December 5: Day of the Week
December 5, 2020 is the 340th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 26 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 771Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman.
- 1408Emir Edigu of Golden Horde reaches Moscow.
- 1766In London, James Christie holds his first sale.
- 1831Former US President John Quincy Adams takes his seat in the House of Representatives.
- 1847Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.
- 1934Abyssinia Crisis: Italian troops attack Wal Wal in Abyssinia, taking four days to capture the city.
- 1944World War II: Allied troops occupy Ravenna.
- 1957Sukarno expels all Dutch people from Indonesia.
- 1958The Preston bypass, the UK’s first stretch of motorway, opens to traffic for the first time. It is now part of the M6 and M55 motorways.
- 2006Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.
Who were born on December 5?
- 1495Nicolas Cleynaerts, Flemish grammarian (d. 1542)
- 1879Clyde Cessna, American airplane manufacturer (d. 1954)
- 1901Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist (d. 1980)
- 1914Hans Hellmut Kirst, German author (d. 1989)
- 1952Andy Kim, Canadian singer, songwriter
- 1958Dynamite Kid, English professional wrestler
- 1961Sophia Vossou, Greek singer
- 1962Nivek Ogre, Canadian vocalist, (Skinny Puppy)
- 1968Lisa Marie, American model and actress
- 1982Eddy Curry, American basketball player
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