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1958Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the UK by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh.

1950Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1832Andrew Jackson re-elected President of US

1792George Washington re-elected as US president

1973Paul McCartney releases album "Band on the Run" album

1978Free agent Pete Rose signs 4-year, $32 million contract with Phillies becoming highest paid baseball player

1847Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.

2008OJ Simpson is sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery

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

1984A's trade Rickey Henderson to Yankees for Jay Howell & Jose Rijo

1955Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery Alabama by Rosa Parks

63 BCCicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations.

2006Greg Maddux signs a one-year deal with the San Diego Padres worth $10 million

1717Blackbeard ransacks the merchant sloop "Margaret" and keeps her captain, Henry Bostock, prisoner for 8 hours before releasing him. Bostock would later provide the first recorded of Blackbeard's appearance, with specific reference to his "very black beard", providing the source for his name

1932German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa to enter America

1947Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1976Buffalo Bill OJ Simpson rushes 203 yards

771Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman.

1946Pres Harry Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808

1840Napoleon Bonaparte receives a french state funeral in Paris 19 years after his death

1892Sir John Thompson becomes the fourth Prime Minister of Canada.

1967Benjamin Spock & Allen Ginsberg arrested protesting against Vietnam war

1804Thomas Jefferson re-elected US President, George Clinton Vice President

198156th Australian Women Tennis: Navratilova beats Chris Evert (67 64 75)

1492Columbus discovers Hispaniola (El Espanola/Haiti)

