On This Day: December 05th
This is 339th day of the year and 26 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—7 Kislev 5780
- Chinese calendar—the 10th day of the 11th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
President Polk triggered the Gold Rush of 1848 by confirming that gold had been discovered in California.
1839–1876, American military officer.
Martin Van Buren8th U.S. president
Bill Pickettcowboy, rodeo star
Walt Disneyfilm producer
Strom ThurmondU.S. senator
Otto Premingerdirector, producer
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.