What Happened On This Day – December 5
2005 UK's Civil Partnership Act of 2004 comes into force
UK's Civil Partnership Act of 2004 came into force almost a year after it was passed.
1977 Egypt breaks all relations with Arab countries
President Anwar al-Sadat broke all relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, and South Yemen in response to these countries and the Palestinian Liberation Organization signing the Declaration of Tripoli. The declaration followed Sadat's visit to Israel.
1936 Establishment of the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic
The Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic was established as a republic of the Soviet Union.
1933 End of prohibition in the U.S.
A national ban on alcohol in the U.S. first instituted in 1920 by the 18th amendment, ended on this day after the ratification of the 21st amendment.
1766 Christie's hold their first sale
Art auction house Christie's founder James Christie made his first art sale.
Births On This Day – December 5
1975 Ronnie O'Sullivan
English snooker player
1927 Bhumibol Adulyadej
1907 Lin Biao
Chinese military officer, politician, Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China
1901 Walt Disney
American animator, director, screenwriter, producer, co-founded The Company
1901 Werner Heisenberg
German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
Deaths On This Day – December 5
2012 Dave Brubeck
American pianist, composer
2007 Karlheinz Stockhausen
1950 Sri Aurobindo
1891 Pedro II of Brazil
1791 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart