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DECEMBER 5

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United Nations: International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
(Observed annually on December 5)
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1901 Walt Disney (Chicago-born Creator of Mickey Mouse, Founder of Walt Disney Corporation) Walt Disney American Business Leaders Mickey Mouse
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1766 James Christie Holds His First Auction in London Great Britain Business & Economics
1848 President Polk Triggers Gold Rush Confirming Discovery of Gold in California California Gold Rush President Polk Gold New York Times
1883 Meeting Is Held in Tallahassee, Florida to Consider Funding for City's First Library Florida Library and Media Resources Economics Florida Historical Society
1932 Ford Introduces Its Model C and Its V-8 Engine Automobiles Ford Business History Channel
1951 World's First Robotic Parking Garage Opens in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Automobiles Business Historic Firsts Society and Technology
1955 The AFL & CIO Merge to Form the AFL-CIO Labor Unions AFL-CIO EconEdLink
1998 James P. Hoffa Elected President of the Teamsters Labor Unions Elections International Brotherhood of the Teamsters CNN

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