December 5: Day of the Week
December 5, 2018 was the 339th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 26 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1496King Manuel I of Portugal issues a decree of expulsion of “heretics” from the country.
- 1590Niccolò Sfondrati becomes Pope Gregory XIV.
- 1776At The College of William and Mary, Phi Beta Kappa is founded and becomes the first American college fraternity.
- 1920Dimitrios Rallis forms a government in Greece.
- 1932German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa.
- 1974In American football, the Birmingham Americans would win what would eventually be the only World Bowl in World Football League history.
- 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.
- 1993The mayor of Wien (Vienna), Helmut Zilk, is wounded by a letter bomb.
- 2006Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.
Who were born on December 5?
- 1886Rose Wilder Lane, American writer and reporter, daughter of ‘Little House’books writer Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1968)
- 1898Grace Moore, American soprano (d. 1947)
- 1916Hilary Koprowski, Polish virologist and immunologist
- 1932Little Richard, American singer and pianist
- 1935Yury Vlasov, Soviet weightlifter
- 1938J. J. Cale, American songwriter
- 1958Dean Erickson, American actor
- 1962José Cura, Argentine tenor
- 1968Lisa Marie, American model and actress
- 1969Lewis Gordon Pugh, English swimmer, polar explorer and motivational speaker
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