1271 – Mahmud Ghazan was born (d. 1304). Persian ruler
1414 – Council of Constance (16th ecumenical council) opens
1515 – Mariotto Albertinelli dies (b. 1474). Italian painter.
1549 – Philippe de Mornay was born (d. 1623). French writer
1556 – Fifty miles north of Delhi, a Mogul Army defeats Hindu forces of General Hemu to ensure Akbar the throne of India.
1559 – Kano Motonobu dies (b. 1476). Japanese painter.
1592 – Charles Chauncy was born (d. 1672). English-born president of Harvard College
1605 – Gunpowder Plot: A plot by Guy Fawkes to blow up the English Houses of Parliament is foiled when Sir Thomas Knyvet, a justice of the peace, finds Fawkes in a cellar below the Parliament building
1613 – Isaac de Benserade was born (d. 1691), French poet
1615 – Ibrahim I was born (d. 1648). Ottoman Sultan
1660 – Lucy Hay, Countess of Carlisle dies (d. 1599). English socialite.
1660 – Alexandre de Rhodes dies (b. 1591). French Jesuit missionay.
1667 – Christoph Ludwig Agricola was born (d. 1719). German painter.
1688 – Glorious Revolution begins: William of Orange lands at Brixham.
1701 – Charles Gerard, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield dies. French-born English politician.
1714 – Bernardino Ramazzini dies (b. 1633). Italian physician.
1742 – Richard Cosway was born (d. 1821). English artist.
1752 – Carl Andreas Duker dies (b. 1670). German classical scholar.
1758 – Hans Egede dies (b. 1686). Lutheran missionary.
1815 – Martins Pena was born (d. 1848). Brazilian dramatist and diplomat.
1836 – Karel Hynek Mácha dies (b. 1810). Czech poet.
1838 – The United States of Central America began to disintegrate when Honduras separated from the federation.
1849 – Rui Barbosa was born (d. 1923). Brazilian statesman and writer.
1854 – Batalha de Inkerman, durante a Guerra da Crimeia. A vitória das forças britânicas sobre as russas, permitiu a realização do cerco a Sebastopol.
1854 – Paul Sabatier was born (d. 1941). French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate.
1855 – Eugene V. Debs was born (d. 1926). American socialist leader.
1855 – Léon Teisserenc de Bort was born (d. 1913). French meteorologist.
1857 – Ida Tarbell was born (d. 1944). American journalist.
1862 – American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln removes George McClellan as commander of the Union Army for the second and final time.
1862 – Indian Wars: In Minnesota, more than 300 Santee Sioux are found guilty of rape and murder of white settlers and are sentenced to hang.
1867 – Nasce Eugénio Tavares, poeta cabo-verdiano.
1872 – Women’s suffrage: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time, and is later fined $100.
1873 – Howard Carter was born († 1939) . British archeologist.
1879 – James Clerk Maxwell dies (b. 1831). Scottish physicist.
1881 – Robert Mallet dies (b. 3 Jun 1810). Irish engineer and geologist
1885 – Will Durant was born (d. 1981). American historian.
1890 – Jan Zrzavý was born (d. 1977). Czech painter.
1892 – J. B. S. Haldan was born (d. 1964). Scottish geneticist.
1893 – Sobral Pinto (Heráclito Fontoura Sobral Pinto) was born in Barbacena- MG (d. 1991). Brazilian jurist
1895 – Walter Gieseking was born (d. 1956). French conductor.
1895 – Charles MacArthur was born (d. 1956). American author.
1895 – George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
1897 – Brasil: Presidente Prudente de Morais sofre atentado
1900 – Martin Dies, Jr. was born (d. 1972). American politician.
1905 – Joel McCrea was born (d. 1990). American actor.
1906 – Fred Lawrence Whipple was born (d. 2004). American astronomer
1911 – Roy Rogers was born (d. 1998). American actor.
1911- After declaring war on the Ottoman Empire on September 29, 1911, Italy annexes Tripoli and Cyrenaica.
1912 – U.S. presidential election, 1912: Democratic challenger Woodrow Wilson wins a landslide victory over Republican incumbent William Howard Taft.
1913 – The insane king Otto of Bavaria is deposed by his cousin, Prince Regent Ludwig, who assumed the title Ludwig III.
1913 – United Kingdom annexes Cyprus, and together with France declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
1913 – Vivien Leigh was born (d. 1967). American actress ( Gone With Wind, Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn )
1914 – August Weismann dies (b. 1834). German biologist.
