What are the important events that happened on November 5? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
November 5: Facts & Myths About This Day
November 5 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.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 23, 2021 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 454,464 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectaenneagon’ day.
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Scorpio is the zodiac 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.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,241 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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November 5 Historical Events
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.
Salvadoran priest José Matías Delgado, rang the bells of La Merced church in San Salvador, calling for insurrection and launching the 1811 Independence Movement
Nat Turner, American slave leader, is tried, convicted, and sentenced to death in Virginia.
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.
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.
The Kingdom of Poland is proclaimed by the Act of November 5th of the emperors of Germany and Austria-Hungary.
Vietnam War: The United States Military Assistance Command in Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in five years (24).
Byford Dolphin diving bell accident kills five and leaves one severely injured.
Green River Killer Gary Ridgway pleaded guilty to 48 counts of murder.
China’s first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1 goes into orbit around the Moon.
Who were born on November 5?
Will Durant, American historian (d. 1981)
Roy Rogers, American actor (d. 1998)
Myron Floren, American accordianist (d. 2005)
Ike Turner, American musician (d. 2007)
César Luis Menotti, Argentine footballer
Oleg Blokhin, Ukrainian footballer
Abédi Pelé, Ghanaian footballer
Judy Reyes, Dominican American actress
Ryan Adams, American musician
Mike Hanke, German footballer
Who died on November 5?
Kano Motonobu, Japanese painter (b. 1476)
Bernardino Ramazzini, Italian physician (b. 1633)
Texas Guinan, American saloon keeper, actress, and musician (b. 1884)
Arndt Pekurinen, Finnish pacifist (b. 1905)
Ward Bond, American actor (b. 1903)
Annette Kellerman, Australian swimmer (b. 1887)
Guy Lombardo, Canadian conductor (b. 1902)
Claude Jutra, Québécois actor and film director (b. 1930)
Arpad Elo, American physicist and chess player (b. 1903)
Antonio Cárdenas Guillén, Mexican drug lord and co-leader (Gulf Cartel) (b. 1962)
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