Monday, December 5, 2011

Literary Links: This Day in History in the Library Catalog

December 5 is the 339th day of the year  in the Gregorian calendar. There are 26 days remaining until the end of the year.

On December 5th...

In 1830, 1837, and 1890, works by Hector Berlioz premiered.

In 1901, Walt Disney, the pioneer of animated cartoon films and founder of the Disney theme parks, was born.

In 1933, national Prohibition came to an end as Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment.
In 1974, Monty Python's Flying Circus is last shown on the BBC.
In 1978, Sam Shepard's Pulitzer-winning play Buried Child premiered in New York City.

In 1994, Republicans chose Newt Gingrich to be the first GOP speaker of the House in four decades.

December 5th birthdays

Little Richard

Joan Didion

Calvin Trillin

J. J. Cale

Margaret Cho

Historical Birthdays

Martin Van Buren

Christina Rossetti

George Armstrong Custer

Fritz Lang

Otto Preminger

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