December 5 in History: From Ukraine's first president to US's Gold Rush and more

Today, the first president of Ukraine was elected. 

For more interesting and significant updates from the world of history, take a look at our Today in History gallery. 
 

1848

US President Polk triggers Gold Rush

(Photograph:WION)

1969

Four-node ARPANET network is established

(Photograph:WION)

1991

Leonid Kravchuk is elected as first president of Ukraine
 

(Photograph:WION)

2005

UK's Civil Partnership Act of 2004 comes into force

(Photograph:WION)

2017

International Olympic Committee bans Russia from 2018 Winter Games


 

(Photograph:WION)

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