Historical Events for 5th December 2019

1832 – Andrew Jackson re-elected US President after defeating Henry Clay
1865 – Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.
1890 – Berlioz’ opera “Les Troyens” premieres in Karlsruhe
1935 – National Council of Negro Women forms by Mary McLeod Bethune (NYC)
1957 – William Inge’s “Dark at the Top of the Stairs” premieres in NYC
1974 – Airport terminal roof in Tehran collapses killing 17
1987 – Schonbrunn skates world record 3 km ladies (4:16.76)
1993 – “Timon of Athens” closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 performances
1996 – Portland’s Jermaine O’Neal at 18 becomes the youngest NBA player
1998 – 3rd Big 12 Championship Game: #10 Texas AandM beats #2 Kansas State, 36-33 (2 OT)

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