December 5

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Significant events that happened (or will happen) on December 5.


  • 1933Alcohol: The 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified; repealing the 18th Amendment and bringing an end to the era of national prohibition of alcohol in America. At 5:32 p.m. EST, Utah became the 36th state to ratify the amendment, achieving the requisite three-fourths majority of states’ approval. Though contributed with her vote on October 18, 1933, Virginia remained "dry" - with the exception that Virginians could continue to drink beer of 3.2% alcoholic content, which was previously legalized at a special session of the General Assembly.[1] While prohibition was repealed at the federal level - state and local restrictions on liquor continue to this day.
  • 2007 – Albemarle Board of Supervisors adopts Cool Counties resolution, directs staff to develop a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and utilize software tools supported by ICLEI. [2]
  • 2018 – Albemarle Board of Supervisors approve Project ENABLE, the county's economic development strategic plan [3]




  1. Web. NO EXTRA EFFORT TO ENFORCE LAW. Little Liquor Expected To Come In State From Wet Points. PLENTY ON HAND. Sales of Beer of Higher Alcoholic Content Not to Be Permitted., The Daily Progress, Tuesday December 5, 1933, retrieved December 8, 2022.
  2. Web. County of Albemarle, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Minutes, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, Albemarle County, December 5, 2007, retrieved February 5, 2021.
  3. Web. December 5, 2018 Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Minutes, Minutes, Albemarle County, December 5, 2018, retrieved March 14, 2020.