Today in History, English
Today in History, English


IDTimeCategoryEvent
126241November 5Event1757 – Seven Years' War: Frederick the Great defeats the allied armies of France and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle of Rossbach.
126242November 5Event1768 – Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the purpose of which is to adjust the boundary line between Indian lands and white settlements set forth in the Royal Proclamation of 1763 in the Thirteen Colonies.
126243November 5Event1780 – French-American forces under Colonel LaBalme are defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle.
126244November 5Event1811 – Salvadoran priest José Matías Delgado, rings the bells of La Merced church in San Salvador, calling for insurrection and launching the 1811 Independence Movement.
126245November 5Event1831 – Nat Turner, American slave leader, is tried, convicted, and sentenced to death in Virginia.
126246November 5Event1854 – Crimean War: The Battle of Inkerman.
126247November 5Event1862 – American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln removes George B. McClellan as commander of the Army of the Potomac.
126248November 5Event1862 – American Indian 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.
126249November 5Event1872 – Women'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.
126250November 5Event1895 – George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
126251November 5Event1911 – After declaring war on the Ottoman Empire on September 29, 1911, Italy annexes Tripoli and Cyrenaica.
126252November 5Event1912 – Woodrow Wilson is elected to the presidency of the United States.
126253November 5Event1913 – King Otto of Bavaria is deposed by his cousin, Prince Regent Ludwig, who assumes the title Ludwig III.
126254November 5Event1914 – World War I: France and the British Empire declare war on the Ottoman Empire.
126255November 5Event1916 – The Kingdom of Poland is proclaimed by the Act of 5th November of the emperors of Germany and Austria-Hungary.
126256November 5Event1916 – The 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.
126257November 5Event1917 – October 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)
126258November 5Event1917 – Tikhon is elected the Patriarch of Moscow and of the Russian Orthodox Church.
126259November 5Event1925 – Secret agent Sidney Reilly, the first "super-spy" of the 20th century, is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union.
126260November 5Event1940 – World War II: The British armed merchant cruiser, HMS Jervis Bay, is sunk by the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer.
126261November 5Event1943 – World War II: Bombing of the Vatican.
126262November 5Event1945 – Colombia joins the United Nations.
126263November 5Event1950 – Korean War: British and Australian forces from the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade successfully halted the advancing Chinese 117th Division during the Battle of Pakchon.
126264November 5Event1955 – After being destroyed in World War II, the rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with a performance of Beethoven's Fidelio.
126265November 5Event1967 – The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. Survivors include Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees.
126266November 5Event1970 – The Military Assistance Command, Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in five years (24).
126267November 5Event1983 – Byford Dolphin diving bell accident kills five and leaves one severely injured.
126268November 5Event1986 – USS Rentz, USS Reeves and USS Oldendorf visit Qingdao (Tsing Tao) China – the first US Naval visit to China since 1949.
126269November 5Event1987 – Govan Mbeki is released from custody after serving 24 years of a life sentence for terrorism and treason.
126270November 5Event1990 – Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the far-right Kach movement, is shot dead after a speech at a New York City hotel.

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