1949Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title

December 5th Historical Events
Date Event
63
Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations. 
BC
AD
663
Fourth Council of Toledo takes place. 
771
Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman. 
1082
Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona is assassinated. 
1301
Pope Boniface VIII's degree Ausculta fili (only nominee) 
1349
500 Jews of Nuremberg massacre during Black Death riots 
1360
The French Franc is created. 
1408
Emir Edigu of Golden Horde reaches Moscow. 
1448
Bishop Jona of Moscow chosen as metropolitan of Kiev/Intoxication 
1456
Earthquake strikes Naples; about 35,000 die 
1492
Columbus discovers Hispaniola (El Espanola/Haiti) 
1496
Jews are expelled from Portugal by order of King Manuel I 
1590
Niccolo Sfondrati chosen as Pope Gregory XIV 
1602
Giulio Caccini's "Euridice," premieres in Florence 
1717
Blackbeard ransacks the merchant sloop "Margaret" and keeps her captain, Henry Bostock, prisoner for 8 hours before releasing him. Bostock would later provide the first recorded of Blackbeard's appearance, with specific reference to his "very black beard", providing the source for his name 
1741
-6] Russian princess Elisabeth Petrovna grabs powers 
1746
Revolt in Genoa against Spanish rule. 
1757
Battle of Leuthen: Prussian army beats Austrians 
1766
London auctioneers Christie's hold their first sale 
1775
At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts. 
1776
1st US fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa (William & Mary College), forms 
1792
George Washington re-elected as US president 
1798
Dutch troops occupy Hasselt 
1804
Thomas Jefferson re-elected US President, George Clinton Vice President 
1813
Lübeck surrenders to allied armies 
1815
Foundation of Maceió in Brazil. 
1830
Hector Berlioz' "Symphonique Fantastique" premieres in Paris 
1831
Former US President John Q Adams takes his seat as a member of House of Representatives 
1832
Andrew Jackson re-elected President of US 
1835
- 10th: Assault on Mexican-held San Antonio by Texan rebels 
1837
Hector Berlioz' "Requiem" premieres 
1837
Uprising under William Lyon Mackenzie in Canada 
1840
Napoleon Bonaparte receives a french state funeral in Paris 19 years after his death 
1846
C F Schoenbein obtains patent for cellulose nitrate explosive 
1847
Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post. 
1848
President Polk triggers Gold Rush of 1849 by confirming gold discovery in California 
1854
Aaron Allen of Boston patents folding theater chair 
1859
Dion Boucicault's "Octaroon" premieres in NYC 
1862
Battle of Coffeeville, MS 
1865
Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain. 
1868
1st American bicycle college opens (NY) 
1876
Daniel Stillson (Mass) patents 1st practical pipe wrench 
1876
Fire at Brooklyn Theater kills 295, trampled or burned to death 
1879
1st automatic telephone switching system patented 
1881
47th Congress (1881-83) convenes 
1887
Stanley's expedition reaches plateau at Lake Albert Congo 
1890
Berlioz' opera "Les Troyens" premieres in Karlsruhe 
1892
Anti-semite Hermann Ahlwardt elected to Germany's Reichstag 
1892
Sir John Thompson becomes the fourth Prime Minister of Canada. 
1893
1st electric car (built in Toronto) could go 15 miles between charges 
1894
Georges Feydeaus' "L'hôtel du libre échange" premieres in Paris 
1896
Henrik Ibsen's "Kejsor og Galileer" premieres in Leipzig 
1905
Henry Campbell-Bannermam (Lib) becomes UK PM 
1906
British government of Balfour resigns 
1908
1st US football uniform numerals used (University of Pittsburgh) 
1912
The Triple Alliance among Italy, Austria, and Germany (originally signed in 1882) is renewed for six years, beginning in 1914, a move inspired by instability in the Balkans 
1914
6th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats U of Toronto, 14-2 
1914
The Italian Parliament proclaims the neutrality of the country. 
1918
Oil refinery on Curacao opens 
1920
Pro football playoff game Akron & Buffalo 0-0 tie, title undecided 
1920
Dimitrios Rallis forms a government in Greece. 
1924
Hamilton Tiger Red Green scores 5 goals to beat Tor Maple Leafs 10-5 
1925
13th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats Win Tammany Tigers, 24-1 
1925
German government of Luther falls 
1926
Sergei Eisenstein's "Battleship Potemkin" debuts 
1928
England defeats Australia by record 675 runs at Brisbane 
1928
MW Miklas elected president of Austria 
1929
1st US nudist organization (American League for Physical Culture, NYC) 
1931
CFL Grey Cup: Mtl AAA beats Regina, 22-0 at Montreal 
1932
German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa to enter America 
1933
21st Amendment ratified, 18th Amendment (Prohibition) repealed (5:32 PM EST) 
1935
1st coml hydroponics operation established (Montebello California) 
1935
National Council of Negro Women forms by Mary McLeod Bethune (NYC) 
1936
24th CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia Imperials defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-20 
1936
Armenian SSR, Azerbaijan SSR, Georgian SSR, Kazakh SSR & Kirghiz SSR becomes constituent republics of Soviet Union 
1941
Football Writers Association of America organized 
1941
Patrick Hamilton's "Angel Street" premieres in NYC 
1941
Russian anti offensive in Moscow drives out nazi army 
1941
Sister Elizabeth Kenny new treatment for infantile paralysis approved 
1941
US aircraft carrier Lexington and 5 heavy cruisers leave Pearl Harbor 
1942
CFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto 
1942
Seyss-Inquart orders students in nazi-Germany to work 
1942
West Indies chocolate/coffee drop above Netherland 
1943
NFL Phila Eagle-Pitts Steeler merger disolves 
1944
German troops steal all the silver coin in Utrecht 
1945
"Lost Squadron" crashes east of Florida (Bermuda Triangle) 
1945
Special Council of Annulment affirms death sentence of Max Blokzijl 
1946
Pres Harry Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808 
1947
Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
1948
NY Giant Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions 
1949
Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title 
1950
Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title 
1950
Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India 
1951
"Dragnet" premieres 
1952
-8] worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die 
1954
KTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1955
AFL & CIO merge, with George Meany as president 
1955
Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery Alabama by Rosa Parks 
1955
The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge and form the AFL-CIO. 
1956
Thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker" premieres in NYC 
1957
William Inge's "Dark at the Top of the Stairs" premieres in NYC 
1957
NYC is 1st city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law) 
1957
Sukarno expels all Dutch people from Indonesia. 
1958
Phils drop plans for NY sportcast as Yanks threat to do same in Phila 
1958
WTOL TV channel 11 in Toledo, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1958
Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the UK by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh. 
1958
The Preston bypass, the UK's first stretch of motorway, opens to traffic for the first time. It is now part of the M6 and M55 motorways. 
1959
Intikhab Alam bowls Colin McDonald with 1st ball in Tests 
1960
Ghana drops diplomatic relations with Belgium 
1964
Vietnam War: for his heroism in battle earlier in the year, Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the war. 
1966
"I Do! I Do!" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 561 performances 
1967
Beatles clothing store "Apple" on 94 Baker Street, London, opens 
1967
Benjamin Spock & Allen Ginsberg arrested protesting against Vietnam war 
1968
Rolling Stones release "Beggar's Banquet" LP 
1969
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1970
LA Rams Willie Ellison sets NFL record of 247 yards rushing 
1970
Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy & Bill Masterson trophy stolen from NHL hall of fame 
1970
Premiere of Dario Fo's Morte accidentale di un anarchico. 
1971
KCBJ (now KMIZ) TV channel 17 in Columbia, MO (ABC) 1st broadcast 
1971
Libya nationalizes British Petroleum concession 
1972
38th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska (FL) 
1972
Australia Labour party wins parliamentary election 
1972
Joseph A Walker's "River Niger" premieres in NYC 
1973
Cubs' Ron Santo became 1st baseball player to veto his trade 
1973
Dodgers trade Willie Davis to Expos for relief pitcher Mike Marshall 
1973
Paul McCartney releases album "Band on the Run" album 
1974
1st Wash Cap penalty shot, Tom Williams unsuccessful vs Buff Sabres 
1974
1st World Football League Bowl, Birmingham Americans beat Florida 
1974
Airport terminal roof collapses killing 17 (Teheran Iran) 
1974
Monty Python's Flying Circus final episode airs on BBC 
1974
NFL's Seattle Seahawks forms 
1974
Oliver Tilden Triangle in the Bronx named 
1974
Tom Williams is unsuccessful on Wash Capitals 1st NHL penalty shot 
1974
Birmingham Americans defeat the Florida Blazers 22-21 in the WFL's World Bowl 
1975
"Me & Bessie" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 453 performances 
1975
NASA launches space vehicle S-196, it failed 
1976
Buffalo Bill OJ Simpson rushes 203 yards 
1977
Egypt breaks dipl relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq & S Yemen 
1978
EG decides establishes EMS, European Monetary System 
1978
Free agent Pete Rose signs 4-year, $32 million contract with Phillies becoming highest paid baseball player 
1978
Pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus 
1978
Sam Shepard's "Buried Child" premieres in NYC 
1978
Islanders took 28 shots in 1 period vs Penguins Penguins' Ross Lonsberry failed on 7th penalty shot against Islanders 
1979
Ireland premier Jack Lynch resigns 
1980
Bank of Canada's Canadian Currency Museum opens 
1981
47th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Allen, Southern Cal (RB) 
1981
56th Australian Women Tennis: Navratilova beats Chris Evert (67 64 75) 
1981
France performs nuclear test 
1982
Cleveland Browns' Brian Sipe sets club record with 33 pass completions 
1982
Herschel Walker of Georgia wins Heisman Trophy 
1982
Ingrid Berghmans (Neth) retains judo's world championship 
1982
Mel Gray ends NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions 
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
LA Dodger pitcher Steve Howe is suspended for 1 year for cocaine use 
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
A's trade Rickey Henderson to Yankees for Jay Howell & Jose Rijo 
1984
French colonies killed 10 Kanaken in New Caledonia 
1984
Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher 
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
53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (WR) 
1987
David Boon's 5th Test Cricket century, 143 v NZ at Brisbane 
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
Blue Jays trade F McGriff & T Fernandez to SD for R Alomar & J Carter 
1990
Former Noriega aide Luis del Cid pleads guilty 
1990
Salman Rushdie, author, ordered to death by Iran for blasphemy, appears in public for 1st time in 2 years 
1990
Iraq announces willingness to speak with US about resolving the Persian Gulf crisis 
1991
"Catskills on Broadway" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 452 perfs 
1991
Charles Keating Jr (Lincoln Savings & Loan fraud), found guilty 
1991
NY Daily News files for protection under chapter 11 
1993
"Timon of Athens" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 performances 
1993
82nd Davis Cup: Germany beats Australia in Dusseldorf (4-1) 
1993
Astronauts begin repair of Hubble telescope in space 
1993
Melissa Mcnamara/Mike Sopringer wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic 
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
"Dreams & Nightmares," opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC 
1996
Players union approves new collective bargaining agreement 
1996
Portland's Jermaine O'Neal, 18, becomes youngest NBA player 
1997
1st Game at Wash Capitals' MCI Center vs Fla Panthers 
1997
STS 87 (Columbia 24) lands 
1999
88th Davis Cup: Australia beats France in Nice (3-2) 
2004
93rd Davis Cup: Spain beats USA in Seville (3-2) 
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. 
2006
Greg Maddux signs a one-year deal with the San Diego Padres worth $10 million 
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. 
2008
Human remains previously found in 1991 are finally identified by Russian and American scientists as those of Tsar Nicholas II
2008
OJ Simpson is sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery 
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 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 
2015
NASA releases clearest images of Pluto world might see for decades 
2015
3 stabbed at London tube station in terror attack, police say 
2016
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Resigns After 8 Years 
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