December 5th in History1766: The founder of the famous London auctioneers, James Christie, holds his first sale
1872: The vessel 'Marie Celeste' is found abandoned in the Atlantic, no trace of her crew was ever found
1933: In America, prohibition is repealed after over 13 years
1945: In the 'Bermuda Triangle' five US Navy bombers, on a training flight, disappear without trace
December 5th birthdays1756: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer
1839: George Armstrong Custer, Killed at the battle of 'The Little Bighorn'
1901: Walt Disney, US cartoon and film producer
1906: Otto Preminger, German director