What happened on November 5? There are more than 282 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About November 5

November 5 In HistoryNovember 5 is the 310th day of the year 2020. There are 56 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday. This day falls under the 45th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Mansfield Center, Connecticut 06250 sunrise will occur at 06:27 AM and sunset will occur at 04:37 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Scorpio. The modern birthstone for this month is Topaz while the mystical birthstone is Pearl.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 99 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For November 5

  • 1138
    Ly Anh Tong is enthroned as emperor of Vietnam at the age of two, starting a 37-year reign.
  • 1499
    Publication of the Catholicon in Tréguier (Brittany). This Breton-French-Latin dictionary was written in 1464 by Jehan Lagadeuc. It is the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary.
  • 1530
    The St. Felix’s Flood destroys the city of Reimerswaal in the Netherlands.
  • 1605
    The arrest of Guy Fawkes, found during a search of the Palace of Westminster, foils Robert Catesby’s plot to destroy the House of Lords and all within it.
  • 1688
    The Glorious Revolution begins: William of Orange lands at Brixham.
  • 1743
    Coordinated scientific observations of the transit of Mercury are organized by Joseph-Nicolas Delisle.
  • 1757
    Seven Years’ War: Frederick the Great defeats the allied armies of France and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle of Rossbach.
  • 1768
    Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the purpose of which is to adjust the boundary line between Indian lands and white settlements set forth in the Proclamation of 1763 in the Thirteen Colonies.
  • 1780
    French-American forces under Colonel LaBalme are defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle.
  • 1811
    Salvadoran priest José Matías Delgado, rang the bells of La Merced church in San Salvador, calling for insurrection and launching the 1811 Independence Movement
  • 1831
    Nat Turner, American slave leader, is tried, convicted, and sentenced to death in Virginia.
  • 1838
    The Federal Republic of Central America begins to disintegrate when Nicaragua separates from the Federation.
  • 1854
    Crimean War: The Battle of Inkerman.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln removes George B. McClellan as commander of the Union Army for the second and final time.
  • 1862
    Indian Wars: In Minnesota, 303 Dakota warriors are found guilty of rape and murder of whites and are sentenced to hang. 38 are ultimately executed and the others reprieved.
  • 1872
    Women’s suffrage in the United States: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time, and is later fined $100.
  • 1895
    George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
  • 1911
    After declaring war on the Ottoman Empire on September 29, 1911, Italy annexes Tripoli and Cyrenaica.
  • 1913
    King Otto of Bavaria is deposed by his cousin, Prince Regent Ludwig, who assumes the title Ludwig III.
  • 1916
    The Everett Massacre takes place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between the Industrial Workers of the World organizers and local police.
  • 1916
    The Kingdom of Poland is proclaimed by the Act of November 5th of the emperors of Germany and Austria-Hungary.
  • 1917
    October Revolution: In Tallinn, Estonia, Communist leader Jaan Anvelt leads revolutionaries in overthrowing the Provisional Government (As Estonia and Russia are still using the Julian Calendar, subsequent period references show an October 23 date).
  • 1917
    St. Tikhon of Moscow is elected the Patriarch of Moscow and of the Russian Orthodox Church.
  • 1925
    Secret agent Sidney Reilly, the first “super-spy” of the 20th century, is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union.
  • 1937
    Adolf Hitler holds a secret meeting and states his plans for acquiring “living space” for the German people.
  • 1943
    Bombing of the Vatican.
  • 1945
    Colombia joins the United Nations.
  • 1950
    Korean War: British and Australian forces from the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade successfully halted the advancing Chinese 117th Division during the Battle of Pakchon.
  • 1967
    The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. Survivors include Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: The United States Military Assistance Command in Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in five years (24).
  • 1983
    Byford Dolphin diving bell accident kills five and leaves one severely injured.
  • 1986
    USS Rentz, USS Reeves and USS Oldendorf visit Qingdao (Tsing Tao) China – the first US Naval visit to China since 1949.
  • 1987
    Govan Mbeki is released from custody after serving 24 years of a life sentence for terrorism and treason.
  • 1990
    Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the far-right Kach movement, is shot dead after a speech at a New York City hotel.
