December 5, 2008 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Human remains previously found in 1991 are finally identified by Russian and American scientists as those of Tsar Nicholas II.

Deaths in History

  • Constantin Ticu Dumitrescu, Romanian politician and president of the Association of Romanian Former Political Prisoners. (b. 1928)
  • Patriarch Alexy II of Russia, head of the Russian Orthodox Church (b. 1929)