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  • Holy Roman Empire
    Wednesday Nov 05, 1530

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    St. Felix's Flood

    Holy Roman Empire
    Wednesday Nov 05, 1530

    The St. Felix's flood (in Dutch Sint-Felixvloed) happened on Saturday, 5 November 1530, the name day of St. Felix. This day was later known as Evil Saturday (kwade zaterdag). Large parts of Flanders and Zeeland were washed away, including the Verdronken Land van Reimerswaal. According to Audrey M. Lambert, "all the Oost Wetering of Zuid-Beveland was lost, save only the town of Reimerswaal." More than 100,000 were killed in Netherlands by the St. Felix's flood.




  • London, England
    Saturday Nov 05, 1605

    The palace of Westminster England

    The Gunpowder Plot

    London, England
    Saturday Nov 05, 1605

    The medieval House of Lords chamber, which had been the target of the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605, was demolished as part of this work in order to create a new Royal Gallery and ceremonial entrance at the southern end of the palace.




  • United Kingdom
    Saturday Nov 05, 1605

    Halloween

    Guy Fawkes Night

    United Kingdom
    Saturday Nov 05, 1605

    The rising popularity of Guy Fawkes Night (5 November) from 1605 onward, saw many Halloween traditions appropriated by that holiday instead, and Halloween's popularity waned in Britain, with the noteworthy exception of Scotland.




  • France
    Monday Nov 05, 1849

    Elizabeth Blackwell

    Blackwell lost sight in her left eye

    France
    Monday Nov 05, 1849

    On 4 November 1849, when Blackwell was treating an infant with ophthalmia neonatorum, she spurted some contaminated solution into her own eye accidentally and contracted the infection. She lost sight in her left eye, causing her to have her eye surgically extracted and thus lost all hope of becoming a surgeon.




  • Hungary (then Kingdom of Hungary)
    Tuesday Nov 05, 1918

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    The Serbian Army Attack

    Hungary (then Kingdom of Hungary)
    Tuesday Nov 05, 1918

    On 5 November 1918, the Serbian army, with the help of the French army, crossed southern borders.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 05, 1940

    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    U.S. Presidential election 1940

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 05, 1940

    The 1940 United States presidential election was the 39th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 5, 1940. The election was contested in the shadow of World War II in Europe, as the United States was emerging from the Great Depression. Incumbent Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated Republican businessman Wendell Willkie to be reelected for an unprecedented third term in office.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Wednesday Nov 05, 1941

    Hirohito

    Emperor Hirohito approved The Operations Plan

    Tokyo, Japan
    Wednesday Nov 05, 1941

    On November 5 Emperor Hirohito approved in imperial conference the operations plan for a war against the Occident and had many meetings with the military and Tōjō until the end of the month.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 05, 1946

    Richard Nixon

    Winning In The 1946 California's 12th congressional district elections

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 05, 1946

    In 1945, Republicans in California's 12th congressional district were frustrated by their inability to defeat Democratic Congressman Jerry Voorhis and sought a consensus candidate who would run a strong campaign against him. They formed a "Committee of 100" to decide on a candidate hoping to avoid internal dissensions which had previously led to Voorhis victories. After the committee failed to attract higher-profile candidates Herman Perry, Whittier's Bank of America branch manager, suggested Nixon, a family friend with whom he had served on the Whittier College Board of Trustees before the war. Perry wrote to Nixon in Baltimore. After a night of excited talk between the Nixons, the naval officer responded to Perry with enthusiasm. Nixon flew to California and was selected by the committee. When he left the Navy at the start of 1946, Nixon and his wife returned to Whittier, where Nixon began a year of intensive campaigning. He contended that Voorhis had been ineffective as a congressman and suggested that Voorhis's endorsement by a group linked to communists meant that Voorhis must have radical views. Nixon won the election, receiving 65,586 votes to Voorhis's 49,994.


  • Phú Thọ, Vietnam
    Wednesday Nov 05, 1952

    First Indochina War

    Salan took Phú Thọ

    Phú Thọ, Vietnam
    Wednesday Nov 05, 1952

    Salan took Phú Thọ on November 5.


