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1876 : Fire in Brooklyn Theater in New York

On December 5, 1876, a fire broke out behind the stage of the Brooklyn theater in New York city during a performance of The Two Orphans. The fire spread quickly and the panic spread to the audience especially those in the balcony who needed to escape through narrow staircases. Hundreds of people were trampled and could not escape the fire. More than 300 people were killed and 100 of them could not be identified.

1933 : End of Prohibition in the United States

On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States ended the 18th Amendment which had instituted the prohibition on the production, sale and transportation of alcohol in the country in 1919, following campaigns by the powerful temperance societies. This prohibition had encouraged the development of criminal empires through the illegal sale of alcohol. Moreover, it cost billions of dollars to the state because of the loss of taxes on alcohol and the fight against organized crime.

1945 : Aircrafts disappear in the Bermuda Triangle

On December 5, 1945, five Avenger torpedo-bombers belonging to the U.S. Navy, with 14 men on board, went missing off the coasts of Florida and northern Bahamas. 2 hours after takeoff, squadron leader reported a malfunction of his compass and that he did not know where he was. The other aircrafts apparently had the same problem. The last message received announced the ditching of the aircrafts for lack of fuel. A Mariner took off with a rescue team of 13 men. It was never heard from again. Numerous ships went searching them despite the stormy weather, but no sign of the 6 aircrafts were ever be found, which created the legend of the Bermuda Triangle.

1977 : Egypt breaks off diplomatic relations with several Arab countries

On December 5, 1977, after the Declaration of Tripoli calling for sanctions against Egypt for recognizing the state of Israel, Egypt broke off diplomatic relations with Libya, Syria, Algeria and South Yemen.

2005 : Civil Partnership Act in England

On 5 December 2005, the Civil Partnership Act came into force in England. This partnership between two people, including same-sex couples, granted the same rights and duties than marriage.

Cita del día : 05 Diciembre

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Cumpleaños : 05 Diciembre

Martin Van Buren, 8o Presidente de los Estados Unidos (1782)
George Armstrong Custer, Coronel americano (1839)
Paul Painlevé, Matemático y político francés (1863)
Fritz Lang, Director de cine americano (1890)
Walt Disney, Director de cine americano (1901)
Werner Heisenberg, Físico alemán, Premio Nobel (1901)
C. F. Powell, Físico inglés, premio Nobel (1903)
Otto Preminger, Director de cine americano (1905)
Francis Bouygues, Fundador de la empresa Bouygues (1922)
Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rey de Tailandia (1927)
Sheldon Lee Glashow, Físico estadounidense, Premio Nobel de Física (1932)
Little Richard, Cantante americano (1932)
Bernard Haller, Actor suizo (1933)
Eva Joly, Política francesa noruega (1943)
Jeroen Krabbé, Actor holandés (1944)
José Carreras, Tenor español (1946)
John Altman, Compositor inglés (1949)
Jean-Luc Petitrenaud, Crítico gastronómico francés (1950)
Patricia Kaas, Cantante francesa (1966)
Luboš Motl, Físico checo (1973)
Frankie Muniz, Actor americano (1985)
André-Pierre Gignac, Futbolista francés (1985)

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Compositor austriaco (1791)
Alexandre Dumas (père), Escritor francés (1870)
Claude Monet, Pintor francés (1926)
Jan Kubelík, Violinista checo (1940)
Abanindranath Tagore, Escritor indio (1951)
Robert Aldrich, Director de cine estadounidense (1983)
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