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Thursday December 5, 2019

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.

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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 BC
    Cicero gave the fourth and final Catiline Orations.
  • 1082
    Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona is assassinated.
  • 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 most oppressive witch hunts in European history.
  • 1766
    In London, James Christie holds his first sale.
  • 1847
    Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.
  • 1952
    Great 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.
  • 1955
    E.D. Nixon and Rosa Parks lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on December 5?

  • 1820
    Afanasy Fet, Russian poet (d. 1892)
  • 1875
    Sir Arthur Currie, Canadian soldier (d. 1933)
  • 1894
    Charles Robberts Swart, South African politician (d. 1982)
  • 1901
    Werner Heisenberg, German physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
  • 1902
    Emeric Pressburger, Hungarian-British screenwriter, film director, and producer (d. 1988)
  • 1973
    Danielle Winits, Brazilian actress
  • 1977
    Peter van der Vlag, Dutch football goalkeeper
  • 1979
    Matteo Ferrari, Italian footballer
  • 1981
    Leila Tong, Hong Kong actress
  • 1989
    Gregory Tyree Boyce, American actor

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