December 5 is the 339th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 26 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about December 5th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about December 5th in history!
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- International Ninja Day
- Bathtub Party Day
- World Soil Day
- Repeal Day
- National Sacher Torte Day
- International Volunteer Day
What Happened On This Day – December 5
2005: UK’s Civil Partnership Act of 2004 comes into force
UK’s Civil Partnership Act of 2004 came into force almost a year after it was passed.
1977: Egypt breaks all relations with Arab countries
President Anwar al-Sadat broke all relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, and South Yemen in response to these countries and the Palestinian Liberation Organization signing the Declaration of Tripoli. The declaration followed Sadat’s visit to Israel.
1936: Establishment of the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic
The Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic was established as a republic of the Soviet Union.
1933: End of prohibition in the U.S.
A national ban on alcohol in the U.S. first instituted in 1920 by the 18th amendment, ended on this day after the ratification of the 21st amendment.
1766: Christie’s hold their first sale
Art auction house Christie’s founder James Christie made his first art sale.
1945: The crew of Flight 19, disappeared on this day, December 5, 1945.
1933: Celebration in a bar the night of the 21st Amendment being ratified, December 5, 1933.
Births On This Day, December 5
1975: Ronnie O’Sullivan, English snooker player
1927: Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thai king
1907: Lin Biao, Chinese military officer, politician, Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China
1901: Walt Disney, American animator, director, screenwriter, producer, co-founded The Company
1901: Werner Heisenberg, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
Deaths On This Day, December 5
2012: Dave Brubeck, American pianist, composer
2007: Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer
1891: Pedro II of Brazil
1791: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer