December 5: Day of the Week
December 5, 2019 is the 339th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 26 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Sagittarius is the zodiac 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.
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December 5 Historical Event(s)
- 63 BCCicero gave the fourth and final Catiline Orations.
- 1082Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona is assassinated.
- 1484Pope 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.
- 1766In London, James Christie holds his first sale.
- 1847Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.
- 1952Great Smog of 1952: A cold fog descends upon London, combining with air pollution and killing at least 12,000 in the weeks and months that follow.
- 1955E.D. Nixon and Rosa Parks lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
- 1958Subscriber 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.
- 1977Egypt breaks diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq and South Yemen. The move is in retaliation for the Declaration of Tripoli against Egypt.
- 1979Sonia 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.
Who were born on December 5?
- 1820Afanasy Fet, Russian poet (d. 1892)
- 1875Sir Arthur Currie, Canadian soldier (d. 1933)
- 1894Charles Robberts Swart, South African politician (d. 1982)
- 1901Werner Heisenberg, German physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
- 1902Emeric Pressburger, Hungarian-British screenwriter, film director, and producer (d. 1988)
- 1973Danielle Winits, Brazilian actress
- 1977Peter van der Vlag, Dutch football goalkeeper
- 1979Matteo Ferrari, Italian footballer
- 1981Leila Tong, Hong Kong actress
- 1989Gregory Tyree Boyce, American actor
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