On This Day: December 05th
This is 340th day of the year and 26 days remain in the year.
President Polk triggered the Gold Rush of 1848 by confirming that gold had been discovered in California.
Having left New York on Nov. 5, the brigantine Mary Celeste was found adrift off Portugal with everyone aboard mysteriously missing.
The 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing prohibition, was ratified.
The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the AFL-CIO.
An Italian jury convicts Amanda Knox, an American student, of murdering her former roommate, English student Meredith Kercher, in 2007.
December 05 BirthdaysGeorge Armstrong Custer1839–1876, American military officer.
Martin Van Buren8th U.S. president
Bill Pickettcowboy, rodeo star
Walt Disneyfilm producer
Strom ThurmondU.S. senator
Otto Premingerdirector, producer