On This Day in History for December 5 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 138 of 138

  • 1975 NASA launches space vehicle S-196, it failed
  • 1977 Egypt breaks off diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq & South Yemen
  • 1978 Pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus
  • 1978 Sam Shepard's "Buried Child" premieres in NYC
  • 1979 Ireland premier Jack Lynch resigns
  • 1980 Bank of Canada's Canadian Currency Museum opens
  • 1981 France performs nuclear test
  • 1982 Seattle Univ Baptist Ch declares sanctuary for Cen Am refugees
  • 1982 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983 12 killed by a car bomb shattering 9-story building in west Beirut
  • 1983 ICIMOD established and inaugurated with its headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal, and legitimised through an Act of Parliament in Nepal in the same year.
  • 1984 French colonies killed 10 Kanaken in New Caledonia
  • 1985 Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 1,500 level for 1st time
  • 1985 Great Britain performs nuclear test
  • 1985 Sam Shepard's "Lie of the Mind" premieres in NYC
  • 1987 Schonbrunn skates world record 3 km ladies (4:16.76)
  • 1988 NC federal grand jury indict PTL founder Jim Bakker on fraud & conspiracy
  • 1988 Shuttle Atlantis launches world's 1st nuclear-war-fighting satellite
  • 1989 France TGV train reaches world record speed of 482.4 kph
  • 1990 Former Noriega aide Luis del Cid pleads guilty
  • 1990 Brish British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie appears in public for 1st time in 2 years after Iran called for his assassination
  • 1990 Iraq announces willingness to speak with US about resolving the Persian Gulf crisis
  • 1991 Charles Keating Jr (Lincoln Savings & Loan fraud), found guilty
  • 1991 NY Daily News files for protection under chapter 11
  • 1993 Astronauts begin repair of Hubble telescope in space
  • 1993 Rafael Caldera elected president of Venezuela
  • 1993 The mayor of Wien (Vienna), Helmut Zilk, is wounded by a letter bomb.
  • 1995 The Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.
  • 1996 Players union approves new collective bargaining agreement
  • 1997 STS 87 (Columbia 24) lands
  • 2005 The Lake Tanganyika earthquake causes significant damage, mostly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • 2005 The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there.
  • 2006 Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.
  • 2007 Westroads Mall massacre: A gunman opens fire with a semi-automatic rifle at an Omaha, Nebraska mall, killing eight people before taking his own life.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2008 Human remains previously found in 1991 are finally identified by Russian and American scientists as those of Tsar Nicholas II.

  • 2012 8 people are killed and 12 injured by a magnitude 5.6 earthquake in South Korea
  • 2012 In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne cuts the UK growth forecast for 2013 to 1.2% from the 2% forecast in the budget
  • 2013 52 people are killed and 167 are injured in a militant attack on a defense ministry compound in Sana'a, Yemen

Birthdays in History

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Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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