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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1082Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona is assassinated.
- 1492Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola, now Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
- 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.
- 1847Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.
- 1876Brooklyn Theater Fire kills at least 278 people in Brooklyn, NY.
- 1914The Italian Parliament proclaims the neutrality of the country.
- 1943World War II: U.S. Army Air Force begins attacking Germany’s secret weapons bases in Operation Crossbow.
- 1964Vietnam War: For his heroism in battle earlier in the year, Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the war.
- 1995The Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.
- 2006Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.
Who were born on December 5?
- 1443Pope Julius II (d. 1513)
- 1894Charles Robberts Swart, South African politician (d. 1982)
- 1899Aleck “Rice” Miller, American blues musician (d. 1965)
- 1947Tony Gregory, Irish politician
- 1950Osvaldo Golijov, Argentine-born composer
- 1961Ralf Dujmovits, German mountaineer
- 1965Wayne Smith, Jamaican reggae musician
- 1966Lee Seung-Chul, South Korean singer
- 1972Cliff Floyd, American baseball player
- 1989Yuri (Kwon Yu-ri), South Korean singer (Girls’ Generation)
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