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Daily Calendar for Sunday, December 5, 2021

Born

  • Martin Van Buren (8th U.S. president. He was the first president to be a U.S. citizen at birth)
  • George Armstrong Custer (U.S. Calvary officer)
  • Walt Disney (animator & theme park developer)
  • Strom Thurmond (politician)
  • Frankie Muniz (actor)

Died

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (composer)
  • Claude Monet (painter)
  • Shoeless Joe Jackson (baseball player)
  • Don Meredith (football player & broadcaster)
  • Pusuke (world’s oldest living dog until time of death)
  • Nelson Mandela (political activist)

Events

  • The ship Mary Celeste was found abandoned
  • Canada’s first electric car debuted, in Toronto, Ontario
  • American League for Physical Culture formed
  • First large hydroponicum established, in Montebello, California
  • Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott to protest racial segregation on city buses
  • The Rolling Stones celebrated the release of Beggars Banquet with a custard pie fight at London’s Kensington Gore Hotel
  • The last new episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus was broadcast on the BBC
  • The first six astronauts were chosen for the Canadian Space Program
  • Electric eels lit a Christmas tree at the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy, Utah

Weather

  • Deadly tornado struck Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Boston, Massachusetts, received 18 inches of snow
  • Newport, Rhode Island, received 24 inches of snow

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