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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1408Emir Edigu of Golden Horde reaches Moscow.
- 1496King Manuel I of Portugal issues a decree of expulsion of “heretics” from the country.
- 1848California Gold Rush: In a message before the U.S. Congress, US President James K. Polk confirms that large amounts of gold had been discovered in California.
- 1932German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa.
- 1958The Preston bypass, the UK’s first stretch of motorway, opens to traffic for the first time. It is now part of the M6 and M55 motorways.
- 1964Vietnam War: For his heroism in battle earlier in the year, Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the war.
- 1976The United Nations General Assembly adopts Pakistan’s resolution on security of non-Nuclear States.
- 1977Egypt breaks diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq and South Yemen. The move is in retaliation for the Declaration of Tripoli against Egypt.
- 1983ICIMOD is established and inaugurated with its headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal, and legitimised through an Act of Parliament in Nepal in the same year.
- 1993The mayor of Wien (Vienna), Helmut Zilk, is wounded by a letter bomb.
Who were born on December 5?
- 1820Afanasy Fet, Russian poet (d. 1892)
- 1898Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (d. 1982)
- 1906Otto Preminger, Austrian-born film director, producer, and actor (d. 1986)
- 1935Yury Vlasov, Soviet weightlifter
- 1947Jim Messina, American musician (Buffalo Springfield, Loggins and Messina)
- 1950Camarón de la Isla, Spanish flamenco singer (d. 1992)
- 1952Andy Kim, Canadian singer, songwriter
- 1973Luboš Motl, Czech physicist
- 1977Peter van der Vlag, Dutch football goalkeeper
- 1979Matteo Ferrari, Italian footballer
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