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.
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.
- 1746Revolt in Genoa against Spanish rule.
- 1757Seven 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.
- 1941World 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.
- 1943World War II: U.S. Army Air Force begins attacking Germany’s secret weapons bases in Operation Crossbow.
- 1944World War II: Allied troops occupy Ravenna.
- 1945Flight 19 is lost in the Bermuda Triangle.
- 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.
- 2005The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there.
Who were born on December 5?
- 1871Bill Pickett, American rodeo performer (d. 1932)
- 1872Harry Nelson Pillsbury, American chess player (d. 1906)
- 1896Carl Ferdinand Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1984)
- 1902Emeric Pressburger, Hungarian-British screenwriter, film director, and producer (d. 1988)
- 1934Joan Didion, American writer
- 1943Eva Joly, Norwegian-born French magistrate
- 1950Camarón de la Isla, Spanish flamenco singer (d. 1992)
- 1966Patricia Kaas, French singer
- 1972Angela Shelton, American actress & writer
- 1974Charlie Batch, American football player
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