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  • Crown of Aragon (now Italy)
    Wednesday Dec 05, 1455

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1455 Naples Earthquake

    Crown of Aragon (now Italy)
    Wednesday Dec 05, 1455

    1455 Naples earthquake occurred on December 5, 1455, in Crown of Aragon (now Italy), there were an estimated 40,000 deaths.




  • Virginia, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 05, 1786

    George Washington

    Washington was chosen to lead the Virginia delegation

    Virginia, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 05, 1786

    On December 4, 1786, Washington was chosen to lead the Virginia delegation, but he declined on December 21. He had concerns about the legality of the convention and consulted James Madison, Henry Knox, and others. They persuaded him to attend it, however, as his presence might induce reluctant states to send delegates and smooth the way for the ratification process.




  • Russian Empire
    Saturday Dec 05, 1812

    Napoleon

    Napoleon left the army in a sledge

    Russian Empire
    Saturday Dec 05, 1812

    After the Battle of Berezina Napoleon managed to escape but had to abandon much of the remaining artillery and baggage train. On 5 December, shortly before arriving in Vilnius, Napoleon left the army in a sledge.




  • 1249 Tripp Avenue, Hermosa neighborhood, Chicago, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 05, 1901

    Walt Disney

    Born

    1249 Tripp Avenue, Hermosa neighborhood, Chicago, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 05, 1901

    Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901, at 1249 Tripp Avenue, in Chicago's Hermosa neighborhood.




  • Russian Empire
    Tuesday Dec 05, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    There was a general strike by Russian workers

    Russian Empire
    Tuesday Dec 05, 1905

    Between 5 and 7 December [O.S. 22 and 24 November], there was a general strike by Russian workers.




  • Russian Empire
    Tuesday Dec 05, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    Former war minister killed

    Russian Empire
    Tuesday Dec 05, 1905

    Viktor Sakharov former war minister killed 5 December [O.S. 22 November] 1905.




  • Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Thursday Dec 05, 1918

    Armenian Genocide

    Lt. Hasan Maruf

    Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Thursday Dec 05, 1918

    Lt. Hasan Maruf of the Ottoman army describes how a population of a village were taken all together and then burned. The Commander of the Third Army Vehib's 12-page affidavit, which was dated 5 December 1918, was presented in the Trebizond (Trabzon) trial series (29 March 1919) included in the Key Indictment, reporting such a mass burning of the population of an entire village near Muş: "The shortest method for disposing of the women and children concentrated in the various camps was to burn them".


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 05, 1933

    Great Depression

    Prohibition is repealed at the national level

    U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 05, 1933

    Prohibition is repealed at the national level. 18 states continue with state-level prohibition. The end of Prohibition hurts organized crime, allows legal employment in alcoholic drink production, and increases state tax revenues.


  • Moscow, U.S.S.R.
    Friday Dec 05, 1941

    World War II

    Massive counterattack

    Moscow, U.S.S.R.
    Friday Dec 05, 1941

    Newly created Soviet units near Moscow now numbered over 500,000 men, and on 5 December, they launched a massive counterattack as part of the Soviet winter counteroffensive.


  • New York, U.S,
    Friday Dec 05, 1947

    Stan Lee

    Getting married

    New York, U.S,
    Friday Dec 05, 1947

    Stan married Joan Clayton Boocock, originally from Newcastle, England, on December 5, 1947.


  • Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Monday Dec 05, 1955

    Rosa Parks

    Parks Was Tried on Charges of disorderly Conduct and Violating a Local Ordinance

    Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Monday Dec 05, 1955

    The next day, Parks was tried on charges of disorderly conduct and violating a local ordinance. The trial lasted 30 minutes. After being found guilty and fined $10, plus $4 in court costs, Parks appealed her conviction and formally challenged the legality of racial segregation.


  • Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Monday Dec 05, 1955

    Rosa Parks

    Discussing Actions To Respond To Parks' Arrest

    Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Monday Dec 05, 1955

    That Monday night, 50 leaders of the African-American community gathered to discuss actions to respond to Parks' arrest. Edgar Nixon, the president of the NAACP, said, "My God, look what segregation has put in my hands!" Parks was considered the ideal plaintiff for a test case against city and state segregation laws, as she was seen as a responsible, mature woman with a good reputation.


  • Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Monday Dec 05, 1955

    Rosa Parks

    Discussing The boycott Strategies

    Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Monday Dec 05, 1955

    After the success of the one-day boycott, a group of 16 to 18 people gathered at the Mt. Zion AME Zion Church to discuss boycott strategies. At that time Parks was introduced but not asked to speak, despite a standing ovation and calls from the crowd for her to speak; when she asked if she should say something, the reply was, "Why, you've said enough." The group agreed that a new organization was needed to lead the boycott effort if it were to continue. Rev. Ralph Abernathy suggested the name "Montgomery Improvement Association" (MIA). The name was adopted, and the MIA was formed. Its members elected as their president Martin Luther King, Jr., a relative newcomer to Montgomery, who was a young and mostly unknown minister of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Wednesday Dec 05, 1962

    Jackie Chan

    Early appearances

    Hong Kong, China
    Wednesday Dec 05, 1962

    He began his career by appearing in small roles at the age of five as a child actor. At age eight, he appeared with some of his fellow "Little Fortunes" in the film Big and Little Wong Tin Bar (1962) with Li Li-Hua playing his mother.


  • Philippine Sea
    Sunday Dec 05, 1965

    Atomic Bomb

    1965 Philippine Sea A-4 crash

    Philippine Sea
    Sunday Dec 05, 1965

    1965 Philippine Sea A-4 crash, where a Skyhawk attack aircraft with a nuclear weapon fell into the sea.The pilot, the aircraft, and the B43 nuclear bomb were never recovered. It was not until 1989 that the Pentagon revealed the loss of the one-megaton bomb.


  • Catalonia, Spain
    Monday Dec 05, 1988

    Salvador Dali

    King's Visit

    Catalonia, Spain
    Monday Dec 05, 1988

    On 5 December 1988, he was visited by King Juan Carlos, who confessed that he had always been a serious devotee of Dalí.


  • London, England
    Tuesday Dec 05, 1989

    Margaret Thatcher

    1989 Conservative Party leadership election

    London, England
    Tuesday Dec 05, 1989

    Thatcher was challenged for the leadership of the Conservative Party by the little-known backbench MP Sir Anthony Meyer in the 1989 leadership election. Of the 374 Conservative MPs eligible to vote, 314 voted for Thatcher and 33 for Meyer. Her supporters in the party viewed the result as a success, and rejected suggestions that there was discontent within the party.


  • Paris, France
    Monday Dec 05, 2011

    Uber

    Expanding into Paris

    Paris, France
    Monday Dec 05, 2011

    Uber expands beyond the United States, starting by expanding into Paris, France.


  • New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 05, 2012

    Kobe Bryant

    Youngest player in league history to score 30,000 points

    New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 05, 2012

    On December 5 against New Orleans, Bryant became the youngest player (34 years and 104 days) in league history to score 30,000 points, joining Hall of Famers Chamberlain, Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Karl Malone as one of five players to reach that milestone.


  • Beijing, China
    Thursday Dec 05, 2013

    Bitcoin

    People's Bank of China prohibited Chinese financial institutions from using bitcoins

    Beijing, China
    Thursday Dec 05, 2013

    On 5 December 2013, the People's Bank of China prohibited Chinese financial institutions from using bitcoins. After the announcement, the value of bitcoins dropped, and Baidu no longer accepted bitcoins for certain services. Buying real-world goods with any virtual currency had been illegal in China since at least 2009.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 05, 2014

    Uber

    Uber confirms it has raised $1.2 billion at a $40 billion pre-money valuation in a Series E

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 05, 2014

    Uber confirms it has raised $1.2 billion at a $40 billion pre-money valuation in a Series E round. Key investors include Qatar Investment Authority, Valiant Capital Partners, Lone Pine Capital, New Enterprise Associates, and SherpaVentures.


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