About November 5

November 5, 2024 is the 310th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 56 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Scorpio is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 85 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 5

  • 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.
  • 1780
    French-American forces under Colonel LaBalme are defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 1945
    Colombia joins the United Nations.
  • 1983
    Byford Dolphin diving bell accident kills five and leaves one severely injured.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    China’s first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1 goes into orbit around the Moon.

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