December 5 Events 63 BC - Cicero gives the fourth and final of the Catiline Orations. 633 - Fourth Council of Toledo takes place. 1082 - Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona is assassinated. 1408 - Emir Edigu of Golden Horde reaches Moscow. 1484 - Pope Innocent VIII issues the Summis desiderantes affectibus, a papal bull that deputizes Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger as inquisitors to root out alleged witchcraft in Germany. 1492 - Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola. 1496 - King Manuel I of Portugal issues a decree ordering the expulsion of Jewish "heretics" from the country. 1560 - Charles IX becomes king of France. 1757 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Leuthen: Frederick II of Prussia leads Prussian forces to a decisive victory over Austrian forces under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine. 1766 - In London, auctioneer James Christie holds his first sale. 1775 - At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1776 - Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest academic honor society in the U.S., holds its first meeting at the College of William & Mary. 1831 - Former U.S. President John Quincy Adams takes his seat in the House of Representatives. 1847 - Jefferson Davis is elected to the U.S. Senate. 1848 - California Gold Rush: In a message to the United States Congress, U.S. President James K. Polk confirms that large amounts of gold had been discovered in California. 1865 - Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain. 1931 - Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow was destroyed on orders from Joseph Stalin. 1933 - The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified. 1934 - Abyssinia Crisis: Italian troops attack Wal Wal in Abyssinia, taking four days to capture the city. 1935 - Mary McLeod Bethune founds the National Council of Negro Women in New York City. 1936 - The Soviet Union adopts a new constitution and the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic is established as a full Union Republic of the USSR. 1941 - World War II: In the Battle of Moscow, Georgy Zhukov launches a massive Soviet counter-attack against the German army. 1941 - World War II: Great Britain declares war on Finland, Hungary and Romania. 1943 - World War II: Allied air forces begin attacking Germany's secret weapons bases in Operation Crossbow. 1945 - World War II: Flight 19, a group of TBF Avengers, disappears in the Bermuda Triangle, in one of the most famous aviation mysteries in history. 1952 - Beginning of the Great Smog in London. A cold fog combines with air pollution and brings the city to a standstill for four days. Later, a Ministry of Health report estimates 4,000 fatalities as a result of it. 1955 - The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge and form the AFL–CIO. 1955 - E. D. Nixon and Rosa Parks lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott. 1958 - Subscriber Trunk Dialling is inaugurated in the United Kingdom by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh. 1958 - The Preston By-pass, the UK's first stretch of motorway, opens to traffic for the first time. 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. 1964 - Lloyd J. Old discovered the first linkage between the major histocompatibility complex and disease—mouse leukemia—opening the way for the recognition of the importance of the MHC in the immune response. 1966 - The musical I Do! I Do!, starring Mary Martin and Robert Preston opens at the 46th Street Theatre, in New York City, and closes on June 15, 1968, after 560 performances. 1971 - Battle of Gazipur: Pakistani forces stand defeated as India cedes Gazipur to Bangladesh. 1977 - Egypt breaks diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq and South Yemen. The move is in retaliation for the Declaration of Tripoli against Egypt. 1983 - Dissolution of the Military Junta in Argentina. 1991 - Leonid Kravchuk is elected the first president of Ukraine. 1995 - Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lanka's government announces the conquest of the Tamil stronghold of Jaffna. 1999 - Helen Clark is sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand, the second woman to hold the post and the first to be elected to the role. 2004 - The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there. 2005 - The 6.8 Lake Tanganyika earthquake shakes the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X, killing six people. 2006 - Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji. 2007 - Westroads Mall shooting: Nineteen-year-old Robert A. Hawkins kills eight people, including himself, with a WASR-10 at a Von Maur department store in Omaha, Nebraska. 2013 - Militants attack a Defense Ministry compound in Sana'a, Yemen, killing at least 56 people and injuring 200 others. 2014 - Exploration Flight Test 1, the first flight test of Orion is launched.
