Today in History

What happened on the 5th of December in history?

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  • 1492
    Columbus discovers Hispaniola
  • 1776
    Phi Beta Kappa 1st American scholastic fraternity founded
  • 1791
    Mozart dies
  • 1876
    Daniel C Stillson patents pipe wrench
  • 1933
    21st Amendment ratified 18th Amendment (Prohibition) repealed
  • 1935
    1st coml hydroponics operation established Montebello Ca
  • 1947
    Joe Wolcott beats Joe Louis
  • 1951
    Dragnet premiers
  • 1955
    AFL & CIO merge
  • 1973
    Paul McCartney releases "Band on the Run" album
  • 1974
    Seattle Seahawks formed
  • 1978
    Pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus
  • 1982
    University Baptist Church Seattle declares sanctuary for refugees