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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, December 5, 2023

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) –
  • Kirstie Alley (actress ) –
  • Norman Lear (television screenwriter and producer) –

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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