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Sunday December 5, 2021

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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)

  • 771
    Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman.
  • 1746
    Revolt in Genoa against Spanish rule.
  • 1757
    Seven Years’ War: Battle of Leuthen – Frederick II of Prussia leads Prussian forces to a decisive victory over Austrian forces under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine.
  • 1941
    World War II: In the Battle of Moscow Georgy Zhukov launches a massive Soviet counter-attack against the German army, with the biggest offensive launched against Army Group Centre.
  • 1943
    World War II: U.S. Army Air Force begins attacking Germany’s secret weapons bases in Operation Crossbow.
  • 1944
    World War II: Allied troops occupy Ravenna.
  • 1945
    Flight 19 is lost in the Bermuda Triangle.
  • 1978
    The Soviet Union signs a “friendship treaty” with the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
  • 1995
    The Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.
  • 2005
    The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there.

Who were born on December 5?

  • 1871
    Bill Pickett, American rodeo performer (d. 1932)
  • 1872
    Harry Nelson Pillsbury, American chess player (d. 1906)
  • 1896
    Carl Ferdinand Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1984)
  • 1902
    Emeric Pressburger, Hungarian-British screenwriter, film director, and producer (d. 1988)
  • 1934
    Joan Didion, American writer
  • 1943
    Eva Joly, Norwegian-born French magistrate
  • 1950
    Camarón de la Isla, Spanish flamenco singer (d. 1992)
  • 1966
    Patricia Kaas, French singer
  • 1972
    Angela Shelton, American actress & writer
  • 1974
    Charlie Batch, American football player

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