November 5: Day of the Week
November 5, 2020 is the 310th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 56 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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November 5 Historical Event(s)
- 1138Ly Anh Tong is enthroned as emperor of Vietnam at the age of two, starting a 37-year reign.
- 1530The St. Felix’s Flood destroys the city of Reimerswaal in the Netherlands.
- 1811Salvadoran priest José Matías Delgado, rang the bells of La Merced church in San Salvador, calling for insurrection and launching the 1811 Independence Movement
- 1831Nat Turner, American slave leader, is tried, convicted, and sentenced to death in Virginia.
- 1838The Federal Republic of Central America begins to disintegrate when Nicaragua separates from the Federation.
- 1862American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln removes George B. McClellan as commander of the Union Army for the second and final time.
- 1916The Kingdom of Poland is proclaimed by the Act of November 5th of the emperors of Germany and Austria-Hungary.
- 1925Secret agent Sidney Reilly, the first “super-spy” of the 20th century, is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union.
- 1950Korean War: British and Australian forces from the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade successfully halted the advancing Chinese 117th Division during the Battle of Pakchon.
- 1995André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Prime Minister Jean Chrétien of Canada. He is thwarted when the Prime Minister’s wife locks the door.
Who were born on November 5?
- 1615Ibrahim I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1648)
- 1940Elke Sommer, German actress
- 1943Sam Shepard, American playwright and actor
- 1949Armin Shimerman, American actor
- 1955Kris Jenner, American television personality, socialite, and businesswoman
- 1957Jon-Erik Hexum, American actor (d. 1984)
- 1964Helga van Niekerk, South African radio presenter
- 1971Edmond Leung, Hong Kong singer
- 1973Alexei Yashin, Russian ice hockey player
- 1984Nick Folk, American football player
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