  • Budapest, Hungary
    Monday Nov 05, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    The Councils decided To End The Nationwide Labour Strikes and Resume Work

    Budapest, Hungary
    Monday Nov 05, 1956

    In total there were approximately 2,100 local revolutionary and workers councils with over 28,000 members. These councils held a combined conference in Budapest, deciding to end the nationwide labour strikes and resume work on 5 November, with the more important councils sending delegates to the Parliament to assure the Nagy government of their support.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 05, 1958

    Neil Armstrong

    Project "Mercury"

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 05, 1958

    and on November 5, 1958, "Man In Space Soonest" was superseded by Project "Mercury", a civilian project run by NASA.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 05, 1963

    Thanksgiving

    Proclamation 3560

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 05, 1963

    The day for Thanksgiving services specifically codified in the founding charter of Berkeley Hundred in 1619 was instrumental in President John F. Kennedy's attempt to strike a compromise between the regional claims, by issuing Proclamation 3560 on November 5, 1963, stating, "Over three centuries ago, our forefathers in Virginia and in Massachusetts, far from home in a lonely wilderness, set aside a time of thanksgiving. On the appointed day, they gave reverent thanks for their safety, for the health of their children, for the fertility of their fields, for the love which bound them together, and for the faith which united them with their God".


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 05, 1968

    Richard Nixon

    Winning The 1968 United States Presidential Election

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 05, 1968

    At the end of 1967, Nixon told his family he planned to run for president a second time. Although Pat Nixon did not always enjoy public life (for example, she had been embarrassed by the need to reveal how little the family owned in the Checkers speech), she was supportive of her husband's ambitions. Nixon believed that with the Democrats torn over the issue of the Vietnam War, a Republican had a good chance of winning, although he expected the election to be as close as in 1960.In a three-way race between Nixon, Humphrey, and American Independent Party candidate former Alabama Governor George Wallace, Nixon defeated Humphrey by nearly 500,000 votes (seven-tenths of a percentage point), with 301 electoral votes to 191 for Humphrey and 46 for Wallace.


  • Midland, Texas, U.S.
    Saturday Nov 05, 1977

    George W. Bush

    Marriage

    Midland, Texas, U.S.
    Saturday Nov 05, 1977

    In 1977, friends introduced him to Laura Welch, a schoolteacher and librarian. After a three-month courtship, she accepted his marriage proposal and they wed on November 5 of that year.


  • Iran
    Sunday Nov 05, 1978

    Iranian Revolution

    Appointment of a military government

    Iran
    Sunday Nov 05, 1978

    On 6 November, the Shah dismissed Sharif-Emami from the post of prime minister, and chose to appoint a military government in its place. The Shah chose General Gholam-Reza Azhari to be prime minister because of his mild-mannered approach to the situation. The cabinet he would choose was a military cabinet in name only and consisted primarily of civilian leaders.


  • Delhi, India
    Saturday Nov 05, 1988

    Virat Kohli

    The birth of Virat Kohli

    Delhi, India
    Saturday Nov 05, 1988

    Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988 in Delhi into a Punjabi Hindu family. His father, Prem Kohli, worked as a criminal lawyer and his mother, Saroj Kohli, is a housewife. He has an older brother, Vikas, and an older sister, Bhavna. According to his family, when he was three-years old, Kohli would pick up a cricket bat, start swinging it and ask his father to bowl at him.


  • Uniondale, New York, U.S.
    Monday Nov 05, 2001

    Dwayne Johnson

    Second WCW Championship

    Uniondale, New York, U.S.
    Monday Nov 05, 2001

    The Rock defeated Jericho on the November 5 episode of Raw for his second WCW Championship.


  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Monday Nov 05, 2007

    Android

    Bugdroid

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Monday Nov 05, 2007

    The mascot of Android is a green android robot, as related to the software's name. Although it has no official name, the Android team at Google reportedly call it "Bugdroid". Due to Android's high popularity in the 2010s, it has become one of the most recognizable icons in the technology world. It was designed by then-Google graphic designer Irina Blok on November 5, 2007, when Android was announced. Its popularity amongst the development team eventually led to Google adopting it as an official icon as part of the Android logo when it launched to consumers in 2008.


