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)
- 663Fourth Council of Toledo takes place.
- 1775At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- 1847Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.
- 1865Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.
- 1933Prohibition in the United States 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 made the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol illegal in the United States).
- 1936The Soviet Union adopts a new constitution and the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic is established as a full Union Republic of the USSR.
- 1945Flight 19 is lost in the Bermuda Triangle.
- 1957Sukarno expels all Dutch people from Indonesia.
- 1995The Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.
- 2007Westroads Mall massacre: A gunman opens fire with a semi-automatic rifle at an Omaha, Nebraska mall, killing eight people before taking his own life.
Who were born on December 5?
- 1539Fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian (d. 1604)
- 1595Henry Lawes, English composer (d. 1662)
- 1661Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer, English statesman (d. 1724)
- 1803Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev, Russian poet (d. 1873)
- 1867Józef Piłsudski, Polish revolutionary and statesman (d. 1935)
- 1939Minita Chico-Nazario, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
- 1947Bruce Golding, Jamaican politician
- 1957Art Monk, American football player
- 1976Amy Acker, American actress
- 1984Chris Solinsky, American distance runner
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