December 05: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On December 5, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 339th day of the Gregorian calendar is December 5. On this day, King Charles IX of France was crowned, the United States Constitution’s 21st Amendment was ratified, and E.D. Nixon and Rosa Parks led the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Sagittarius rules the 5th of December. Walt Disney, Frankie Muniz, and Anthony Martial all had famous birthdays. International Ninja Day and National Repeal Day are both celebrated on December 5.


(December 05, 2013)
Nelson Mandela, a South African patriot and statesman who helped abolish the country's apartheid racial segregation regime and usher in a peaceful transition to majority rule, died at the age of 95. photo source:


(December 05, 2017)
Following the discovery of a Russian state-sponsored doping operation, the International Olympic Committee barred Russia from competing in the 2018 Winter Games in Pyongch'ang, South Korea. photo source:

(Died on December 05, 2020)
Peter Alliss, English professional golfer (b. 1931).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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