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Notable Historical Events for December 5th

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

1976Buffalo Bill OJ Simpson rushes 203 yards

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

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.

1967Benjamin Spock & Allen Ginsberg arrested protesting against Vietnam war

1955Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery Alabama by Rosa Parks

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.

1932German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa to enter America

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

December 5th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 5th

1839George Armstrong Custer, New Rumley, Ohio, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1876)

1903Cecil Frank Powell, Tonbridge, Kent, physicist, discovered pion (Nobel 1950), (d.1969)

1901Walter Elias disney, Chicago, animator (Mickey Mouse), (d. 1966)

1443Pope Julius II, Albisola, Republic of Genoa, Pope (1503-13), patron of Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael, (d. 1513)

1782Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook New York, (D) 8th US president (1837-41)

1859John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, British Admiral of the Fleet, Southampton

December 5th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 5th

1926Gangster Carlo Gambino (24) weds his first cousin Catherine Castellano

1945Actor Eddie Albert (39) weds actress Margo (28)

December 5th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 5th

2013Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner (1962-1990) and South African President (1994-99) dies of a lung infection at 95

1784Phillis Wheatley, American poet and first published African-American woman, dies in Boston at 31

1870Alexandre Dumas, French writer, dies at 68

1926Claude Monet, French impressionist, dies at 86

2002Roone Arledge, American sports broadcasting pioneer, dies of prostate cancer at 71

1965Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist, Nobel laureate for shock therapy (b. 1874)

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