November 5th Events

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November 5th, 2006 (November 05 2006)EventSaddam 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.Saddam Hussein Quotes
November 5th, 2000 (November 05 2000)EventEmperor Haile Selassie I is given an Imperial funeral by the Ethiopian Orthodox church
November 5th, 1996 (November 05 1996)EventPresident of Pakistan Farooq Ahmed Khan Leghari dismisses the government of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and dissolves the National Assembly of Pakistan.
November 5th, 1995 (November 05 1995)EventAndre Dallaire attempts to assassinate Jean Chretien; he is thwarted when the Prime Minister s wife locks the door.
November 5th, 1990 (November 05 1990)EventRabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the far-right Kach movement, is shot dead after a speech at a New York City hotel.
November 5th, 1987 (November 05 1987)EventGovan Mbeki is released from custody after serving 24 years in prison. He had been sentenced to life for terrorism and treason.
November 5th, 1986 (November 05 1986)EventUSS Rentz (FFG-46), USS Reeves (DLG-24) and USS Oldendorf (DD-972) visit Qingdao (Tsing Tao) China - the first US Naval visit to China since 1949.
November 5th, 1983 (November 05 1983)EventByford Dolphin diving bell accident kills five and leaves one severely injured.
November 5th, 1979 (November 05 1979)EventAyatollah Khomeini declares the USA to be "the great Satan".
November 5th, 1970 (November 05 1970)EventVietnam War: The United States Military Assistance Command in Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in five years (24).
November 5th, 1967 (November 05 1967)EventThe Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. The survivors include Bee Gee Robin Gibb.
November 5th, 1965 (November 05 1965)EventState of Emergency declared in Rhodesia after collapse of negotiations with Great Britain over Rhodesian independence (UDI would follow six days later).
November 5th, 1962 (November 05 1962)EventAn accident kills 21 miners at the government-owned Kings Bay Coal Company on Svalbard, leading the Norwegian government to close the mine.
November 5th, 1954 (November 05 1954)EventJapan and Burma sign in Rangoon a separate treaty of peace to end the formal state of war.
November 5th, 1945 (November 05 1945)EventColombia joins the United Nations.
November 5th, 1942 (November 05 1942)EventThe Second Battle of El Alamein is won by the British in El Alamein, Egypt.
November 5th, 1940 (November 05 1940)EventFranklin Delano Roosevelt is elected to a third term as President of The United States of America.Franklin Delano Roosevelt Quotes
November 5th, 1937 (November 05 1937)EventWorld War II: Adolf Hitler holds a secret meeting and states his plans for acquiring "living space" for the German people.Adolf Hitler Quotes
November 5th, 1917 (November 05 1917)EventOctober Revolution: In Tallinn, Esthonia, Communist leader Jaan Anwelt 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). Julian Quotes
November 5th, 1917 (November 05 1917)EventSt. Tikhon of Moscow is elected the Patriarch of Moscow and of the Russian Orthodox Church.
November 5th, 1916 (November 05 1916)EventThe Kingdom of Poland is proclaimed by the Act of November 5th of the emperors of Germany and Austria-Hungary.
November 5th, 1916 (November 05 1916)EventThe Everett Massacre takes place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between IWW organizers and local police.
November 5th, 1913 (November 05 1913)EventThe insane king Otto of Bavaria is deposed by his cousin, Prince Regent Ludwig, who assumes the title Ludwig III.
November 5th, 1913 (November 05 1913)EventUnited Kingdom annexes Cyprus, and together with France declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
November 5th, 1911 (November 05 1911)EventAfter declaring war on the Ottoman Empire on September 29, 1911, Italy annexes Tripoli and Cyrenaica.
November 5th, 1895 (November 05 1895)EventGeorge B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
November 5th, 1872 (November 05 1872)EventWomen s suffrage: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time, and is later fined $100.Susan B. Anthony Quotes
November 5th, 1862 (November 05 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: Abraham Lincoln removes George B. McClellan as commander of the Union Army for the second and final time.Abraham Lincoln Quotes
November 5th, 1862 (November 05 1862)EventIndian Wars: In Minnesota, more than 300 Santee Sioux are found guilty of rape and murder of white settlers and are sentenced to hang.
November 5th, 1854 (November 05 1854)EventThe Battle of Inkerman is fought during the Crimean War.
November 5th, 1838 (November 05 1838)EventThe Federal Republic of Central America begins to disintegrate when Nicaragua separated from the federation.
November 5th, 1831 (November 05 1831)EventNat Turner, American slave leader, is tried, convicted, and sentenced to death in Virginia.Ted Turner Quotes
November 5th, 1780 (November 05 1780)EventFrench-American force under Colonel LaBalme is defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle.
November 5th, 1768 (November 05 1768)EventTreaty of Fort StanwixThe purpose of the conference was to adjust the boundary line between Indian lands and white settlements set forth in the Proclamation of 1763 in the Thirteen Colonies.
November 5th, 1757 (November 05 1757)EventSeven Years War: Frederick the Great defeats the allied armies of France and the Holy Roman Empire in the Battle of Rossbach.
November 5th, 1743 (November 05 1743)EventCoordinated scientific observations of the transit of Mercury were organized by Joseph-Nicolas Delisle.
November 5th, 1688 (November 05 1688)EventGlorious Revolution begins: William of Orange lands at Brixham.
November 5th, 1605 (November 05 1605)EventGunpowder Plot: A plot led by Robert Catesby to blow up the English Houses of Parliament is thwarted when Sir Thomas Knyvet, a justice of the peace, finds Guy Fawkes in a cellar below the Parliament building.Guy Fawkes Quotes
November 5th, 1530 (November 05 1530)EventSt. Felix s Flood destroys the city of Reimerswaal in the Netherlands
November 5th, 1499 (November 05 1499)EventPublication of the Catholicon in Treguier (Brittany). This Breton-French-Latin dictionary was written in 1464 by Jehan Lagadeuc. It is the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary.

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