November 5: Day of the Week
November 5, 2021 is the 309th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 56 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1530The St. Felix’s Flood destroys the city of Reimerswaal in the Netherlands.
- 1743Coordinated scientific observations of the transit of Mercury are organized by Joseph-Nicolas Delisle.
- 1811Salvadoran priest José Matías Delgado, rang the bells of La Merced church in San Salvador, calling for insurrection and launching the 1811 Independence Movement
- 1838The Federal Republic of Central America begins to disintegrate when Nicaragua separates from the Federation.
- 1862Indian Wars: In Minnesota, 303 Dakota warriors are found guilty of rape and murder of whites and are sentenced to hang. 38 are ultimately executed and the others reprieved.
- 1913King Otto of Bavaria is deposed by his cousin, Prince Regent Ludwig, who assumes the title Ludwig III.
- 1925Secret agent Sidney Reilly, the first “super-spy” of the 20th century, is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union.
- 1943Bombing of the Vatican.
- 1950Korean War: British and Australian forces from the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade successfully halted the advancing Chinese 117th Division during the Battle of Pakchon.
- 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.
Who were born on November 5?
- 1615Ibrahim I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1648)
- 1846Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1869)
- 1857Ida Tarbell, American journalist (d. 1944)
- 1890Jan Zrzavý, Czech painter (d. 1977)
- 1913John McGiver, American actor (d. 1975)
- 1931Ike Turner, American musician (d. 2007)
- 1936Michael Dertouzos, Greek-born American computer scientist (d. 2001)
- 1965Kubrat, Prince of Panagiurishte of Bulgaria
- 1973Alexei Yashin, Russian ice hockey player
- 1987Kevin Jonas, American guitarist (Jonas Brothers)
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