Historical Events on November 5
- 1780: Chief of the Miami people – Mihšihkinaahkwa or Little Turtle – defeats French-American troops which are led by Colonel LaBalme.
- 1831: American slave leader Nat Turner is tried, convicted and sentenced to death for leading the slave rebellion in Virginia.
- 1862: George B. McClellan is removed as the commander of the Army of the Potomac by American President Abraham Lincoln.
- 1862: Over 300 Dakota warriors are found guilty of murdering and raping whites in Minnesota. As a result, they are sentenced to hang. However, only about 38 are hung—the others are given a reprieve.
- 1895: The first United States patent for an automobile is granted to George B. Selden.
- 1911: Italy annexes Cyrenaica and Tripoli.
- 1914: Britain and France declare war on the Ottoman Empire.
- 1940: The German cruiser Admiral Scheer sinks the British armed merchant cruiser known as the HMS Jervis Bay during World War II.
- 2006: Former Iraq president Saddam Hussein, Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikrit and Awad Hamed al-Bandar are all sentenced to death for their roles in the 1982 massacre of 148 Shi’a Muslims.
- 2007: Chang’e 1 – the first lunar satellite launched by China – orbits the moon.
- 2007: Google unveils its Android mobile operating system.
- 2009: United States Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan goes on a mass shooting at a military installation in Fort Hood, Texas. 13 people are killed and 32 are wounded.
- 2013: India launches its first inter-planetary probe: the Mars Orbiter Mission.
Famous Birthdays on November 5
- American actress Marie Osborne Yeats is born in 1911.
- American actor, singer and guitarist, Roy Rogers is born in 1911.
- British actress Vivian Lee is born in 1913.
- American economist and Nobel Prize laureate, Douglass North is born in 1920.
- American basketball player Bill Walton is born in 1952.
- American journalist and author Joyce Maynard is born in 1953.
- American actor Robert Patrick is born in 1958.
- Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams is born in 1958.
- English actress Tilda Swinton is born in 1960.
- American actor Sam Rockwell is born in 1968.
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