julio Iglesias - Begin The Beguine (Volver A Empezar)

    • December 5, 1983 12 killed by a car bomb shattering 9-story building in west Beirut

    • December 5, 1983 Dissolution of the Military Joint in Argentina.

    • December 5, 1983 Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Steve Howe is suspended for 1 year for cocaine use

    • December 5, 1985 "Beverly McLachlin is the first woman appointed to the B.C. Court of Appeal, the province's highest court"

    • December 5, 1988 Shuttle Atlantis launches world's first nuclear-war-fighting satellite

    • December 5, 1989 TGV Atlantique sets a new railways speed record with 482.4 km/h.

    • December 5, 1990 Former Noriega aide Luis del Cid pleads guilty

    • December 5, 1990 "The Canadian Broadcast Corp. cuts its spending by $108 million, slashes 1100 jobs and closes or reduces regiona news bureaus to 11 stations"

    • December 5, 1991 "Charles Keating Jr (Lincoln Savings & Loan fraud), found guilty"

    • December 5, 1991 New York Daily News files for protection under chapter 11 dec06

    • December 5, 1993 The mayor of Wien Helmut Zilk is wounded by a letter bomb.

    • December 5, 1995 Sri Lanka government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.

    • December 5, 1996 Newspapers reported that Microsoft had struck deals with several computer makers that would give it a significant advantage: The companies would not be allowed to use Windows unless Microsoft's screen came up immediately when users logged on. Hey mine does

    • December 5, 1997 High-speed modem makers and longtime rivals 3Com and Rockwell International tentatively agreed to end their bitter feud over technical standards

    • December 5, 2003 Suicide bombers kill at least 46 people in an attack on a train in southern Russia.

    • December 5, 2005 "The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there."

    • December 5, 2005 "The Lake Tanganyika earthquake causes significant damage, mostly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo."

    • December 5, 2006 Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji

    • December 5, 2009 "Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand, returns to his hospital bed in Bangkok after making a brief public appearance to mark his 82nd birthday."

    • December 5, 2009 CNN issues an apology to The Irish Times after accusing the newspaper of publishing fake nude photographs of the world's number one golfer Tiger Woods. CNN also alleged The Irish Times had paid damages as a result.

    • December 5, 2009 Guinea's vice-president and defence minister Sekouba Konate of the ruling National Council for Democracy and Development takes charge of the country after leader Moussa Dadis Camara was shot in an assassination attempt.

    • December 5, 2009 Irish Independent Member of Parliament Noel Grealish withdraws his support for the country's government over the issue of pay cuts in the public sector. The move reduces the administration of Taoiseach Brian Cowen to a minority government.

    • December 5, 2009 More than one million tickets for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa go on sale globally.

    • December 5, 2009 Russian President Dmitry Medvedev declares a national day of mourning on December 7 following a nightclub fire which resulted in 109 deaths yesterday.

    • December 5, 2009 Six doctors in the United Kingdom are taking legal action to demand a formal inquest into the death of government scientist David Christopher Kelly.

    • December 5, 2009 Tens of thousands of people demonstrate in London and other European capitals ahead of a United Nations climate change summit in Copenhagen.

    • December 5, 2009 "Tens of thousands of people take to the streets of Rome in a national ""No B Day"" demonstration demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi."

    • December 5, 2009 The President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declares martial law in Maguindanao following the Maguindanao massacre.

    • December 5, 2009 "Thousands of people attend the funeral of Chilean singer and national icon Víctor Jara in Santiago, reburied 36 years after his death via torture in the 1973 military coup carried out by Augusto Pinochet."







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