12/5/2022 12:01:00 AM Today In History - December 5
(L-R) George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Q. Adams and Andrew Jackson
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Today in History in the following U.S. Presidents were re-elected: in 1782 George Washington, in 1804 Thomas Jefferson, in 1832 Andrew Jackson; and in 1831 former President John Q. Adams took his seat as a member of the House of Representatives.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
771 - Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman.
1349 - 500 Jews of Nuremberg massacre during Black Death riots
1456 - Earthquake strikes Naples; about 35,000 die
1717 - Blackbeard ransacks the merchant sloop "Margaret" and keeps her captain, Henry Bostock, prisoner for 8 hours before releasing him. Bostock would later provide the first recorded of Blackbeard's appearance, with specific reference to his "very black beard", providing the source for his name
1792 - George Washington re-elected as US president
1804 - Thomas Jefferson re-elected US President, George Clinton Vice President
1831 - Former US President John Q Adams takes his seat as a member of House of Representatives
1832 - Andrew Jackson re-elected President of US
1840 - Napoleon Bonaparte receives a French state funeral in Paris 19 years after his death
1847 - Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.
1848 - President Polk triggers Gold Rush of 1849 by confirming gold discovery in California
1932 - German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa to enter America
1933 - 21st Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, 18th Amendment (Prohibition of alcohol) repealed (5:32 PM EST)
2008 - Human remains previously found in 1991 are finally identified by Russian and American scientists as those of Tsar Nicholas II.
1782 - Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook New York, (D) 8th US president (1837-41)
1839 - George Armstrong Custer, New Rumley, Ohio, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1876)
1901 - Walter Elias Disney, Chicago, animator (Mickey Mouse), (d. 1966)