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Events and People Who Made History on November 5

13th Century

1228 - Wu MeKuan, a collection of 48 Zen koans, compiled in China

15th Century

1414 - Council of Constance (16th ecumenical council) opens
1492 - Christopher Columbus learns of maize (corn) from Indians of Cuba

16th Century

1530 - St. Felix Flood ravages Dutch coast
1556 - Akbar (14) succeeds his father Humajun on as Sultan of Delhi
1556 - Battle at Panipat: Mogollegers beat hindu leader Hemu

17th Century

1605 - Gunpowder Plot; Catholics try to blow up English Parliament. Plot uncovered and leader Guy Fawkes hanged
1630 - Spain and England sign peace treaty
1639 - 1st post office in the colonies is set up in Massachusetts
1678 - Brandenburgse troops occupy Greifswald in Sweden

18th Century

1725 - Spain and Austria sign secret treaty
1757 - Battle at Rossbach (7 year war/French and Indian War)
1781 - John Hanson elected 1st "President of U.S. in Congress assembled"
1789 - Fleeing slaves under Bonni attack military post on Suriname
1789 - French National Meeting declares all citizens equal under law

19th Century

1811 - El Salvador's 1st battle against Spain for independence
1838 - Honduras declares independence of Central American Federation
1846 - Robert Schumann's 2nd Symphony in C, premieres
1854 - Crimean War: British and French defeat Russian force of 50,000
1862 - Ambrose Burnside replaces McClellen as head of Army of Potomac
1862 - Battle at Barbee's Crossroads, Virginia: 51 casualties
1872 - Susan B. Anthony fined for trying to vote
1872 - Ulysses S. Grant re-elected U.S. president
1876 - Henry Morton Stanley's expedition leaves Nyangwe
1881 - French government-Ferry resigns
1882 - Bedrich Smetana's "Ma Vlast," premieres
1883 - Battle at El Obeid Sudan: Mahdi's army destroys Egyptian army
1883 - Musical "Cordelia's Aspirations" premieres in New York City
1887 - Ottawa College (ORFU) defeats Montreal Football Club (QRFU) 10-5 to win the Dominion championship
1894 - Frederick Lugards expedition reaches Nikki
1894 - Richard Strauss' "Till Eulenspiegels," premieres
1895 - 1st U.S. patent granted for auto, George B. Selden
1895 - George Selden patents 1st gasoline-driven car
1895 - King Edward VII says "We are all Socialists nowadays"
1895 - U.S. state Utah accepts female suffrage
1898 - Gerhart Hauptmanns "Fuhrmann Henschel," premieres in Berlin

