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 This day in History - December 5
353 Historic Events for December 5
1941

Football Writers Association of America organized

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1941

Patrick Hamilton's "Angel Street," premieres in NYC

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1941

Russian anti offensive in Moscow drives out nazi army

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1941

Sister Elizabeth Kenny new treatment for infantile paralysis approved

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1941

US aircraft carrier Lexington/5 heavy cruisers leave Pearl Harbor

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1942

CFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto

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1942

Seyss-Inquart orders students in nazi-Germany to go work

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1942

West Indies chocolate/coffee drop above Netherland

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1942

Randy Kirby, Chicago Ill, actor (Randy-Girl From UNCLE)

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1942

Buck Jones, Hollywood's last cowboy hero actor (Headin' East), buried

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1943

NFL Phila Eagle-Pitts Steeler merger disolves

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1944

German troops rob all the silver coin in Utrecht

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1944

Jeroen Krabb‚, Amsterdam Netherlands, actor (Fugitive)

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1945

Jocelyn, Italian entertainer

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1945

J W "Corkey" Fornof, New Orleans, stunt coordinator (Octopussy)

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1945

Special Council of Annulment affirms death sentence of Max Blokzijl

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1945

"Lost Squadron" crashes east of Florida (Bermuda Triangle)

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1946

Andy Kim, [Andrew Joachim], rocker

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1946

Jos‚ Carreras, Barcelona Spain opera tenor (I Lombardi, Three Tenors)

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1946

Pres Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808

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1947

Jim Plunkett, San Jose, CA, NFL quarterback (New England, Oakland)

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1947

Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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1947

Jim Messina, rocker (Loggins and Messina-Your Mamma Don't Dance)

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1947

Jugderdemidjin Gurragcha, Mongolia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 39)

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1948

NY Giant Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions

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