  • 1995
    André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Prime Minister Jean Chrétien of Canada. He is thwarted when the Prime Minister’s wife locks the door.
  • 1996
    President of Pakistan Farooq Ahmed Khan Leghari dismisses the government of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and dissolves the National Assembly of Pakistan.
  • 2003
    Green River Killer Gary Ridgway pleaded guilty to 48 counts of murder.
  • 2006
    Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for the role in the massacre of the 148 Shi'as in 1982.
  • 2007
    China’s first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1 goes into orbit around the Moon.
  • 2009
    US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan kills 13 and wounds 29 at Fort Hood, Texas in the deadliest mass shooting at a US military installation.

Who Were Born On November 5?

  • 1271
    Mahmud Ghazan, Mongol ruler (d. 1304)
  • 1494
    Hans Sachs, German mastersinger (d. 1576)
  • 1549
    Philippe de Mornay, French writer (d. 1623)
  • 1592
    Charles Chauncy, English-born president of Harvard College (d. 1672)
  • 1613
    Isaac de Benserade, French poet (d. 1691)
  • 1615
    Ibrahim I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1648)
  • 1667
    Christoph Ludwig Agricola, German painter (d. 1719)
  • 1701
    Pietro Longhi, Venetian painter (d. 1785)
  • 1715
    John Brown, English writer (d. 1766)
  • 1722
    William Byron, 5th Baron Byron, English duelist (d. 1798)
  • 1742
    Richard Cosway, English artist (d. 1821)
  • 1818
    Benjamin Franklin Butler, 33rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1893)
  • 1835
    Moritz Szeps, Austrian journalist (d. 1902)
  • 1846
    Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1869)
  • 1850
    Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (d. 1919)
  • 1851
    Charles Dupuy, French prime minister (d. 1923)
  • 1854
    Alphonse Desjardins, Canadian journalist and banking executive (d. 1920)
  • 1854
    Paul Sabatier, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
  • 1855
    Eugene V. Debs, American socialist leader (d. 1926)
  • 1855
    Léon Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist (d. 1913)
  • 1857
    Ida Tarbell, American journalist (d. 1944)
  • 1873
    Edwin Flack, Australian athlete (d. 1935)
  • 1881
    George A. Malcolm, American jurist & educator (d. 1961)
  • 1884
    James Flecker, English writer (d. 1915)
  • 1885
    Will Durant, American historian (d. 1981)
  • 1887
    Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-born pianist (d. 1961)
  • 1890
    Jan Zrzavý, Czech painter (d. 1977)
  • 1892
    J. B. S. Haldane, Scottish geneticist (d. 1964)
  • 1894
    Beardsley Ruml, American economist and tax plan author (d. 1960)
  • 1895
    Charles MacArthur, American author (d. 1956)
  • 1895
    Walter Gieseking, French pianist (d. 1956)
  • 1900
    Martin Dies, Jr., American politician (d. 1972)
  • 1900
    Natalie Schafer, American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1904
    Cooney Weiland, Canadian hockey player (d. 1985)
  • 1905
    Joel McCrea, American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1906
    Endre Kabos, Hungarian fencer (d. 1944)
  • 1906
    Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (d. 2004)
  • 1910
    General Sir John Hackett, Australian-British soldier, author (d. 1997)
  • 1911
    Baby Marie Osborne, American actress (d. 2010)
  • 1911
    Roy Rogers, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1913
    John McGiver, American actor (d. 1975)
  • 1913
    Vivien Leigh, English actress (d. 1967)
  • 1914
    Alton Tobey, American artist (d. 2005)
  • 1917
    Banarsi Das Gupta, Indian former Chief Minister of Haryana (d. 2007)
  • 1917
    Jacqueline Auriol, French aviatrix (d. 2000)
  • 1919
    Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher (d. 1978)
  • 1919
    Myron Floren, American accordianist (d. 2005)
  • 1920
