Daily Calendar for December 5th, 2019

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1780s

  • Born 1782: Martin Van Buren (8th U.S. president). He was the first president to be a U.S. citizen at birth

1790s

  • Died 1791: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (composer)

1830s

  • Born 1839: George Armstrong Custer (U.S. Calvary officer)

1890s

  • 1893: Canada's first electric car debuted, in Toronto, Ontario

1900s

  • Born 1901: Walt Disney (animator & theme park developer)

  • Born 1902: Strom Thurmond (politician)

1920s

  • Died 1926: Claude Monet (painter)

  • 1929: American League for Physical Culture formed

1950s

  • Died 1951: "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (baseball player)

  • 1955: Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott to protest racial segregation on city buses

1960s

  • 1968: The Rolling Stones celebrated the release of Beggars Banquet with a custard pie fight at London's Kensington Gore Hotel

1970s

  • 1974: The last new episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus was broadcast on the BBC

1980s

  • 1983: The first six astronauts were chosen for the Canadian Space Program

  • Born 1985: Frankie Muniz (actor)

2010s

  • Died 2010: Don Meredith (football player & broadcaster)

  • Died 2011: Pusuke (world's oldest living dog until time of death)

  • 2012: Electric eels lit a Christmas tree at the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy, Utah

  • Died 2013: Nelson Mandela (political activist)

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