20th Century

1911 - Calbraith Rodgers arrives in Pasadena completing 1st transcontinental airplane flight (84 days) (left Sheepshead Bay, New York, Sept 17)
1911 - Italy attacks Turkish North-Africa (Libya), takes Tipoli and Cyrenaica
1912 - Arizona, Kansas and Wisconsin vote for female suffrage
1912 - Bulgarian troops in Constantinople blockade drinking water
1912 - Woodrow Wilson (D) defeats Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) and President Taft (R)
1913 - Ludwig III crowned king of Bavaria
1914 - Great Britain and France and Russia declares war on Turkey
1916 - Emperor Wilhelm II and French Jozef I establishes kingdom of Poland
1916 - Second Chamber accept initial impetus to general males/female suffrage
1917 - General Pershing and U.S. troops see action on Western Front for 1st time
1917 - Supreme Court decision (Buchanan vs. Warley) strikes down Lousiville Kentucky ordiance requiring blacks and whites to live in separate areas
1919 - Ir Steringa Idzerda begins hosting "soiree-musical" on Dutch radio
1922 - Demonstration for a Dutch University in Ghent
1925 - Mussolini disbands Italian socialist parties
1927 - 10th PGA Championship: Water Hagen at Cedar Crest CC Dallas
1927 - Walter Hagen beats Joe Turnesa for 4th consecutive PGA title
1930 - Nobel for literature awarded to Sinclair Lewis for "Babbitt"
1932 - Mussolini frees 16,000 criminals
1933 - Chicago Bears 30 game unbeaten streak ends to Patriots (10-0)
1933 - Spanish Basques vote for autonomy
1935 - Maryland Court of Appeals orders University of M to admit (black) Donald Murray
1935 - Parker Brothers launches game of Monopoly
1936 - French writer Andre Gide criticizes Soviet regime
1937 - Hitler informs his military leader of his intentions of going to war
1938 - Ottawa Roughriders score on 5-man, 4-lateral, 65-yard punt return
1938 - Rugers beats Princeton 1st time in 60 years as Rutgers Stad dedicated
1940 - Dutch submarine departs Dundee
1940 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) wins unprecedented 3rd term beating Wendell Willkie (R)
1940 - Walter Johnson, won 416 games for Washington Senators, loses Maryland congressional race
1941 - Japanese marine staff officiers Suzuki/Maejima leave Pearl Harbor
1942 - Nazi raid on Greek Jews in Paris
1942 - Pro-British Clandestine Radio Diego Suarez's final transmission
1943 - Vatican bombed
1944 - Allied troops reach Zoutelande Walcheren
1944 - Canadian and British troops liberate Dinteloord
1944 - German troops blow-up Heusden North Brabant city hall, 134 die
1946 - John F. Kennedy elected to House of Representatives
1950 - Cleveland Browns' Tommy James intercepts 3 passes, club record
1950 - Philippines president Quirino ends emergency crisis
1951 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1953 - Nobel prize for physics awarded/appended on Frederik Zernicke
1953 - Paul Searls saws a 32" log in 86.4 seconds
1953 - Terence Rattigans' "Sleeping Prince," premieres in London
1955 - Mont Canadien Jean Beliveau scores 2nd fastest hat trick (44 seconds)
1955 - New Vienna Opera house opens (Austria)
1956 - Britain and France land forces in Egypt
1956 - Dutch Communist Party office of Felix Meritis seized
1956 - Israel liberates Sharm-el-Sheikh, reopening Gulf of Aqaba
1956 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Datis nuperrime
1957 - Felix Gaillard forms government in France
1957 - Mrs Nellie McGrail wins $574,658 on a 2 cents soccer pool ticket
1958 - KGLD (now KSNG) TV channel 11 in Garden City, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast
1958 - "Maria Golovin" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 5 performances
1959 - AFL announced with 8 teams
1961 - India's premier Nehru arrives in New York
1961 - St. Louis Cardinals Bill Stacy, returns 2 interceptions for TDs vs Dallas
1963 - U.S. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson visits Netherlands
1964 - U.S. launches Mariner 3 toward Mars; no data returned
1966 - Brigham Young QB Virgil Carter sets NCAA record of 599 yards gained
1966 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 - ATS-3 launched by U.S. to take 1st pictures of full Earth disk
1967 - Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
1967 - New Orleans Saints 1st NFL victory, beat Philadelphia Eagles 31-24
1967 - U.S. troops conquer Loc Ninh South Vietnam
1967 - Yemen president Sallal flees
1968 - 1st AL pitcher to win MVP, Denny McLain (wins unanimously)
1968 - Nixon (R) beats Vice President Humphrey (D) and George C. Wallace for presidency
1971 - Bolivia passes death penalty for political kidnapping
