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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.

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Martin Van Buren, 8o Presidente degli Stati Uniti (1782)
George Armstrong Custer, Colonnello americano (1839)
Paul Painlevé, Matematico e uomo politico francese (1863)
Fritz Lang, Regista americano (1890)
Walt Disney, Regista americano (1901)
Werner Heisenberg, Fisico tedesco, Premio Nobel (1901)
C. F. Powell, Fisico inglese, premio Nobel (1903)
Otto Preminger, Regista americano (1905)
Francis Bouygues, Fondatore della società Bouygues (1922)
Bhumibol Adulyadej, Re della Thailandia (1927)
Sheldon Lee Glashow, Fisico americano, Premio Nobel (1932)
Little Richard, Cantante americano (1932)
Bernard Haller, Attore svizzero (1933)
Eva Joly, Politica francese norvegese (1943)
Jeroen Krabbé, Attore olandese (1944)
José Carreras, Tenore spagnolo (1946)
John Altman, Compositore inglese (1949)
Jean-Luc Petitrenaud, Critico gastronomico francese (1950)
Patricia Kaas, Cantante francese (1966)
Luboš Motl, Fisico ceco (1973)
Frankie Muniz, Attore americano (1985)
André-Pierre Gignac, Calciatore francese (1985)

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Compositore austriaco (1791)
Alexandre Dumas (père), Scrittore francese (1870)
Claude Monet, Pittore francese (1926)
Jan Kubelík, Violinista ceco (1940)
Abanindranath Tagore, Scrittore indiano (1951)
Robert Aldrich, Regista americano (1983)
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