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December 5: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on December 5

December 5th is officially World Soil Day and Ninja Day.

We’re now on the 339th day of the year, and have only 26 days left until the new year, and we’re only 20 days away from Christmas.

Those of you who were born on this day share the Sagittarius zodiac sign.

December 5th in history was a very important day for film and TV, music and celebrities. Here you’ll find historic events that happened on this very day.

Did you know that on this day in 2008, O.J. Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery? He was granted parole nine years later.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about December 5th in history!

What Happened On December 5 In History?

2019

The World Health Organization stated that 142,000 people died of the measles around the world in 2018, nearly 20,000 more than in 2017.

2019

Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, announced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump would be drawn up for abuse of power.

Source CNBC
2018

In the Global Carbon Project, it was reported that CO2 emissions reached an all-time high (up 2.7%) driven by coal use in China and consumption of oil.

2017

The Austrian courts ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in 2019.

Source BBC
2008

Former NFL star O.J. Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery.

2006

Audrey Hepburn’s dress was auctioned off at record price.

Hepburn's classic little black dress from "Breakfast at Tiffany's" was auctioned for charity for $923,187 dollars. This took the world auction record for a dress made for a film.
2003

Mexican singer Thalia the “Queen of Latin Pop” was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.

2002

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, directed by Peter Jackson, premiered in New York.

OTD in 2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
1974

The final episode of Monty Python aired, which disbanded due to one member who lost interest and another who struggled with alcoholism.

1848

President James K. Polk confirmed a gold discovery.

The Gold Rush of 1849 was triggered by the US President when he confirmed the gold discovery in California during an address to the Congress.
1792

George Washington was re-elected as the US President.

OTD in 1792: George Washington was re-elected as the US President.
President George Washington was re-elected by a unanimous vote in the Electoral College, along with John Adams being re-elected as Vice President.
1776

The first fraternity in the US was founded at William and Mary College: Phi Beta Kappa.

Did you know that on this day, December 5th 2008, O.J. Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery?