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.
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).
DeathsIn 1949, the Tarragona writer Antoni Rovira i Virgili, author of The Last Days of Republican Catalonia, died in Perpignan.
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).
Tennessee (USA): Grace Moore, American soprano and film actress (d. 1947).
Valencia, Venezuela: María Luisa Escobar, Venezuelan musicologist, pianist and composer.
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