On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Arrest of Huawei Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou for possible violation of Iran sanctions in Canada
  • CO2 emissions reach all-time high (up 2.7%) driven by coal use in China and consumption of oil, in Global Carbon Project report

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Letter by Albert Einstein from 1954 on concept of religion sells for $2.9 million at Christie's in New York

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

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National day of mourning for former US President George H. W. Bush as he lies in state at the Capitol Rotunda, Washington

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • US state funeral for former president George H. W. Bush, eulogy by George W Bush, attended by President Donald Trump predecessors Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter
  • Wisconsin Republican senate passes bills restricting power of new Democratic governor Tony Evers