December 5: Day of the Week
December 5, 2020 is the 340th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 26 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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.
- 1484Pope Innocent VIII issues the Summis desiderantes, a papal bull that deputizes Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger as inquisitors to root out alleged witchcraft in Germany and leads to one of the most oppressive witch hunts in European history.
- 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.
- 1932German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa.
- 1934Abyssinia Crisis: Italian troops attack Wal Wal in Abyssinia, taking four days to capture the city.
- 1944World War II: Allied troops occupy Ravenna.
- 1978The Soviet Union signs a “friendship treaty” with the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
- 1979Sonia Johnson is formally excommunicated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for her outspoken criticism of the church concerning the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
- 2005The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there.
- 2006Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.
Who were born on December 5?
- 1495Nicolas Cleynaerts, Flemish grammarian (d. 1542)
- 1537Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (d. 1597)
- 1903Johannes Heesters, Dutch singer and actor (d. 2011)
- 1917Wenche Foss, Norwegian actress
- 1925Anastasio Somoza Debayle, President of Nicaragua (d. 1980)
- 1954Hanif Kureishi, English author and playwright
- 1957Raquel Argandoña, Chilean television presenter, Miss Chile 1975
- 1969Lewis Gordon Pugh, English swimmer, polar explorer and motivational speaker
- 1971Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, German politician
- 1973Shalom Harlow, Canadian supermodel and actress
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