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Historical Events In December - 05

Thursday, 02 July 2020

1940  Jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60 on December - 05.  

1941  On December - 05 uSS Lexington (CV-2) sails with Task Force 12 to ferry Marine aircraft to Midway, leaving no carriers at Pearl Harbor.  

1941  On December - 05 football Writers Association of America organized  

1941  On December - 05 david Wilson, English contractor/multi-millionaire  

1942  On this day in history cFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto  

1942  On December - 05 buck Jones, Hollywood's last cowboy hero actor (Headin' East), buried  

1943  NFL Phila Eagle-Pitts Steeler merger disolves on this day in history.  

1944  On December - 05 german troops rob all the silver coin in Utrecht  

1945  On this day in history aircraft squadron lost in the Bermuda Triangle  

1945  In the 'Bermuda Triangle' five US Navy bombers, on a training flight, disappear without trace on this day in history.  

1945  "Lost Squadron" crashes east of Florida (Bermuda Triangle) on this day in history.  

1946  On December - 05 pres Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808  

1947  Jersey Joe Walcott beats Joe Louis on this day in history.  

1947  Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.  

1948  On December - 05 nY Giant Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions  

1949  Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title on December - 05.  

1950  Ships of the RAN participate in the evacuation of Chinnampo, Korea on this day in history.  

1950  On this day in history ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title  

1951  On December - 05 "Dragnet" premiers  

1951  "Dragnet" premieres on this day in history.  

1951  On December - 05 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, of baseball's black sox scandal, dies  

1952  -8] worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die on this day in history.  

1954  KTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

1955  The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), a federation of autonomous trade unions in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, is formed on this day in history.  

1955  On this day in history aFL & CIO merge, with George Meany as president  

1955  Paul Harvey, actor (Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1956  Thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker," premieres in NYC on December - 05.  

1957  NYC becomes first city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law) on this day in history.  

1957  On this day in history william Inge's "Dark at the Top of the Stairs," premieres in NYC  

1958  On December - 05 ferdinand Bruckner, writer, dies at 67  

1959  K S Duleepsinhji, cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), dies on this day in history.  

1963  Herbert H Lehman, (Gov-D-NY), dies on December - 05.  

1964  The first Medal of Honor awarded to a U.S. serviceman for action in Vietnam is presented to Capt. Roger Donlon of Saugerties, New York, for his heroic action earlier in the year on this day in history.  

1964  On this day in history remy Angenot, Flemish actor (Tailor Wibbel), dies at 70  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1377  On this day in history birth of jianwen Emperor of China (d. 1402)  

1443  On December - 05 birth of pope Julius II (d. 1513)  

1495  Nicolas Cleynaerts, Flemish grammarian (d. 1542) was born on December - 05.  

1537  On December - 05 birth of ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (d. 1597)  

1539  Fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian (d. 1604) was born on this day in history.  

1545  Janus Dousa, [Johan van de Does], Dutch politician/poet was born on December - 05.  

1547  Ubbo Emmius, [van Embden], Dutch-Frisian humanist/historian was born on December - 05.  

1661  Robert Haley, earl of Oxford/English premier (Whig, 1710-14) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0749  On December - 05 death of saint John of Damascus, theologian  

1082  On December - 05 death of ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona  

1212  Derek II of Are, Bishop of Utrecht (1197-1212), dies on December - 05.  

1244  On this day in history johanna of Constantinople, countess of Flanders (1205-44), dies  

1355  Jan III, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies on this day in history.  

1560  On this day in history francois II, King of France (1559-60), dies at 16  

1570  On December - 05 death of johan Friis, Danish statesman (b. 1494)  

1594  Gerardus Mercator, Flemish philosopher/cartographer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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