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Historical Events In December - 05

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

1940  On December - 05 jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60  

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

1941  On this day in history football Writers Association of America organized  

1941  On this day in history david Wilson, English contractor/multi-millionaire  

1942  On December - 05 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  German troops rob all the silver coin in Utrecht on this day in history.  

1945  Aircraft squadron lost in the Bermuda Triangle on this day in history.  

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

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

1946  Pres Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808 on December - 05.  

1947  Jersey Joe Walcott beats Joe Louis on December - 05.  

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

1948  On this day in history nY Giant Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions  

1949  Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.  

1950  On this day in history ships of the RAN participate in the evacuation of Chinnampo, Korea  

1950  On December - 05 ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title  

1951  "Dragnet" premiers on December - 05.  

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 December - 05.  

1954  On December - 05 kTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting  

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 December - 05.  

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

1955  On this day in history paul Harvey, actor (Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree), dies at 73  

1956  On this day in history thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker," premieres in NYC  

1957  NYC becomes first city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law) on December - 05.  

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

1958  Ferdinand Bruckner, writer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1959  K S Duleepsinhji, cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), dies on December - 05.  

1963  On this day in history herbert H Lehman, (Gov-D-NY), dies  

1964  On this day in history 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.  

1964  Remy Angenot, Flemish actor (Tailor Wibbel), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1377  Jianwen Emperor of China (d. 1402) was born on December - 05.  

1443  Pope Julius II (d. 1513) was born on December - 05.  

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

1537  Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (d. 1597) was born on this day in history.  

1539  On December - 05 birth of fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian (d. 1604)  

1545  On December - 05 birth of janus Dousa, [Johan van de Does], Dutch politician/poet  

1547  On December - 05 birth of ubbo Emmius, [van Embden], Dutch-Frisian humanist/historian  

1661  On December - 05 birth of robert Haley, earl of Oxford/English premier (Whig, 1710-14)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0749  Death of Saint John of Damascus, theologian on this day in history.  

1082  Death of Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona on December - 05.  

1212  On this day in history derek II of Are, Bishop of Utrecht (1197-1212), dies  

1244  Johanna of Constantinople, countess of Flanders (1205-44), dies on December - 05.  

1355  On this day in history jan III, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies  

1560  On December - 05 francois II, King of France (1559-60), dies at 16  

1570  On this day in history death of johan Friis, Danish statesman (b. 1494)  

1594  Gerardus Mercator, Flemish philosopher/cartographer, dies at 82 on December - 05.  

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