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

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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)

  • 1082
    Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona is assassinated.
  • 1831
    Former US President John Quincy Adams takes his seat in the House of Representatives.
  • 1865
    Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.
  • 1920
    Dimitrios Rallis forms a government in Greece.
  • 1932
    German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa.
  • 1934
    Abyssinia Crisis: Italian troops attack Wal Wal in Abyssinia, taking four days to capture the city.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    In American football, the Birmingham Americans would win what would eventually be the only World Bowl in World Football League history.
  • 2005
    The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there.
  • 2005
    The Lake Tanganyika earthquake causes significant damage, mostly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Who were born on December 5?

  • 1867
    Antti Aarne, Finnish folklorist (d. 1925)
  • 1897
    Gershom Scholem, German-born Israeli Jewish philosopher and historian (d. 1982)
  • 1901
    Walt Disney, American animated film producer (d. 1966)
  • 1903
    Johannes Heesters, Dutch singer and actor (d. 2011)
  • 1934
    Nikos Kourkoulos, Greek actor, artistic director of the National Theatre of Greece (d. 2007)
  • 1945
    Moshe Katsav, 8th President of Israel
  • 1961
    Sophia Vossou, Greek singer
  • 1976
    Xavier Garbajosa, French rugby union footballer
  • 1979
    Gareth McAuley, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1985
    Nico Verdonck, Belgian racing driver

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