    Douglass North, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1921
    Georges Cziffra, Hungarian pianist (d. 1994)
  • 1921
    Queen Fawzia of Egypt
  • 1922
    Cecil Underwood, American politician (d. 2008)
  • 1922
    Violet Barclay, American illustrator (d. 2010)
  • 1928
    Donald Madden, American theatre, television, and film actor (d. 1983)
  • 1931
    Ike Turner, American musician (d. 2007)
  • 1934
    Victor Argo, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1935
    Christopher Wood, English screenwriter and novellist
  • 1935
    Lester Piggott, British jockey
  • 1936
    Michael Dertouzos, Greek-born American computer scientist (d. 2001)
  • 1936
    Uwe Seeler, German footballer
  • 1937
    Chan Sek Keong, Singaporian jurist
  • 1937
    Harris Yulin, American actor
  • 1938
    César Luis Menotti, Argentine footballer
  • 1938
    Jim Steranko, American graphic artist
  • 1938
    Joe Dassin, French-speaking American singer (d. 1980)
  • 1939
    Lobsang Tenzin, the 5th Samdhong Rinpoche, Kalon Tripa (Prime Minister) of the Tibetan Government-in-exile
  • 1940
    Elke Sommer, German actress
  • 1940
    Ted Kulongoski, American politician
  • 1941
    Art Garfunkel, American musician
  • 1941
    Yoshiyuki Tomino, Japanese Mecha anime creator
  • 1942
    Pierangelo Bertoli, Italian singer-songwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1943
    Friedman Paul Erhardt (Chef Tell), German-born American TV chef (d. 2007)
  • 1943
    Sam Shepard, American playwright and actor
  • 1945
    Aleka Papariga, Greek politician
  • 1945
    Peter Pace, American military officer
  • 1946
    Gram Parsons, American musician (d. 1973)
  • 1946
    Herman Brood, Dutch musician and artist (d. 2001)
  • 1947
    Peter Noone, English musician (Herman’s Hermits)
  • 1947
    Quint Davis, American festival producer
  • 1947
    Rubén Juárez, Argentine bandoneonist (d. 2010)
  • 1948
    Bernard-Henri Lévy, French public intellectual
  • 1948
    Bob Barr, American politician
  • 1948
    Hridayananda dasa Goswami, ISKCON guru
  • 1948
    Peter Hammill, British musician (Van der Graaf Generator)
  • 1948
    William Daniel Phillips, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1949
    Armin Shimerman, American actor
  • 1949
    Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
  • 1950
    Thorbjørn Jagland, Norwegian statesman
  • 1952
    Bill Walton, American basketball player and commentator
  • 1952
    Oleg Blokhin, Ukrainian footballer
  • 1952
    Vandana Shiva, Indian physicist
  • 1953
    Florentino V. Floro, Filipino judge
  • 1953
    Joyce Maynard, American writer
  • 1955
    Bernard Chazelle, French computer scientist
  • 1955
    Karan Thapar, Indian journalist and political analyst
  • 1955
    Kris Jenner, American television personality, socialite, and businesswoman
  • 1955
    Nestor Serrano, American actor
  • 1956
    Denise Jannah, Dutch Suriname-born jazz vocalist
  • 1957
    Jon-Erik Hexum, American actor (d. 1984)
  • 1958
    Don Falcone, American musician and producer
  • 1958
    Mo Gaffney, American actress and comedian
  • 1958
    Robert Patrick, American actor
  • 1959
    Bryan Adams, Canadian musician
  • 1960
    René Froger, Dutch singer
  • 1960
    Tilda Swinton, English actress
  • 1961
    Gina Mastrogiacomo, American actress (d. 2001)
  • 1962
    Abédi Pelé, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1962
    Marcus J. Ranum, American computer software designer
  • 1963
    Andrea McArdle, American actress
  • 1963
    Brian Wheat, American musician (Tesla)
  • 1963
    Hans Gillhaus, Dutch footballer and director of football
  • 1963
    Tatum O'Neal, American actress
  • 1964
    Helga van Niekerk, South African radio presenter
  • 1965
    Famke Janssen, Dutch model and actress
  • 1965
    Kubrat, Prince of Panagiurishte of Bulgaria
  • 1966
    Georgia Apostolou, Greek actress
  • 1966
    James Allen, British journalist
  • 1966
    Nayim, Spanish footballer
  • 1967
    Judy Reyes, Dominican American actress
