All About December 5th
Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia
December 5th Holidays
- Bathtub Party Day
Another holiday created by Thomas and Ruth Roy at Wellcat.com. In this day and age we are all in such a hurry we take quick showers, but this day encourages to grab a book, a glass of wine and sit and soak and enjoy a luxurious warm bath.
- International Ninja Day
Ninja Burger created International Ninja Day in 2003 to be celebrated annually on December 5th. They wanted to celebrate the fast Ninja “speed” with which they deliver their burgers. The date December 5th was chosen because of the ninja vs samurai scene in the Tom Cruise movie “The Last Samurai,” which was released on December 5th although when we researched we found the release date was Dec 1st, so who knows.
- International Volunteer Day On December 5th you are encouraged to learn more about volunteering, supporting and helping others in need. Learn more at https://www.un.org/en/observances/volunteer-day.
December 5th – Whereas St. Nick or Santa Claus are said to visit well behaved children, Krampus is said to visit those children who are naughty throughout the year. He is said to be a scary horned, anthropomorphic figure in Alpine folklore.
- National Commute With Your Baby Day
Many times us adults get to go on awesome vacations while the kids stay at grandma and grandpa’s house. But on December 5th you are encouraged to take a trip with the kids. Start teaching them about travel today.
- National Communicate With Your Kids Day
December 5th is communicate with your kids day. If you have been busy working and taking care of life, slow down today and sit and share stories and listen to your kid’s stories. Just some time catching up today with your children.
- National Sacher Torte Day
December 5th – A young boy of 16, Franz Sacher, an apprentice to the chef when Prince Wenzel Von Metternich ordered a dessert from the kitchen for his guests. The main chef was ill that day and Sacher filled in and created what is known as the Sacher Torte. The original recipe is a secret protected today and served exclusively by the Sacher Hotels in Vienna and Salzburg. But here is a recipe for you to try out: https://www.sacher.com/en/original-sacher-torte/recipe/
- Repeal Day
December 5th celebrates the end of prohibition of alcohol! To learn more visit: http://www.repealday.org/.
- World Soil Day
World Soil Day is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources. Learn more at https://www.un.org/en/observances/world-soil-day.
December 5th Zodiac Sign is Sagittarius
See who you are compatible with, what your colors are, what personality traits you might have and which famous celebrities share your Zodiac sign.
Time period: November 22 – December 21
Ruling planet: Jupiter
Birthstones: Topaz, Turquoise, Tanzanite, Zircon, Citrine
Famous Sagittariuses: Scarlett Johansson, Hailey Baldwin, Jaime Lee Curtis, Nicki Minaj, Brad Pitt, Taylor Swift, Katie Holmes, Miley Cyrus, Bill Nye, Bruce Lee, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Ozzy Osborne, Nostradamus, Walt Disney, Woody Allen and Mark Twain.
December 5th Trivia
- 1456 – An Earthquake shakes Naples, killing about 35,000 people.
- 1492 – Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola, now known as Haiti.
- 1792 George Washington re-elected as US President.
- 1804 – Thomas Jefferson re-elected US President, George Clinton Vice President.
- 1832 Andrew Jackson re-elected President of US.1901 – Walt Disney, American entrepreneur was born in Chicago, Il.
- 1848 – US President Polk triggers Gold Rush of 1849 by confirming gold discovery in California.
- 1854 – Aaron Allen of Boston patents the folding theater chair.
- 1872 – The Mary Celeste is discovered mysteriously abandoned by her crew in the Atlantic Ocean with no clues where everyone went.
- 1879 – The first automatic telephone switching system is patented.
- 1892 – Sir John Thompson becomes the fourth Prime Minister of Canada.
- 1932 – German physicist Albert Einstein is granted a visa to enter America.
- 1945 – During World War II Flight 19, a group of TBF Avengers, disappears over the Bermuda Triangle become one of the most famous aviation mysteries in history.
- 1955 – E. D. Nixon and Rosa Parks lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
- 1957 – New York City becomes the first US city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market.
- 1964 – Lloyd J. Old discovered the first link between the histocompatibility complex (MHC) and disease—mouse leukemia—opening the way for the recognition of the importance of the MHC in the immune response.
- 1974 The final episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus airs on BBC TV.
- 1976 – Actress Elizabeth Taylor marries John Warner, her 7th marriage.
- 1979 Liza Minnelli’s marries Mark Gero, her 3rd marriage.
- 1984 – “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham! was the #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard.
- 2001 – The movie, “Ocean’s Eleven” directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts premieres in Westwood, California.
- 2015 – Sadly, actors Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas divorce after 19 years of marriage.
- 2021 – Bob Dole, war hero and Republican politician, passes away at 98. Read his memorial page at https://robertdole.org/.