December 5 in History
1484December 5, 1484:
Pope Innocent VIII condemns witchcraft and gives dispatched investigators the authority to try witches in Germany.
1791December 5, 1791:
Austrian Legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart passes away at 35 years old, leaving speculations of what his illness could have been.
1848December 5, 1848:
President James K. Polk of the United States confirms California’s gold discovery during his annual address of Congress.
1872December 5, 1872:
The abandoned American vessel Mary Celeste is found about 740km away from the Azores in Portugal and the ten people who were aboard are never found.
1876December 5, 1876:
Almost 300 people die when a fire broke out at the Brooklyn Theatre.
1947December 5, 1947: American boxing heavyweight champion Joe Louis successfully defends his title against Jersey Joe Walcott.
1974December 5, 1974:
BBC’s surreal sketch comedy series “Monty Python's Flying Circus” airs its last episode.
1984December 5, 1984:
The buddy cop action comedy film, “Beverly Hills Cop”, starring Eddie Murphy, is released in nationwide theatres in the United States.
2013December 5, 2013:
Mexican singer and actress Thalia is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2017December 5, 2017:
Russia is banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, by the International Olympic Committee when it was revealed that it has been running a sponsored doping programme for its athletes.