2017 - The International Olympic Committee bans Russia from competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics for doping at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Births 852 - Zhu Wen, Chinese emperor 1377 - Jianwen Emperor of China 1389 - Zbigniew Oleśnicki, Polish cardinal and statesman 1443 - Pope Julius II 1470 - Willibald Pirckheimer, German lawyer and author 1495 - Nicolas Cleynaerts, Flemish philologist and lexicographer 1537 - Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shōgun 1539 - Fausto Sozzini, Italian theologian and author 1547 - Ubbo Emmius, Dutch historian and geographer 1556 - Anne Cecil, Countess of Oxford, English countess 1595 - Henry Lawes, English composer 1661 - Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department 1666 - Francesco Scarlatti, Italian violinist and composer 1687 - Francesco Geminiani, Italian violinist and composer 1697 - Giuseppe de Majo, Italian organist and composer 1782 - Martin Van Buren, American lawyer and politician, 8th President of the United States 1784 - George Shepherd, English illustrator and painter 1803 - Fyodor Tyutchev, Russian poet and diplomat 1820 - Afanasy Fet, Russian poet and author 1822 - Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American philosopher and academic, co-founded Radcliffe College 1829 - Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French-Canadian lawyer and politician, 4th Premier of Quebec 1830 - Christina Rossetti, English poet and author 1839 - George Armstrong Custer, American general 1841 - Marcus Daly, Irish-American businessman 1849 - Eduard Seler, German anthropologist, ethnohistorian, linguist, and academic 1855 - Clinton Hart Merriam, American zoologist, ornithologist, entomologist, and ethnographer 1859 - John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, English admiral and politician, 2nd Governor-General of New Zealand 1861 - Konstantin Korovin, Russian-French painter and set designer 1862 - John Henry Leech, English entomologist 1863 - Paul Painlevé, French mathematician and politician, 84th Prime Minister of France 1866 - John Beresford, Irish polo player 1866 - Traian Demetrescu, Romanian poet and author 1867 - Antti Aarne, Finnish author and academic 1867 - Józef Piłsudski, Polish field marshal and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Poland 1868 - Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist and academic 1869 - Ellis Parker Butler, American author and poet 1870 - Vítězslav Novák, Czech composer and educator 1872 - Harry Nelson Pillsbury, American chess player 1875 - Arthur Currie, Canadian general 1879 - Clyde Vernon Cessna, American pilot and businessman, founded the Cessna Aircraft Corporation 1881 - René Cresté, French actor and director 1886 - Rose Wilder Lane, American journalist and author 1886 - Pieter Oud, Dutch historian, academic, and politician, Minister of Finance of the Netherlands 1886 - Nikolai Uglanov, Soviet politician 1890 - David Bomberg, English painter, illustrator, and academic 1890 - Fritz Lang, Austrian-American director, producer, and screenwriter 1891 - Paul Kogerman, Estonian chemist and academic 1894 - Charles Robberts Swart, South African lawyer and politician, 1st State President of South Africa 1895 - Elbert Frank Cox, American mathematician and academic 1896 - Ann Nolan Clark, American historian, author, and educator 1896 - Carl Ferdinand Cori, Czech-American biochemist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate 1897 - Nunnally Johnson, American director, producer, and screenwriter 1897 - Gershom Scholem, German-Israeli philosopher and historian 1898 - Josh Malihabadi, Indian-Pakistani poet and translator 1898 - Grace Moore, American soprano and actress 1900 - Jimmy Dimmock, English footballer 1901 - Walt Disney, American animator, director, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded The Walt Disney Company 1901 - Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist and author 1901 - Werner Heisenberg, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate 1902 - Emeric Pressburger, Hungarian-English director, producer, and screenwriter 1902 - Strom Thurmond, American educator, general, and politician, 103rd Governor of South Carolina 1903 - Johannes Heesters, Dutch-German actor and singer 1903 - C. F. Powell, English-Italian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate 1905 - Gus Mancuso, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster 1905 - Otto Preminger, Austrian-American actor, director, and producer 1905 - Francisco Javier Arana, Guatemalan Army colonel and briefly Guatemalan head of state 1907 - Lin Biao, Chinese general and politician, 2nd Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China 1907 - Giuseppe Occhialini, Italian-French physicist and academic 1910 - Abraham Polonsky, American director and screenwriter 1911 - Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist and composer 1912 - Sonny Boy Williamson II, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player 1912 - Kate Simon, American travel writer 1913 - Esther