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Historical Events In December - 05

Monday, 01 March 2021

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

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

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

1941  David Wilson, English contractor/multi-millionaire on December - 05.  

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

1942  Buck Jones, Hollywood's last cowboy hero actor (Headin' East), buried on December - 05.  

1943  NFL Phila Eagle-Pitts Steeler merger disolves on December - 05.  

1944  German troops rob all the silver coin in Utrecht on this day in history.  

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 December - 05.  

1945  "Lost Squadron" crashes east of Florida (Bermuda Triangle) on December - 05.  

1946  Pres Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808 on this day in history.  

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

1947  Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title on December - 05.  

1948  NY Giant Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions on this day in history.  

1949  On this day in history ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title  

1950  On December - 05 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  On December - 05 "Dragnet" premiers  

1951  On this day in history "Dragnet" premieres  

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

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

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

1955  On December - 05 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  

1955  On December - 05 aFL & CIO merge, with George Meany as president  

1955  Paul Harvey, actor (Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree), dies at 73 on December - 05.  

1956  On December - 05 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  William Inge's "Dark at the Top of the Stairs," premieres in NYC on December - 05.  

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  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  On December - 05 birth of jianwen Emperor of China (d. 1402)  

1443  Pope Julius II (d. 1513) was born on this day in history.  

1495  On December - 05 birth of nicolas Cleynaerts, Flemish grammarian (d. 1542)  

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

1539  On this day in history birth of fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian (d. 1604)  

1545  On this day in history birth of janus Dousa, [Johan van de Does], Dutch politician/poet  

1547  Ubbo Emmius, [van Embden], Dutch-Frisian humanist/historian was born on this day in history.  

1661  On this day in history birth of robert Haley, earl of Oxford/English premier (Whig, 1710-14)  


Famous Deaths In December - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0749  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1244  Johanna of Constantinople, countess of Flanders (1205-44), dies on this day in history.  

1355  On December - 05 jan III, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies  

1560  On this day in history 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  On this day in history gerardus Mercator, Flemish philosopher/cartographer, dies at 82  

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