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.
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 Events Happened On December 5 In History?
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.
Audrey Hepburn’s dress was auctioned off at a record price.
Hepburn's classic little black dress from "Breakfast at Tiffany's" was auctioned for charity for $923,187. This took the world auction record for a dress made for a film.
Mexican singer Thalia the “Queen of Latin Pop,” was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, directed by Peter Jackson, premiered in New York.
Ukraine elected its first President since the nation gained its independence from the Soviet Union.
The final episode of Monty Python aired, which disbanded due to one member who lost interest and another who struggled with alcoholism.
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 Congress.
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.
The first fraternity in the US was founded at William and Mary College: Phi Beta Kappa.
Famous Quotes Said On December 5
Of all of the quotes said on this day, these are the most well-known ones spoken on December 5th throughout history.
“Fame is very agreeable, but the bad thing is that it goes on 24 hours a day.”
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