Borja, Cuban soprano and actress 1914 - Hans Hellmut Kirst, German lieutenant and author 1916 - Hilary Koprowski, Polish-American virologist and immunologist, created the world's first effective live polio vaccine 1916 - Walt McPherson, American basketball player and coach 1917 - Ken Downing, English race car driver 1918 - Charity Adams Earley, Black American Army officer 1919 - Alun Gwynne Jones, Baron Chalfont, English historian and politician 1921 - Alvy Moore, American actor and producer 1922 - Casey Ribicoff, American philanthropist 1922 - Don Robertson, American songwriter and pianist 1924 - Robert Sobukwe, South African banker and politician 1925 - Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Nicaraguan politician, 73rd President of Nicaragua 1926 - Adetowun Ogunsheye, first female Nigerian professor and university dean 1927 - Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thai king 1927 - W.D. Amaradeva, Sri Lankan musician and composer 1929 - Madis Kõiv, Estonian physicist, philosopher, and author 1930 - Yi-Fu Tuan, Chinese-American geographer 1931 - Ladislav Novák, Czech footballer and manager 1932 - Alf Dubs, Baron Dubs, British politician 1932 - Sheldon Lee Glashow, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate 1932 - Jim Hurtubise, American race car driver 1932 - Little Richard, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor 1932 - Nadira, Indian actress 1933 - Gennadiy Agapov, Russian race walker 1933 - Harry Holgate, Australian politician, 36th Premier of Tasmania 1934 - Joan Didion, American novelist and screenwriter 1935 - Calvin Trillin, American novelist, humorist, and journalist 1935 - Yury Vlasov, Ukrainian-Russian weightlifter and politician 1936 - James Lee Burke, American journalist, author, and academic 1938 - J. J. Cale, American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1940 - Tony Crafter, Australian cricket umpire 1940 - Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager 1940 - Peter Pohl, Swedish author, director, and screenwriter 1940 - Frank Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer 1942 - Bryan Murray, Canadian ice hockey coach 1943 - Eva Joly, Norwegian-French judge and politician 1943 - Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, South Korean cardinal 1944 - Jeroen Krabbé, Dutch actor, director, and producer 1945 - Serge Chapleau, Canadian cartoonist 1945 - Moshe Katsav, Iranian-Israeli educator and politician, 8th President of Israel 1946 - José Carreras, Spanish tenor and actor 1946 - Andy Kim, Canadian pop singer-songwriter 1946 - Sarel van der Merwe, South African race car driver 1947 - Rudy Fernandez, Filipino triathlete 1947 - Bruce Golding, Jamaican lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Jamaica 1947 - Tony Gregory, Irish activist and politician 1947 - Jim Messina, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer 1947 - Jim Plunkett, American football player and radio host 1947 - Kim Simmonds, Welsh blues-rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer 1947 - Don Touhig, Welsh journalist and politician 1948 - Denise Drysdale, Australian television host and actress 1949 - John Altman, English composer and conductor 1949 - David Manning, English civil servant and diplomat, British Ambassador to the United States 1951 - Link Byfield, Canadian journalist and author 1951 - Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Belgian painter and illustrator 1952 - Eva Dillner, Swedish author 1953 - Gwen Lister, South African-Namibian journalist, publisher, and activist 1954 - Hanif Kureishi, English author and playwright 1954 - Gary Roenicke, American baseball player and scout 1955 - Miyuki Kawanaka, Japanese singer 1955 - Juha Tiainen, Finnish hammer thrower 1956 - Klaus Allofs, German footballer and manager 1956 - Adam Thorpe, French-English author, poet, and playwright 1956 - Krystian Zimerman, Polish virtuoso pianist 1957 - Raquel Argandoña, Chilean model, actress, and politician 1959 - Lee Chapman, English footballer 1959 - Oleksandr Yaroslavsky, Ukrainian businessman 1960 - Frans Adelaar, Dutch footballer and manager 1960 - Osvaldo Golijov, Argentinian-American composer and educator 1960 - Jack Russell, American singer-songwriter and producer 1960 - Matthew Taylor, English businessman and politician 1961 - Ralf Dujmovits, German mountaineer 1961 - Laura Flanders, British journalist 1962 - José Cura, Argentinian tenor, conductor, and director 1962 - Pablo Morales, American swimmer and coach 1962 - Nivek Ogre, Canadian singer-songwriter 1962 - Fred Rutten, Dutch footballer and manager 1963 - Doctor Dré, American television and radio host 1963 - Carrie Hamilton, American actress and playwright 1963 - Alberto Nisman, Argentinian lawyer 1963 - Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards, British Olympic ski jumper 1964 - Martin Vinnicombe, Australian cyclist 1965 - Manish Malhotra, Indian fashion designer 1965 - John Rzeznik, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer 1965 - Wayne Smith, Jamaican