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  • Virginia, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 5, 1786

    George Washington

    Washington was chosen to lead the Virginia delegation

    Virginia, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 5, 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.




  • 1249 Tripp Avenue, Hermosa neighborhood, Chicago, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 5, 1901

    Walt Disney

    Born

    1249 Tripp Avenue, Hermosa neighborhood, Chicago, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 5, 1901

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




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 5, 1933

    Great Depression

    Prohibition is repealed at the national level

    U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 5, 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    Prohibition is repealed at the national level. 18 states continue with state-level prohibition.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.




  • New York, U.S,
    Friday Dec 5, 1947

    Stan Lee

    Getting married

    New York, U.S,
    Friday Dec 5, 1947

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




  • Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Monday Dec 5, 1955

    Rosa Parks

    Parks was tried on charges of disorderly conduct and violating a local ordinance

    Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Monday Dec 5, 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 5, 1955

    Rosa Parks

    Discussing actions to respond to Parks' arrest

    Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Monday Dec 5, 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 5, 1955

    Rosa Parks

    Discussing The boycott Strategies

    Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Monday Dec 5, 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.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Dec 5, 1963

    Audrey Hepburn

    Charade

    U.S.
    Thursday Dec 5, 1963

    Hepburn next appeared opposite Cary Grant in the comic thriller Charade (1963), playing a young widow pursued by several men who chase the fortune stolen by her murdered husband. The 59-year-old Grant, who had previously withdrawn from the starring male lead roles in Roman Holiday and Sabrina, was sensitive about his age difference with 34-year-old Hepburn, and was uncomfortable about the romantic interplay. To satisfy his concerns, the filmmakers agreed to alter the screenplay so that Hepburn's character was pursuing him.


  • New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 5, 2012

    Kobe Bryant

    Youngest player in league history to score 30,000 points

    New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 5, 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.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 5, 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 5, 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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