On This Day

Historical Events on December 5 (Part 2)

  • 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.

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

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2008 Former NFL star O.J. Simpson is sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 2010 99th Davis Cup: Serbia beats France in Belgrade (3-2)
  • 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
  • 2016 Malta becomes the 1st country in Europe to outlaw conversion therapy
  • 2017 Russia is banned from the next Winter Olympics in South Korea over state-sponsored doping
  • 2017 Austrian courts rule in favour of same-sex marriage from 2019
  • 2017 Netflix fires actor Danny Masterson from "The Ranch" after allegations of rape
  • 2017 Online store Amazon begins operations in Australia
  • 2017 Democratic representative John Conyers resigns from US Congress after allegations of sexual harassment
  • 2017 Artist Lubaina Himid wins Britain's Turner Prize, oldest person at 63 and first nonwhite woman

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2017 Twitter reveals K-pop boy band BTS were the most tweeted-about celebrities in 2017

K-Pop Star Jimin
K-Pop Star
Jimin

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2018 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
  • 2018 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
  • 2018 CO2 emissions reach all-time high (up 2.7%) driven by coal use in China and consumption of oil, in Global Carbon Project report
  • 2018 Wisconsin Republican senate passes bills restricting power of new Democratic governor Tony Evers

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2018 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
  • 2018 Arrest of Huawei Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou for possible violation of Iran sanctions in Canada

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2019 Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, announces articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump will be drawn up for abuse of power

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
US Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi
  • 2019 WHO says 142,000 people died of the measles around the world in 2018, nearly 20,000 more than in 2017
  • 2019 National strike in France; more than 800,000 people in 100 cities protest against proposed pension reform