rapper 1965 - Valeriy Spitsyn, Russian race walker 1967 - Gary Allan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1968 - Margaret Cho, American comedian, actress, producer, and screenwriter 1968 - Lisa Marie, American model and actress 1968 - Lydia Millet, American novelist 1968 - Falilat Ogunkoya, Nigerian sprinter 1968 - Dynamite Kid, English wrestler 1969 - Eric Etebari, American actor, director, and producer 1969 - Morgan J. Freeman, American director, producer, and screenwriter 1969 - Sajid Javid, British Pakistani banker and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1969 - Lewis Pugh, English swimmer and lawyer 1969 - Ramón Ramírez, Mexican footballer 1970 - Kevin Haller, Canadian ice hockey player 1970 - Michel'le, American singer-songwriter 1971 - Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, German businessman and politician, German Federal Minister of Defence 1971 - Ashia Hansen, American-English triple jumper 1971 - Gabriel Hjertstedt, Swedish golfer 1972 - Cliff Floyd, American baseball player and sportscaster 1972 - Mike Mahoney, American baseball player 1972 - Duane Ross, American hurdler and coach 1973 - Argo Arbeiter, Estonian footballer 1973 - Andrei Krasnopjorov, Estonian footballer 1973 - Mikelangelo Loconte, Italian singer-songwriter, producer, and actor 1973 - Luboš Motl, Czech physicist and academic 1973 - Shalom Harlow, Canadian model 1974 - Charlie Batch, American football player and sportscaster 1974 - Ravish Kumar, Indian journalist and author 1974 - Brian Lewis, American sprinter 1975 - Ronnie O'Sullivan, English snooker player and radio host 1975 - Paula Patton, American actress 1976 - Amy Acker, American actress 1976 - Xavier Garbajosa, French rugby player 1976 - Sachiko Kokubu, Japanese actress and model 1976 - Rachel Komisarz, American swimmer and coach 1977 - Peter van der Vlag, Dutch footballer 1978 - Neil Druckmann, American video game designer and author 1978 - Olli Jokinen, Finnish ice hockey player 1978 - Marcelo Zalayeta, Uruguayan footballer 1979 - Matteo Ferrari, Italian footballer 1979 - Niklas Hagman, Finnish ice hockey player 1979 - Gareth McAuley, Northern Irish footballer 1979 - Nick Stahl, American actor and producer 1980 - Ibrahim Maalouf, Lebanese-French trumpet player and composer 1980 - Jessica Paré, Canadian actress 1982 - Eddy Curry, American basketball player 1982 - Trai Essex, American football player 1982 - Keri Hilson, American singer-songwriter and actress 1983 - Cooper Cronk, Australian rugby league player 1985 - Shikhar Dhawan, Indian cricketer 1985 - Frankie Muniz, American actor, drummer, and race car driver 1985 - Nico Verdonck, Belgian race car driver 1985 - Danny Wicks, Australian rugby league player 1986 - LeGarrette Blount, American football player 1986 - James Hinchcliffe, Canadian race car driver 1986 - Justin Smoak, American baseball player 1987 - Tommy Fraser, English footballer 1988 - Joanna Rowsell, English cyclist 1989 - Jurrell Casey, American football player 1990 - Montee Ball, American football player 1991 - Jacopo Sala, Italian footballer 1992 - Ilja Antonov, Estonian footballer 1992 - Natalie Sourisseau, Canadian field hockey player 1993 - Ross Barkley, English footballer 1994 - Ondrej Duda, Slovak footballer 1994 - Grant Ward, English footballer 1995 - Danny Levi, New Zealand rugby league player 1995 - Anthony Martial, French footballer 1995 - Kaetlyn Osmond, Canadian figure skater Deaths 63 BC - Publius Cornelius Lentulus Sura, Roman politician 334 - Li Ban, emperor of Cheng Han 902 - Ealhswith, queen consort and wife of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex 1082 - Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona 1212 - Dirk van Are, bishop and lord of Utrecht 1244 - Joan, Countess of Flanders and Hainault 1355 - John III, Duke of Brabant 1560 - Francis II of France 1570 - Johan Friis, Danish politician 1624 - Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist and physician 1654 - Jean François Sarrazin, French author and poet 1663 - Severo Bonini, Italian organist and composer 1749 - Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye, Canadian commander and explorer 1758 - Johann Friedrich Fasch, German violinist and composer 1770 - James Stirling, Scottish mathematician and surveyor 1784 - Phillis Wheatley, Senegal-born slave, later American poet 1791 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer and musician 1819 - Friedrich Leopold zu Stolberg-Stolberg, German poet and lawyer 1870 - Alexandre Dumas, French novelist and playwright 1887 - Eliza R. Snow, American poet and songwriter 1891 - Pedro II of Brazil 1917 - Jean Sandberg 1918 - Schalk Willem Burger, South African commander, lawyer, and politician, 6th President of the South African Republic 1925 - Władysław Reymont, Polish novelist, Nobel Prize laureate 1926 - Claude Monet, French painter 1931 - Vachel Lindsay, American poet 1940 - Jan Kubelík, Czech violinist and composer 1941 - Amrita Sher-Gil, Hungarian-Pakistani painter 1942 - Jock