About November 5

November 5, 2021 is the 309th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 56 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 88 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 5

  • 1138
    Ly Anh Tong is enthroned as emperor of Vietnam at the age of two, starting a 37-year reign.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1895
    George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    Bombing of the Vatican.
  • 1945
    Colombia joins the United Nations.
  • 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).
  • 1995
    André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Prime Minister Jean Chrétien of Canada. He is thwarted when the Prime Minister’s wife locks the door.
  • 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.

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