  • U.S
    Monday Nov 05, 2007

    Android

    Open Handset Alliance Unveil

    U.S
    Monday Nov 05, 2007

    On November 5, 2007, the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of technology companies including Google, device manufacturers such as HTC, Motorola and Samsung, wireless carriers such as Sprint and T-Mobile, and chipset makers such as Qualcomm and Texas Instruments, unveiled itself, with a goal to develop "the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices". Within a year, the Open Handset Alliance faced two other open-source competitors, the Symbian Foundation and the LiMo Foundation, the latter also developing a Linux-based mobile operating system like Google. In September 2007, InformationWeek covered an Evalueserve study reporting that Google had filed several patent applications in the area of mobile telephony.


  • Killeen, Texas, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 05, 2009

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Fort Hood Shooting

    Killeen, Texas, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 05, 2009

    On November 5, 2009, a terrorist mass shooting took place at Fort Hood, near Killeen, Texas. Nidal Hasan, a U.S. Army major and psychiatrist, fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others. It was the deadliest mass shooting on an American military base. Hasan was shot and as a result paralyzed from the waist down. Hasan was arraigned by a military court on July 20, 2011 and was charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Friday Nov 05, 2010

    X-box

    Xbox Kinect

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Friday Nov 05, 2010

    Kinect (stylized as KINECT) is a motion-sensing input device by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 video game console and Windows PCs. Based around a webcam-style add-on peripheral for the Xbox 360 console, it enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without the need to touch a game controller, through a natural user interface using gestures and spoken commands. The project is aimed at broadening the Xbox 360's audience beyond its typical gamer base. Kinect competes with the Wii Remote Plus and PlayStation Move with PlayStation Eye motion controllers for the Wii and PlayStation 3 home consoles, respectively. Kinect was launched in North America on November 4, 2010, in Europe on November 10, 2010.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 05, 2013

    Eminem

    Marshall Mathers LP 2

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 05, 2013

    The album was released on November 5, by Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records and Interscope Records. Its standard version had 16 tracks, and the deluxe version included a second disc with five additional tracks. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was Eminem's seventh album to debut atop the Billboard 200, and had the year's second-largest first-week sales.


  • Europe
    Thursday Nov 05, 2015

    Visa Inc.

    Visa Inc. announced the plan to acquire Visa Europe

    Europe
    Thursday Nov 05, 2015

    Visa Inc. announced the plan to acquire Visa Europe on November 5, 2015, creating a single global company.


  • Canada
    Thursday Nov 05, 2015

    Justin Trudeau

    The First Liberal caucus meeting

    Canada
    Thursday Nov 05, 2015

    On November 5, 2015, during the first Liberal caucus meeting since forming a majority government, the party announced that it would reinstate the mandatory long-form census that had been scrapped in 2010, effective with the 2016 census.


  • Beaverton, Oregon, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 05, 2017

    Nike, Inc.

    The Paradise Papers

    Beaverton, Oregon, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 05, 2017

    On 5 November 2017, the Paradise Papers, a set of confidential electronic documents relating to offshore investment, revealed that Nike is among the corporations that used offshore companies to avoid taxes.


  • Sutherland Springs, Texas, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 05, 2017

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Sutherland Springs Church Shooting

    Sutherland Springs, Texas, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 05, 2017

    The Sutherland Springs church shooting occurred on November 5, 2017, when Devin Patrick Kelley of New Braunfels, Texas, fatally shot 26 people and wounded 20 others during a mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The attack was the deadliest mass shooting in Texas and the fifth-deadliest mass shooting in the United States.


  • Australia
    Sunday Nov 05, 2017

    Jacinda Ardern

    First official overseas trip

    Australia
    Sunday Nov 05, 2017

    On 5 November 2017, Ardern made her first official overseas trip to Australia, where she met Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for the first time.


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