  • 1967
    Marcelo D2, Brazilian rapper
  • 1968
    Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Spanish actress
  • 1968
    Sam Rockwell, American film actor
  • 1970
    Javy López, baseball player
  • 1970
    Tamzin Outhwaite, English actress
  • 1971
    Chris Addison, English comedian
  • 1971
    Corin Nemec, American actor
  • 1971
    Dana Jacobson, American sportscaster
  • 1971
    Edmond Leung, Hong Kong singer
  • 1971
    Jonny Greenwood, guitarist (Radiohead)
  • 1971
    Rob Jones, English footballer
  • 1971
    Sergei Berezin, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1973
    Alexei Yashin, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1973
    Danniella Westbrook, English actress
  • 1973
    Johnny Damon, American baseball player
  • 1974
    Angela Gossow, German vocalist (Arch Enemy)
  • 1974
    Dado Pršo, Croatian footballer
  • 1974
    Jerry Stackhouse, American basketball player
  • 1974
    Ryan Adams, American musician
  • 1975
    Lisa Scott-Lee, Welsh singer-songwriter
  • 1976
    Jeff Klein, American musician
  • 1976
    Sebastian Arcelus, American voice actor
  • 1977
    Brittney Skye, American pornographic actress
  • 1977
    Maarten Tjallingii, Dutch racing cyclist
  • 1977
    Richard Wright, English footballer
  • 1979
    Colin Grzanna, German rugby player
  • 1979
    David Suazo, Honduran footballer
  • 1979
    Michalis Hatzigiannis, Greek/Cypriot songwriter and singer
  • 1979
    Romi Dames, Japanese/American actress
  • 1980
    Christoph Metzelder, German footballer
  • 1980
    Eva González, Spanish model and beauty queen
  • 1980
    Jaime Camara, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1981
    Ümit Ergirdi, Turkish footballer
  • 1981
    Paul Chapman, Australian rules footballer
  • 1981
    Thomas Müller, German actor
  • 1982
    Rob Swire, Australian record producer, singer and keyboardist (Pendulum)
  • 1983
    Alexa Chung, British TV presenter and former fashion model
  • 1983
    Andrew Hayden-Smith, British TV presenter and actor
  • 1983
    Mike Hanke, German footballer
  • 1984
    Nick Folk, American football player
  • 1984
    Nikolai Zherdev, Ukrainian-Russian hockey player
  • 1984
    Tobias Enström, Swedish hockey player
  • 1985
    Kate DeAraugo, Australian singer (Young Divas)
  • 1985
    Koki Tanaka, Japanese singer (KAT-TUN)
  • 1985
    Michel Butter, Dutch long-distance runner
  • 1986
    BoA, Korean singer
  • 1986
    Kasper Schmeichel, Danish footballer
  • 1987
    Kevin Jonas, American guitarist (Jonas Brothers)
  • 1987
    O. J. Mayo, American basketball player
  • 1988
    Virat Kohli, Indian cricketer

Who Died On November 5?

  • 1370
    King Casimir III the Great of Poland (b. 1310)
  • 1515
    Mariotto Albertinelli, Italian painter (b. 1474)
  • 1559
    Kano Motonobu, Japanese painter (b. 1476)
  • 1660
    Alexandre de Rhodes, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1591)
  • 1660
    Lucy Hay, Countess of Carlisle, English socialite (b. 1599)
  • 1701
    Charles Gerard, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, French-born English politician (b. c. 1659)
  • 1714
    Bernardino Ramazzini, Italian physician (b. 1633)
  • 1752
    Carl Andreas Duker, German classical scholar (b. 1670)
  • 1758
    Hans Egede, Norwegian Lutheran missionary (b. 1686)
  • 1828
    Maria Feodorovna (Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg), wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia (b. 1759)
  • 1836
    Karel Hynek Mácha, Czech poet (b. 1810)
  • 1879
    James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist (b. 1831)
  • 1923
    Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French novelist (b. 1880)
  • 1930
    Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1858)
  • 1933
    Texas Guinan, American saloon keeper, actress, and musician (b. 1884)
  • 1933
    Walther von Dyck, German mathematician (b. 1856)
  • 1941
    Arndt Pekurinen, Finnish pacifist (b. 1905)
  • 1942
