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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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).
- 1945Colombia joins the United Nations.
- 1990Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the far-right Kach movement, is shot dead after a speech at a New York City hotel.
- 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?
- 1854Paul Sabatier, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
- 1940Elke Sommer, German actress
- 1955Kris Jenner, American television personality, socialite, and businesswoman
- 1961Gina Mastrogiacomo, American actress (d. 2001)
- 1964Helga van Niekerk, South African radio presenter
- 1970Tamzin Outhwaite, English actress
- 1973Danniella Westbrook, English actress
- 1975Lisa Scott-Lee, Welsh singer-songwriter
- 1980Christoph Metzelder, German footballer
- 1987O. J. Mayo, American basketball player
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