December 5


August 19, 2022

December 5 is the three hundred and thirty-ninth day of the year in the Gregorian calendar and the three hundred and fortieth in leap years. There are 26 days left until the end of the year.


Catalan countries 1705 - Barcelona: in the Palau de la Generalitat, called by Archduke Charles III, until March 31 of the following year, Courts are held there for the last time. 1798 - Luxembourg and the Southern Netherlands: French revolutionaries won the Peasants' War. 1808 - Roses (Alt Empordà): the Napoleonic army occupied the town at the end of the siege of Roses, when the defenders surrendered it as part of the French war. 1977 - The publication of the DOGC resumes, with the publication of Royal Decree 41/1977, of 29 September, on the provisional re-establishment of the Generalitat de Catalunya, and the appointment of Josep Tarradellas as President of the Generalitat. 1998 - Paris (France): UNESCO declares more than 750 sites of Levantine rock paintings in the Mediterranean arc of the Iberian Peninsula a World Heritage Site. 2002 - the Hostalets de Pierola (l'Anoia): a group of paleontologists from the Miquel Crusafont Paleontological Institute, led by Salvador Moyà-Solà, find the first bones of Pau, the 'Pierolapithecus catalaunicus'. 2003 - Barcelona: the Parliament of Catalonia of the seventh legislature is established there. 2004 - Valencia: until the 8th, the World Forum on Agrarian Reform is held there. Rest of the world 1484 - Rome (Italy): Pope Innocent VIII publishes his famous bull Summis desiderantes affectibus, by which he orders the Inquisition to persecute witches in the known world. 1957 - Soviet Union: The first atomic icebreaker is launched. 2004 - Tikrit (Iraq): Insurgents kill 17 workers at a company that works for the US military (Iraq War).


births DeathsIn 1949, the Tarragona writer Antoni Rovira i Virgili, author of The Last Days of Republican Catalonia, died in Perpignan.


Catalan countries 1893 - Olotː Concepció Carreras i Pau, poet, composer and professor of Catalan music (d. 1961). Valencia: Josep Maria Ots Capdequí, jurisconsult and legal historian (d. 1975). 1939 - Barcelona: Ricard Bofill i Leví, Catalan architect and urban planner (d. 2022). 1940 - Simat de la Valldigna, La Safor: Maria del Carme Girau, Valencian singer and composer who was part of the Nova Cançó. 1946 - Barcelona: Josep Maria Carreras Coll, known as Josep Carreras, Catalan tenor. 1967 - Inca: Maria Salom Coll, Majorcan politician with a degree in economic and business sciences. Rest of the world 1782, Kinderhook, New York (USA): Martin van Buren, lawyer, 8th President of the United States (d. 1862) 1822, Boston, Massachusetts (USA): Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American educator and naturalist. 1830, London: Christina Rossetti, British poet. 1863, London, England: Arthur Edward Stahlschmidt, writer and composer. 1869, Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsinː Delia Akeley, American explorer (d. 1970). 1890, Vienna (Austria): Fritz Lang, German film director of Austrian origin (d. 1976). 1896, Prague, Austro-Hungarian Empire: Carl Ferdinand Cori, biochemist, Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology in 1947 (d. 1984). 1898, Tennessee (USA): Grace Moore, American soprano and film actress (d. 1947). Valencia, Venezuela: María Luisa Escobar, Venezuelan musicologist, pianist and composer. 1901: Chicago: Walt Disney, film director, animator and producer (d. 1966). Würzburg, Germany: Werner Heisenberg, German physicist, 1932 Nobel Prize in Physics (d. 1976). 1903, Tonbridge, Kent, (England): Cecil Frank Powell, English physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics in 1950 (d. 1969). 1907, Tuanfeng (China): Lin Biao (in simplified Chinese: 林彪), Chinese military and politician (d. 1971). 1916, Baku, Russian Empireː Veroníka Dudàrova, the first di