1971 - NBA's Los Angeles Lakers starts a 33 game consecutive victory streak
1972 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
1973 - BART starts SF-Daly City train shuttle service
1974 - Dmitri Sjotakovitch completes Michelangelo-liederen
1974 - Ella Grasso (Ct) elected 1st woman U.S. Governor not related to previous gov
1974 - Walter E. Washington, becomes 1st elected mayor of Washington D.C.
1975 - British government sends troops to Belize
1975 - Sao Tome and Principe adopts constitution
1976 - Baltimore Jim Palmer wins AL Cy Young Award
1976 - New AL franchises in Seattle and Toronto fill up their rosters
1976 - Pirates trade Manny Sanguillen and $100,000 to A's for manager Chuck Tanner
1976 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1977 - NCAA passing record set at 571 yards (Marc Wilson, Brigham Young)
1978 - Iranian Prime Minister Jaafar Sharif-Emami resigns to Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
1978 - Khomeini followers attack British embassy/El Al office in Iran
1978 - Oakland Raider's John Madden becomes 13th coach to win 100 NFL games
1979 - Iran government of Bazargan resigns
1979 - Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini declares U.S. The Great Satan
1981 - Charles Fuller's "Soldier's Play," premieres in New York City
1981 - Former Dolphin, Mercury Morris, is sentenced to 20 years for drug trafficing, conspiracy, and possession of cocaine
1982 - Cleveland Cavaliers lose 24th consecutive game (NBA record)
1982 - George Harrison releases "Gone Troppo" album
1983 - New York Rangers and Quebec Nordiques both score in 1st 14 seconds of 3rd period
1983 - Orbiter Discovery (OV-103) moves overland to Dryden
1985 - "News" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 4 performances
1987 - France performs nuclear test
1987 - Iceberg twice size of Rhode Island sighted in Antarctic
1987 - "Into the Woods" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 764 performances
1987 - South Africa ANC-leader Govan Mbeki freed
1987 - Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine's musical "Into the Stars," premieres
1987 - Supreme Court nominee Douglas H. Ginsburg admitted using marijuana
1988 - 1st NBA game at Bradley Center, Milwaukee Bucks lose to Los Angeles Clippers 111-9
1988 - 1st NBA game at Miami Arena, Miami Heat loss to Los Angeles Clippers, 111-91
1988 - 1st NBA game at Palace of Auburn Hills, Pistons beat Hornets 94-85
1988 - Cornell confirms grad student source of worst computer sabotage
1988 - France performs nuclear test
1988 - Gulch wins Breeder's Cup
1988 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Alysheba, Gt Communicator, Gulch, Is It True, Miesque, Open Mind, Personal Ensign at Churchill Downs
1988 - Japan beats MLB all stars 2-1 in Tokyo (Game 1 of 7)
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
1989 - Browns' Bernie Kosar sets club record of 16 cons pass completions
1989 - Elaine Crosby wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1989 - "Threepenny Opera" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 65 performances
1989 - U.S. plays El Salvador, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1991 - Kiichi Miyazawa elected premier of Japan
1991 - Richard J. Kerr, ends term as acting director of CIA
1992 - Bobby Fisher beats Boris Spassky to with Chess title in Belgrade
1992 - "Show Off" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 45 performances
1993 - 1st NBA game in Alamodome, San Antonio Spurs beat Warriors 91-85
1994 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Barathea, Cherokee Run, Concern, Flanders, One Dreamer, Tikkanen, Timber Country
1994 - Space probe Ulyssus completes 1st passage behind the Sun
1994 - Tony Rominger bicycles world record time (55,291 km)
1994 - Yak-40 accident in north of Peru, 8 killed
1995 - 1st NBA game at General Motors Place, Vancouver Grizzlies beat Minnesota Timberwolves 100-98 in OT
1995 - STS-73 (Columbia 18), lands
1995 - Woo-Soon Ko wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup Golf Tournament
1996 - Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as AL Rookie of
1997 - 2 hours after Davey Johnson resigns, he is named AL Manager of Year
1997 - French court orders producer Jacques Charrier, ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot, to pay the former screen star $8,300 in damages

21st Century

2006 - Saddam Hussein sentenced to death by hanging by an Iraqi court
2007 - Writers Guild of American goes on strike


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