5 November

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

Historic Events

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.

Famous Birthdays

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

Heartbreaking Deaths

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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