November 5 is the 309th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 56 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about November 5th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 5th in history!
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What Happened On This Day – November 5
2009: 13 killed at Fort Hood, Texas
Major Malik Hasan opened fire at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center in Fort Hood, Texas and killed 13 people, injuring 30.
2007: China’s first lunar satellite enters lunar orbit
The Chang’e 1, an unmanned lunar-orbiting spacecraft sent the first pictures of the Moon on November 26.
2003: Green Valley Killer pleads guilty
Gary Ridgeway, a serial killer also known as the Green Valley Killer plead guilty to killing 48 women in the 1980s and 1990s.
1995: Assassination attempt on Canadian Prime Minister
André Dallaire tried to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.
1943: Vatican City bombed
Vatican City was bombed by a fascist Italian aircraft breaching the neutrality of Vatican during the second World War
On this day in 2007: Android unveiled.
Births On This Day, November 5
1960: Tilda Swinton, English actress
1959: Bryan Adams, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actor
1948: Bob Barr, American politician
1941: Art Garfunkel, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor
1931: Ike Turner, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer
Deaths On This Day, November 5
2010: Antonio Cárdenas Guillén, Mexican drug lord, co-leader
1982: E. H. Carr, English historian, theorist
1979: Al Capp, American cartoonist
1956: Art Tatum, American pianist
1879: James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist
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