November 5: Day of the Week
November 5, 2019 is the 309th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 56 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1872Women’s suffrage in the United States: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time, and is later fined $100.
- 1916The Kingdom of Poland is proclaimed by the Act of November 5th of the emperors of Germany and Austria-Hungary.
- 1917October Revolution: In Tallinn, Estonia, Communist leader Jaan Anvelt leads revolutionaries in overthrowing the Provisional Government (As Estonia and Russia are still using the Julian Calendar, subsequent period references show an October 23 date).
- 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.
- 1970Vietnam War: The United States Military Assistance Command in Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in five years (24).
- 1987Govan Mbeki is released from custody after serving 24 years of a life sentence for terrorism and treason.
- 1995André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Prime Minister Jean Chrétien of Canada. He is thwarted when the Prime Minister’s wife locks the door.
- 1996President of Pakistan Farooq Ahmed Khan Leghari dismisses the government of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and dissolves the National Assembly of Pakistan.
Who were born on November 5?
- 1850Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (d. 1919)
- 1851Charles Dupuy, French prime minister (d. 1923)
- 1935Christopher Wood, English screenwriter and novellist
- 1943Sam Shepard, American playwright and actor
- 1947Quint Davis, American festival producer
- 1952Oleg Blokhin, Ukrainian footballer
- 1956Denise Jannah, Dutch Suriname-born jazz vocalist
- 1960René Froger, Dutch singer
- 1965Famke Janssen, Dutch model and actress
- 1970Tamzin Outhwaite, English actress
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