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Monday December 5, 2022

December 5: Day of the Week

December 5, 2022 is the 339th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 26 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1484
    Pope 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.
  • 1847
    Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.
  • 1865
    Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.
  • 1876
    Brooklyn Theater Fire kills at least 278 people in Brooklyn, NY.
  • 1920
    Dimitrios Rallis forms a government in Greece.
  • 1932
    German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa.
  • 1974
    In American football, the Birmingham Americans would win what would eventually be the only World Bowl in World Football League history.
  • 1977
    Egypt breaks diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq and South Yemen. The move is in retaliation for the Declaration of Tripoli against Egypt.
  • 1983
    ICIMOD is established and inaugurated with its headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal, and legitimised through an Act of Parliament in Nepal in the same year.
  • 2006
    Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.

Who were born on December 5?

  • 1377
    Jianwen Emperor of China (d. 1402)
  • 1886
    Rose Wilder Lane, American writer and reporter, daughter of ‘Little House’books writer Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1968)
  • 1932
    Sheldon Lee Glashow, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1939
    Minita Chico-Nazario, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1960
    Frans Adelaar, Dutch football player and manager
  • 1965
    Wayne Smith, Jamaican reggae musician
  • 1966
    Lee Seung-Chul, South Korean singer
  • 1971
    Kavus Torabi, Iranian-born British guitarist (The Monsoon Bassoon, Cardiacs, Guapo, Chrome Hoof)
  • 1973
    Arik Benado, Israeli football player
  • 1985
    Josh Smith, American basketball player

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