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.
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 BCCicero gave the fourth and final Catiline Orations.
- 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.
- 1776At The College of William and Mary, Phi Beta Kappa is founded and becomes the first American college fraternity.
- 1815Foundation of Maceió in Brazil.
- 1876Brooklyn Theater Fire kills at least 278 people in Brooklyn, NY.
- 1945Flight 19 is lost in the Bermuda Triangle.
- 1955E.D. Nixon and Rosa Parks lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
- 1957Sukarno expels all Dutch people from Indonesia.
- 1983Dissolution of the Military Junta in Argentina.
- 2006Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.
Who were born on December 5?
- 1661Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer, English statesman (d. 1724)
- 1841Marcus Daly, American mining tycoon (d. 1900)
- 1871Bill Pickett, American rodeo performer (d. 1932)
- 1902Strom Thurmond, American politician (d. 2003)
- 1917Wenche Foss, Norwegian actress
- 1944Jeroen Krabbé, Dutch actor
- 1957Art Monk, American football player
- 1957Raquel Argandoña, Chilean television presenter, Miss Chile 1975
- 1961Sophia Vossou, Greek singer
- 1979Gareth McAuley, Northern Irish footballer
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