1916 – Madeleine Robinson was born (d. 1 Aug 2004). French actress.
1916 – The Kingdom of Poland proclaimed by the November 5th Act of the emperors of Germany and Austria-Hungary.
1916 – The Everett Massacre takes place as political differences lead to a shoot-out between IWW organizers and local police
1917 – O Comando do Corpo Expedicionário Português assumiu a responsabilidade da defesa do Sector Português na frente ocidental durante a Primeira Guerra Mundial. Estava subordinado ao 1.º Exército britânico, comandado pelo general Horne.
1917 – St. Tikhon of Moscow was elected the Patriarch of Moscow and of the Russian Orthodox Church.
1917 – Filinto Ramalho was born in Vouzela (d. 2001). Prior of Sacavém (Portugal)
1920 – Douglass North was born. American economist, Nobel Prize laureate .
1921 – Fawzia of Egypt was born. Queen of Iran.
1930 – Sinclair Lewis is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for “Babbitt”
1930 – Christiaan Eijkman dies (b. 1858). Dutch physician. Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1929
1931 – Ike Turner was born. American musician.
1933 – Paulo César Saraceni was born in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian actor and director.
1933 – Texas Guinan dies (b. 1884). American saloon keeper, actress, and musician.
1935 – Parker Brothers releases the board game Monopoly.
1937 – World War II: Adolf Hitler holds a secret meeting and states his plans for acquiring “living space” for the German people.
1937 – Rui Claumann was born (d. 1987). Brazilian actor.
1938 – Enéas Carneiro was born. Brazilian politician.
1938 – Joe Dassin was born (d. 20 Aug 1980). French singer.
1940 – U.S. presidential election, 1940: Democrat incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats Republican challenger Wendell Willkie and becomes the United States‘ first third-term president.
1941 – Art Garfunkel was born. American musician.
1941 – Elke Sommer was born. German actress.
1941 – Arndt Pekurinen dies (b. 1905). Finnish pacifist.
1942 – George M. Cohan dies (b. 1878). American musician, actor, writer, and composer.
1943 – Sam Shepard was born. American playwright and actor .
1945 – Colômbia é admitida como Estado-Membro da ONU
1946 – Herman Brood was born. Dutch musician and artist.
1946 – Gram Parsons was born (d. 1973). American musician.
1947 – Peter Noone was born. English musician and actor.
1948 – Peter Hammill was born. English rock musician and singer. Founder of Van der Graaf Generator
1948 – William Daniel Phillips was born. American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate .
1949 – Armin Shimerman was born. American actor.
1951 – Reggie Walker dies (b. 1889). South African athlete.
1952 – Bill Walton was born. American basketball player and commentator.
1953 – Nobel prize for physics awarded on Frederik Zernicke
1955 – Bernard Chazelle was born. French-born computer scientist.
1955 – Maurice Utrillo dies (b. 1883). French artist.
1956 – Art Tatum dies (b. 1909). American musician.
1958 – Robert Patrick was born. American actor.
1959 – Bryan Adams was born. Canadian musician.
1960 – Tilda Swinton was born. American actress.
1960 – Mack Sennett dies (b. 1880). Canadian producer and director.
1960 – Ward Bond dies (b. 1903). American actor.
1962 – A mining accident kills 21 miners at the government-owned Kings Bay Coal Company on Svalbard, leading the Norweigian government to close the mine.
1963 – Maria Goeppert-Mayer receives The Nobel Prize for Physics
1963 – Tatum O’Neal was born. American actress.
1963 – Jean-Pierre Papin was born. French football player.
1965 – Famke Janssen was born. Danish model and actress.
1968 – Aitana Sanchez-Gijon was born. Spanish actress.
1968 – U.S. presidential election, 1968: Republican challenger Richard M. Nixon defeats Vice President Hubert Humphrey and American Independent Party candidate George C. Wallace.
1970 – Vietnam War: The United States Military Assistance Command in Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in five years (24).
1971 – Corin Nemec was born. American actor.
1973 – Johnny Damon was born. Baseball player.
1974 – Jerry Stackhouse was born. American basketball player.
1974 – Ryan Adams was born. American musician.
1974 – Stafford Repp dies (b. 1918). American actor.
1975 – Lionel Trilling dies (b. 1905). American critic and writer.
1975 – Sao Tome and Principe adopts constitution
1975 – Edward Lawrie Tatum dies (b. 1909). American microbiologist.
1975 – Angela Gossow was born. German singer (Arch Enemy).
