December 5 holidays in 2020

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development United states United Nations Observance
World Soil Day United states United Nations Observance
St Nicholas' Eve/Sinterklaas Netherlands Observance
Small Business Saturday United kingdom
National Sacher Torte Day - Weird
AFL-CIO Day - Weird
Bathtub Party Day - Weird
International Ninja Day - Weird
National Rhubarb Vodka Day - Weird
Skywarn Recognition Day - Weird
King Bhumibol's Birthday Thailand National Holiday

Historical Events on December 5

  • 1831: After serving as President of the United States and being elected, John Quincy Adams takes his seat in the House of Representatives.
  • 1847: Jefferson Davis wins his election to the United States Senate.
  • 1848: United States President James K. Polk sends a message to the U.S Congress that confirms massive quantities of gold have been discovered in the state of California.
  • 1931: Cathedral of Christ the Saviour located in Moscow, Russia is destroyed on orders from Joseph Stalin.
  • 1933: The 21st Amendment to the U.S Constitution is officially ratified.
  • 1941: Georgy Zhukov leads Soviet forces in a counter-offensive against the Nazis at the Battle of Moscow during World War II.
  • 1943: Germany’s secret weapons bases are targeted and bombed by Allied air forces during Operation Crossbow during WWII.
  • 1955: The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations combine and become the AFL-CIO.
  • 1955: Rosa Parks and E.D Nixon lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • 1964: Roger Donlon is given the first Medal of Honor of the Vietnam War for heroism in battle.

Famous Birthdays on December 5

  • American lawyer and 8th President of the United States, Martin Van Buren is born in 1782.
  • English illustrator and painter, George Shepherd is born in 1784.
  • American academic and co-founder of Radcliffe College, Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz is born in 1822.
  • English author and poet, Christina Rossetti is born in 1830.
  • American general George Armstrong Custer is born in 1839.
  • American animator and co-founder of the Walt Disney Co., Walt Disney is born in 1901.
  • German physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Werner Heisenberg is born in 1901.
  • American general and politician, Strom Thurmond is born in 1902.
  • American comedian and actress, Margaret Cho is born in 1968.
  • American novelist Lydia Millet is born in 1968.
  • American model and actress, Lisa Marie is born in 1968.

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