November 5 holidays in 2020

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Colon Day
Panama National Holiday
Return Day Delaware
United states (Delaware) State Holiday
Guy Fawkes Night
New zealand Observance
Guy Fawkes Day
United kingdom Observance
Thanksgiving
Liberia Public Holiday
National Doughnut Day
- Weird
National Love Your Red Hair Day
- Weird
National Men Make Dinner Day
- Weird

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.

Halloween

Thanksgiving

Black Friday

Giving Tuesday

Christmas Eve

New Year’s Eve

Lantern Festival