About November 5

November 5, 2020 is the 310th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 56 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

What Happened On November 5

  • 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.
  • 1743
    Coordinated scientific observations of the transit of Mercury are organized by Joseph-Nicolas Delisle.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1916
    The Kingdom of Poland is proclaimed by the Act of November 5th of the emperors of Germany and Austria-Hungary.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    Bombing of the Vatican.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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