November 5: Day of the Week
November 5, 2023 is the 309th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 56 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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.
November 5 Historical Event(s)
- 1605The arrest of Guy Fawkes, found during a search of the Palace of Westminster, foils Robert Catesby’s plot to destroy the House of Lords and all within it.
- 1768Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the purpose of which is to adjust the boundary line between Indian lands and white settlements set forth in the Proclamation of 1763 in the Thirteen Colonies.
- 1862American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln removes George B. McClellan as commander of the Union Army for the second and final time.
- 1913King Otto of Bavaria is deposed by his cousin, Prince Regent Ludwig, who assumes the title Ludwig III.
- 1916The Everett Massacre takes place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between the Industrial Workers of the World organizers and local police.
- 1970Vietnam War: The United States Military Assistance Command in Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in five years (24).
- 1983Byford Dolphin diving bell accident kills five and leaves one severely injured.
- 1986USS Rentz, USS Reeves and USS Oldendorf visit Qingdao (Tsing Tao) China – the first US Naval visit to China since 1949.
- 2006Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for the role in the massacre of the 148 Shi'as in 1982.
- 2009US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan kills 13 and wounds 29 at Fort Hood, Texas in the deadliest mass shooting at a US military installation.
Who were born on November 5?
- 1613Isaac de Benserade, French poet (d. 1691)
- 1913John McGiver, American actor (d. 1975)
- 1928Donald Madden, American theatre, television, and film actor (d. 1983)
- 1937Chan Sek Keong, Singaporian jurist
- 1938Jim Steranko, American graphic artist
- 1939Lobsang Tenzin, the 5th Samdhong Rinpoche, Kalon Tripa (Prime Minister) of the Tibetan Government-in-exile
- 1955Karan Thapar, Indian journalist and political analyst
- 1960Tilda Swinton, English actress
- 1973Johnny Damon, American baseball player
- 1986Kasper Schmeichel, Danish footballer
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