What happened this day in history November 5

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1916
    The Kingdom of Poland is proclaimed by the Act of November 5th of the emperors of Germany and Austria-Hungary.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on November 5?

  • 1885
    Will Durant, American historian (d. 1981)
  • 1911
    Roy Rogers, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1919
    Myron Floren, American accordianist (d. 2005)
  • 1931
    Ike Turner, American musician (d. 2007)
  • 1938
    César Luis Menotti, Argentine footballer
  • 1952
    Oleg Blokhin, Ukrainian footballer
  • 1962
    Abédi Pelé, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1967
    Judy Reyes, Dominican American actress
  • 1974
    Ryan Adams, American musician
  • 1983
    Mike Hanke, German footballer

Who died on November 5?

  • 1559
    Kano Motonobu, Japanese painter (b. 1476)
  • 1714
    Bernardino Ramazzini, Italian physician (b. 1633)
  • 1933
    Texas Guinan, American saloon keeper, actress, and musician (b. 1884)
  • 1941
    Arndt Pekurinen, Finnish pacifist (b. 1905)
  • 1960
    Ward Bond, American actor (b. 1903)
  • 1975
    Annette Kellerman, Australian swimmer (b. 1887)
  • 1977
    Guy Lombardo, Canadian conductor (b. 1902)
  • 1986
    Claude Jutra, Québécois actor and film director (b. 1930)
  • 1992
    Arpad Elo, American physicist and chess player (b. 1903)
  • 2010
    Antonio Cárdenas Guillén, Mexican drug lord and co-leader (Gulf Cartel) (b. 1962)

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