Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev announces that his country will place short-range conventional warhead missiles in Kaliningrad in order to counter United States missile defense facilities in Poland and the Czech Republic, however, he expressed hope that Russia–United States relations would be mended with the presidency of Barack Obama. //www.cbc.ca/world/story/2008/11/05/medvedev-speech.html
2007 Pakistani state of emergency:
Wednesday, November 5, 2003
, the Green River Killer, confesses to murdering 48 women.
In Seattle, Washington, Gary Ridgway confesses to the murder of 48 women, who were the victims of the Green River Killer. In return, he will not be subject to capital punishment, but serve life imprisonment for his crimes. //www.seattlepi.com/local/146967_greenriver05.html
Arizona officials believe two rival immigrant smuggling rings are responsible for a shootout in Arizona that killed four people, and wounded several others. //www.feedroom.com/
Tuesday, November 5, 2002
Election Day: In the 2002 midterm elections, Republicans receive a net gain of two seats of the closely divided U.S. Senate, retaking control of the body. The Republicans also retain control of the U.S. House of Representatives, with a net gain of eight House seats. Democrats make some gains in the state governors' races, with a net gain of three governorships.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dissolves the Knesset and calls for elections early the next year.
Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the far-right Kach movement, is shot dead after a speech at a New York City hotel.
Tuesday, November 5, 1985
Mark Kaylor defeats Errol Christie
to become the middleweight
boxing chion, after the two brawl in front of the cameras at the weigh-in.
Saturday, November 5, 1983
California voters defeat the Briggs Initiative
that would have prohibited gay school teachers.
Rioters sack the British Embassy in Tehran
Indira Gandhi is re-elected to the Indian parliament.
A group of Amerindians occupies the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Thursday, November 5, 1970
Vietnam War: The United States Military Assistance Command in Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in 5 years (24 soldiers die that week, which is the fifth consecutive week the death toll is below 50 431 are reported wounded that week, however).
Egypt, Libya and Sudan announce their intentions to form a federation.
The Soviet Union launches "Luna 17
Saturday, November 5, 1966
Thirty-eight African states demand that the United Kingdom use force against the Rhodesia
Martial law is announced in Rhodesia. The UN General Assembly accepts British intent to use force against Rhodesia if necessary by a vote of 82–9.
Thursday, November 5, 1964
Saturday, November 5, 1955
Racial segregation is outlawed on trains and buses in Interstate Commerce
in the United States.
Japan and Burma
sign a separate peace treaty in Rangoon
, to end their formal state of war.
Thursday, November 5, 1953
David Ben-Gurion resigns as prime minister of Israel.
Tuesday, November 5, 1946
A truce is declared between Indonesian nationalist troops and the Dutch army in Indonesia.
Tuesday, November 5, 1940
United States presidential election, 1940: Democrat incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats Republican challenger Wendell Willkie and becomes the United States' first and only third-term president.
Tuesday, November 5, 1935
Spanish Basques vote for autonomy.
Thursday, November 5, 1914
Wednesday, November 5, 1913
The insane King Otto of Bavaria is deposed by his cousin, Prince Regent Ludwig, who assumes the title Ludwig III.
Tuesday, November 5, 1895
Wickenburg massacre: six men travelling by stagecoach are reportedly murdered by the Yavapai Indians.
Tuesday, November 5, 1861
Wednesday, November 5, 1817
Third Anglo-Maratha War breaks out with the Battle of Khadki.
Thursday, November 5, 1812
James Madison defeats DeWitt Clinton in the U.S. presidential election.
The slave ship "Zong
" dumps its living cargo into the sea to claim insurance.
Saturday, November 5, 1757
Tuesday, November 5, 1743
Thursday, November 5, 1705
The Glorious Revolution begins: William of Orange lands at Torbay in England with a multinational force of 15,000 mercenaries. He makes no claim to the English Crown, saying only that he has come to save Protestantism and to maintain English liberty, and begins a march on London.
Saturday, November 5, 1616
Saturday, November 5, 1605
French Huguenot refugees settle in Dublin and Waterford.
publicizes "Of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning, Divine and Humane".
The first half of Miguel de Cervantes
's landmark novel "Don Quixote
" ("El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha" or The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote
of La Mancha) mdash one of the earliest novels in the western literary tradition, is published and becomes Cervantes's first literary success.
Gunpowder Plot: A plot by to blow up the English Houses of Parliament is foiled when Sir Thomas Knyvet, a justice of the peace, finds Guy Fawkes in a cellar below the Parliament building and orders a search of the area (records show 36 barrels of gunpowder were found, and Fawkes was arrested for trying to kill King James I of England and the members who were scheduled to sit together in Parliament the next day).
Crew of the "Olive" become the first British visitors to Barbados
Polish troops occupy Moscow.
"De Nieuwe Tijdinghen", a Dutch proto-newspaper, is published.
Central Mexico's Amerindian population reaches one million.
Monday, October 26, 1562 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, October 26, 1556 (Julianian calendar)
Second Battle of Panipat: Fifty miles north of Delhi, a Mogul Army defeats Hindu forces of General Hemu, to ensure Akbar the throne of India.
King John III of Sweden becomes ruler of Finland as Hertig Johan.
The kings of Spain take control of the Flanders region, including what is now the French département of Nord.
Ivan the Terrible conquers Astrakhan, opening the Volga River to Russian traffic and trade.
Mary I of England establishes the Fort of Maryborough, in what is now Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland.
Wednesday, October 26, 1530 (Julianian calendar)
Charles V crowned by the Pope in Bologna.
Austrian forces capture Esztergom, Hungary, and raid as far as Buda.
Paracelsus leaves Nürnberg.
Martin Afonso de Souza's expedition patrols the Brazilian coast, banishes the French, and creates the first colonial towns: São Vicente
and São Paulo
Sunday, October 27, 1499 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, October 29, 1219 (Julianian calendar)
Damietta, Egypt falls to the Crusaders after a siege.
The Hojo family, vassals of the Shogun, reduce him to a figurehead.