December 5: Day of the Week
December 5, 2021 is the 339th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 26 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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.
- 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.
- 1496King Manuel I of Portugal issues a decree of expulsion of “heretics” from the country.
- 1831Former US President John Quincy Adams takes his seat in the House of Representatives.
- 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.
- 1977Egypt breaks diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq and South Yemen. The move is in retaliation for the Declaration of Tripoli against Egypt.
- 1978The Soviet Union signs a “friendship treaty” with the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
- 1995The Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.
- 2006Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.
- 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?
- 1897Gershom Scholem, German-born Israeli Jewish philosopher and historian (d. 1982)
- 1897Nunnally Johnson, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1977)
- 1898Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (d. 1982)
- 1932Jim Hurtubise, American racecar driver (d. 1989)
- 1939Minita Chico-Nazario, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
- 1944Jeroen Krabbé, Dutch actor
- 1945Serge Chapleau, French Canadian caricaturist
- 1972Mike Mahoney, American baseball player
- 1979Niklas Hagman, Finnish ice hockey player
- 1983Tiffany Weimer, American soccer player
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