December 5th is officially World Soil Day and Ninja Day.
We’re now on the 340th day of the year, and have only 26 days remaining in 2024. We also have 20 days away from Christmas Day.
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 fun & interesting facts about December 5th in history!
What memorable events happened on December 5 in history? Keep reading to find out!
The World Health Organization announced that 142,000 people died of measles around the world in 2018, nearly 20,000 more than in 2017.
Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, announced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump would be drawn up for the abuse of power.
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 the consumption of oil.
The Austrian courts ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in 2019.
NASA successfully launched Exploration Flight Test 1 to test the Orion crew module.
The flight was completed without a crew to test the various systems aboard the module to ensure safe passage for future astronauts. The Orion spacecraft is set to return humans to the Moon for the first time since the Apollo mission at some point in the 2030s.
Former NFL star O.J. Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery.
If today’s your birthday, you share this special day with Walt Disney! Here are other famous people born on this day.
19 years old
Dec 15, 1966 (Age 65)
38 years old
New Jersey, USA
54 years old
Unfortunately, December 5th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Nelson Mandela was a South African president born on July 18, 1918. He died on this day in 2013, at age 95 in Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Dec 5, 2013 (Age 95)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Of all of the quotes said on this day, these are the most well-known ones spoken on December 5th throughout history.
Quick Reminder: Everyone is faking it.
American Drag Queen
Fame is very agreeable, but the bad thing is that it goes on 24 hours a day.
Gabriel García Márquez
If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.
World Soil Day
Without soil, the world would starve, yet we never spend any time appreciating it. World Soil Day is an excellent opportunity to look at how we can eat more sustainably. It also raises awareness of the importance of healthy soil and its proper management.
International Ninja Day
Ninjas may not have been quite what we reimagine them as, but they were still pretty damn awesome. So celebrating Ninja Day is a whole lot of fun! You could read their history, watch some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, dress up as a ninja, or watch movies with ninjas.
THe Fact Site’s
Fun Fact Of The Day
From January 1973 until August 1974, Richard Nixon was the only living US President.
Birthday & Zodiac
Those of you who were born on this day share the Sagittarius zodiac sign.
Independence is tantamount to Sagittarians’ happiness, and they will go out of their way to ensure they are always self-sufficient.
People born in December have the Blue Topaz birthstone. This gemstone offers prosperity and fortune to the wearer while also protecting them from harm.
For people born on this day, your estimated date of conception falls on March 14 in the same year.
A baby that is conceived on December 5, 2024, will be born around August 28, 2025.