    George M. Cohan, American musician, actor, writer, and composer (b. 1878)
  • 1944
    Alexis Carrel, French surgeon and biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1873)
  • 1951
    Reggie Walker, South African athlete (b. 1889)
  • 1955
    Maurice Utrillo, French artist (b. 1883)
  • 1956
    Art Tatum, American musician (b. 1909)
  • 1960
    Johnny Horton, American country music singer (b. 1925)
  • 1960
    Mack Sennett, Canadian producer and director (b. 1880)
  • 1960
    Ward Bond, American actor (b. 1903)
  • 1964
    Buddy Cole, American jazz pianist and orchestra leader (b. 1916)
  • 1964
    Lansdale Sasscer, American politician (b. 1893)
  • 1968
    Christina Kalogerikou, Greek actress (b. 1885)
  • 1971
    Sam Jones, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • 1974
    Stafford Repp, American actor (b. 1918)
  • 1975
    Annette Kellerman, Australian swimmer (b. 1887)
  • 1975
    Edward Lawrie Tatum, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1909)
  • 1975
    Lionel Trilling, American critic and writer (b. 1905)
  • 1977
    Guy Lombardo, Canadian conductor (b. 1902)
  • 1977
    René Goscinny, French comic book writer (b. 1926)
  • 1979
    Al Capp, American cartoonist (b. 1909)
  • 1981
    Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa Lama, Tibetan religious figure (b. 1924)
  • 1982
    E. H. Carr, British historian (b. 1892)
  • 1982
    Jacques Tati, French actor and director (b. 1908)
  • 1985
    Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (b. 1898)
  • 1985
    Spencer W. Kimball, American religious figure (b. 1895)
  • 1986
    Bobby Nunn, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1925)
  • 1986
    Claude Jutra, Québécois actor and film director (b. 1930)
  • 1987
    Eamonn Andrews, Irish television presenter (b. 1922)
  • 1989
    Vladimir Horowitz, Russian pianist (b. 1903)
  • 1991
    Fred MacMurray, American actor (b. 1908)
  • 1991
    Robert Maxwell, Slovakian-born media entrepreneur (b. 1923)
  • 1992
    Arpad Elo, American physicist and chess player (b. 1903)
  • 1996
    Eddie Harris, American saxophonist (b. 1934)
  • 1997
    Epic Soundtracks, English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls) (b. 1959)
  • 1997
    Isaiah Berlin, Latvian historian (b. 1909)
  • 1997
    James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter (b. 1946)
  • 2000
    Bibi Titi Mohammed, Tanzanian politician (b. 1926)
  • 2000
    Jimmie Davis, American singer and politician (b. 1899)
  • 2000
    Victor Grinich, American businessman (b. 1924)
  • 2001
    Barry Horne, British animal activist (b. 1952)
  • 2001
    Milton William Cooper, American writer, shortwave broadcaster (b. 1943)
  • 2001
    Roy Boulting, English film director and producer (b. 1913)
  • 2002
    Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1936)
  • 2003
    Bobby Hatfield, American singer (Righteous Brothers) (b. 1940)
  • 2004
    Donald Jones, American Dutch actor and dancer (b. 1932)
  • 2005
    John Fowles, English writer (b. 1926)
  • 2005
    John Rice, known as the shortest living twin with Greg Rice until his death, at 2 ft. 10 in. tall (b. 1951)
  • 2005
    Link Wray,American rock and roll guitarist, songwriter and singer (b. 1929)
  • 2005
    Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (b. 1912)
  • 2006
    Bülent Ecevit, Turkish politician (b. 1925)
  • 2007
    Nils Liedholm, Swedish footballer and coach (b. 1922)
  • 2009
    Félix Luna, Argentine historian (b. 1925)
  • 2010
    Adrian Păunescu, Romanian poet and politician (b. 1943)
  • 2010
    Antonio Cárdenas Guillén, Mexican drug lord and co-leader (Gulf Cartel) (b. 1962)
  • 2010
    Henriette van Lynden-Leijten, Dutch diplomat and ambassador (b. 1950)
  • 2010
    Jill Clayburgh, American actress (b. 1944)
  • 2010
    Shirley Verrett, American operatic mezzo-soprano (b. 1931)
  • 2011
    Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam (b. 1926)

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