Notable events on this day, 5th December, in years gone by:

Monday 5th December 1892
John Hickmore, a 39-year-old journeyman rope-maker, died from pleurisy and pneumonia at Duckett Street in Mile End, East London, England.

Monday 5th December 2005
The new Civil Partnership Act became law, requiring a change in the way marriage registers and certificates in England and Wales were completed. A newly married person previously described as a 'spinster' or a 'bachelor' being described instead as 'single'. Divorced men or women continued to be described appropriately, as were widows and widowers.



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