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November 5 Historical Events

The following events took place on November 5. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 44 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 1138
    Lý Anh Tông is enthroned as emperor of Vietnam at the age of two, beginning a 37-year reign.
  • 1499
    Publication of the Catholicon in Tréguier (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.
  • 1530
    The St. Felix’s Flood destroys the city of Reimerswaal in the Netherlands.
  • 1605
    Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is arrested.
  • 1688
    William III of England lands with a Dutch fleet at Brixham, Southwest England.
  • 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 Royal Proclamation of 1763 in the Thirteen Colonies.
  • 1780
    French-American forces under Colonel LaBalme are defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle.
  • 1811
    Salvadoran priest José Matías Delgado, rings 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.
  • 1854
    Crimean War: The Battle of Inkerman.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln removes George B. McClellan as commander of the Union Army for the second and final time.
  • 1862
    American 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.
  • 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.
  • 1912
    Woodrow Wilson is elected to the presidency of the United States.
  • 1913
    King Otto of Bavaria is deposed by his cousin, Prince Regent Ludwig, who assumes the title Ludwig III.
  • 1914
    World War I: France and the British Empire declare war on the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1916
    The Kingdom of Poland is proclaimed by the Act of 5th November of the emperors of Germany and Austria-Hungary.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    October Revolution: In Tallinn, Estonia, Communist leader Jaan Anvelt 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).
  • 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.
  • 1937
    Adolf Hitler holds a secret meeting and states his plans for acquiring “living space” for the German people.
  • 1940
    World War II: The British armed merchant cruiser, HMS Jervis Bay, is sunk by the German pocket battleship German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer.
  • 1943
    World War II: Bombing of the Vatican.
  • 1945
    Colombia joins the United Nations.
  • 1950
    Korean War: British and Australian forces from the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade successfully halted the advancing Chinese 117th Division during the Battle of Pakchon.
  • 1955
    After being destroyed in World War II, the rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with a performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio.

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