Delves Broughton, English captain 1946 - Louis Dewis, Belgian-French painter and educator 1951 - Shoeless Joe Jackson, American baseball player and manager 1951 - Abanindranath Tagore, Indian painter, author, and academic 1953 - William Sterling Parsons, American admiral 1955 - Glenn L. Martin, American pilot and businessman, founded the Glenn L. Martin Company 1961 - Emil Fuchs, German-American lawyer and businessman 1963 - Karl Amadeus Hartmann, German composer and educator 1963 - Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Indian-Pakistani lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Pakistan 1964 - V. Veerasingam, Sri Lankan educator and politician 1965 - Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist, neuroscientist, and academic Nobel Prize laureate 1968 - Fred Clark, American actor 1969 - Claude Dornier, German engineer and businessman, founded Dornier Flugzeugwerke 1969 - Princess Alice of Battenberg 1973 - Robert Watson-Watt, Scottish engineer, invented the radar 1975 - Constance McLaughlin Green, American historian and author 1977 - Katherine Milhous, American author and illustrator 1977 - Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Russian marshal and politician, Minister of Defence for the Soviet Union 1979 - Jesse Pearson, American actor, singer, and screenwriter 1983 - Robert Aldrich, American director, producer, and screenwriter 1984 - Cecil M. Harden, American politician 1986 - Edward Youde, Welsh-Chinese sinologist and diplomat, 26th Governor of Hong Kong 1989 - John Pritchard, English conductor and director 1990 - Alfonso A. Ossorio, Filipino-American painter and sculptor 1994 - Harry Horner, Czech-American director, producer, and production designer 1995 - L. B. Cole, American illustrator and publisher 1995 - Charles Evans, English mountaineer, surgeon, and educator 1995 - Gwen Harwood, Australian poet and playwright 1995 - Clair Cameron Patterson, American scientist 1997 - Eugen Cicero, Romanian-German jazz pianist 1998 - Albert Gore, Sr., American lawyer and politician 2001 - Franco Rasetti, Italian-American physicist and academic 2002 - Roone Arledge, American sportscaster and producer 2002 - Ne Win, Burmese general and politician, 4th President of Burma 2005 - Edward L. Masry, American lawyer and politician 2006 - David Bronstein, Ukrainian-Belarusian chess player and theoretician 2007 - Andrew Imbrie, American composer and academic 2007 - George Paraskevaides, Greek-Cypriot businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Joannou & Paraskevaides 2007 - Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer and academic 2008 - Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow 2008 - George Brecht, American chemist and composer 2008 - Nina Foch, Dutch-American actress 2008 - Beverly Garland, American actress and businesswoman 2008 - Anca Parghel, Romanian singer-songwriter and pianist 2009 - William Lederer, American soldier and author 2010 - Alan Armer, American director, producer, and screenwriter 2010 - Don Meredith, American football player, sportscaster, and actor 2011 - Peter Gethin, English race car driver 2011 - Gennady Logofet, Russian footballer and manager 2012 - Dave Brubeck, American pianist and composer 2012 - Elisabeth Murdoch, Australian philanthropist 2012 - Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect, designed the United Nations Headquarters and Cathedral of Brasília 2012 - Ignatius IV of Antioch, Syrian patriarch 2013 - Fred Bassetti, American architect and academic, founded Bassetti Architects 2013 - William B. Edmondson, American lawyer and diplomat, United States Ambassador to South Africa 2013 - Nelson Mandela, South African lawyer and politician, 1st President of South Africa, Nobel Prize laureate 2014 - Ernest C. Brace, American captain and pilot 2014 - Fabiola, Queen of Belgium 2014 - Talât Sait Halman, Turkish poet, translator, and historian 2014 - Jackie Healy-Rae, Irish hurdler and politician 2014 - Silvio Zavala, Mexican historian and author 2015 - Vic Eliason, American clergyman and radio host, founded VCY America 2015 - Tibor Rubin, Hungarian-American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient 2015 - Chuck Williams, American businessman and author, founded Williams Sonoma 2016 - Jayalalithaa, Indian politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu 2017 - Michael I of Romania, fifth and last king of Romania 2017 - August Ames, Canadian American pornographic actress 2018 - Dynamite Kid, English wrestler Holidays and observances Christian feast day: *Abercius *Clement of Alexandria *Crispina *Dalmatius of Pavia *Gerbold *Justinian of Ramsey Island *Nicetius *Pelinus of Brindisi *Sabbas the Sanctified *December 5 Children's Day Day of Military Honour - Battle of Moscow Discovery Day International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development Klozum Saint Nicholas' Eve *Krampusnacht The King Bhumibol Adulyadej Memorial Birthday World Soil Day
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