1977 – Richard Wright was born. English footballer.
1977 – René Goscinny dies (b. 1926). French comic book writer.
1977 – Guy Lombardo dies (b. 1902). Canadian conductor.
1977 – Jodi Webb was born. Miss Utah Teen USA 1996
1979 – Al Capp dies (b. 1909). American cartoonist .
1979 – Franz Black was born. Underground Rapper (NYC)-(Brothers East).
1979 – The radio news program Morning Edition premieres on National Public Radio.
1979 – Ayatollah Khomeini declares the USA to be “the great Satan”.
1981 – Javier Pereira was born. Spanish writer.
1982 – Inauguração da hidrelétrica de Itaipú na fronteira entre o Brasil e o Paraguai, a maior do mundo na época.
1982 – Jacques Tati dies (b. 1908). French actor and director.
1985 – Spencer W. Kimball dies (b. 1895). President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1985 – Humberto Mauro dies (b. 1897). Brazilian film director
1985 – Reliquary of St Maurus from the 13th century discovered in a cache in the chapel of Bečov Castle.
1986 – BoA was born. Korean singer.
1987 – Apartheid: In South Africa, Govan Mbeki is released from custody after serving 24 years in the Robben Island prison. He had been sentenced to life for treason against the white minority South Africa government.
1989 – Vladimir Horowitz dies (b. 1903). Russian pianist.
1989 – 19th New York City Women’s Marathon won by Ingrid Kristiansen in 2:25:30
1989 – 20th New York City Marathon won by Juma Ikangaa in 2:08:01
1990 – Meir Kahane dies (b. 1932). American rabbi and activist.
1990 – Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the far-right Kach movement, is shot dead after a speech at a New York City hotel.
1991 – Kiichi Miyazawa elected premier of Japan
1991 – Robert Maxwell dies at 68. Billionaire publisher (New York Daily News)
1991 – Fred MacMurray dies (b. 1908). American actor.
1992 – Bobby Fisher beats Boris Spassky to win Chess title in Belgrade
1992 – In Detroit, Michigan, black motorist Malice Green is beaten to death by policemen Larry Nevers and Walter Budzyn during a struggle.
1994 – A letter by former US President Ronald Reagan is released that announces he has Alzheimer’s disease.
1994 – El Parque de Doñana en Huelva declarado Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO.
1994 – Forty-five year old George Foreman becomes boxing‘s oldest heavyweight champion when he knocks out Michael Moorer.
1994 – George Foreman KOs Michael Moorer in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1995 – George Foreman beats Michael Moorer to win WBA/IBF boxing title
1995 – Ernest Gellner dies (b. 1925). Antropologist, sociologist and philosopher
1996 – U.S. presidential election, 1996: Democrat incumbent Bill Clinton defeats Republican challenger Bob Dole to win his second term.
1998 – Lewinsky scandal: As part of the impeachment inquiry, House Judiciary Committee chairman Henry Hyde sends a list of 81 questions to US President Bill Clinton.
1997 – Isaiah Berlin dies (d. 1909). Latvian-born historian of ideas
1998 – The journal Nature publishes a genetic study showing compelling evidence that Thomas Jefferson fathered a son, Eston Hemings Jefferson, by his slave Sally Hemings.
1998 – Fernando Brochado Coelho dies. Portuguese politician, founder of PPD (Patido Popular Democrático).
1999 – United States v. Microsoft: US District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson issues a preliminary ruling that software maker Microsoft had “monopoly power”.
2000 – Victor Grinich dies (b. 1924). American businessman.
2001 – Roy Boulting dies (b. 1913). English film director and producer
2001 – Jeannette Thorez-Vermeersch dies (b. 26 Nov 1910). French politician
2003 – Bobby Hatfield dies (b. 1940), American singer (Righteous Brothers)
2003 – The final installment of the Matrix Trilogy (The Matrix Revolutions) is released in theatres simultaneously around the world at 2:00 pm (GMT).
R.C. Saints – November 5th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints:
St. Bertilia, St. Dominator, St. Domninus, St. Elizabeth, St. Felix and Eusebius, St. Fibitius, St. Galation, St. Aetus, St. Magnus, St. Sylvia, Pope Zacharias
Ancient Latvia – the festival Katrina
United Kingdom and New Zealand – Guy Fawkes night (also called Bonfire night; or Fireworks night): Failure of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up Parliament in 1605 is celebrated with bonfires and fireworks.
Dia Nacional da Cultura (no Brasil)
Dia do Cinema Brasileiro