Today in History, English
Today in History, English

126271November 5Event1995 – André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Prime Minister Jean Chrétien of Canada. He is thwarted when the Prime Minister's wife locks the door.
126272November 5Event1996 – Pakistani President Farooq Leghari dismisses the government of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and dissolves the National Assembly of Pakistan.
126273November 5Event2003 – Green River Killer Gary Ridgway pleaded guilty to 48 counts of murder.
126274November 5Event2006 – Saddam 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 their roles in the massacre of 148 Shi'a Muslims in 1982.
126275November 5Event2007 – China's first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1, goes into orbit around the Moon.
126276November 5Event2007 – Android mobile operating system is unveiled by Google.
126277November 5Event2009 – U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan murders 13 and wounds 32 at Fort Hood, Texas in the deadliest mass shooting at a U.S. military installation.
126278November 5Event2013 – India launches the Mars Orbiter Mission, its first interplanetary probe.
126279November 5Birth1271 – Ghazan, Mongol ruler (d. 1304)
126280November 5Birth1494 – Hans Sachs, German poet and playwright (d. 1576)
126281November 5Birth1549 – Philippe de Mornay, French theologian and author (d. 1623)
126282November 5Birth1592 – Charles Chauncy, English-American pastor, theologian, and academic (d. 1672)
126283November 5Birth1613 – Isaac de Benserade, French poet and educator (d. 1691)
126284November 5Birth1615 – Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (d. 1648)
126285November 5Birth1666 – Attilio Ariosti, Italian viola player and composer (d. 1729)
126286November 5Birth1667 – Christoph Ludwig Agricola, German painter (d. 1719)
126287November 5Birth1701 – Pietro Longhi, Venetian painter and educator (d. 1785)
126288November 5Birth1705 – Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, French violinist and composer (d. 1770)
126289November 5Birth1715 – John Brown, English author and playwright (d. 1766)
126290November 5Birth1722 – William Byron, 5th Baron Byron, English lieutenant and politician (d. 1798)
126291November 5Birth1739 – Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglinton, Scottish composer and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire (d. 1819)
126292November 5Birth1742 – Richard Cosway, English painter (d. 1821)
126293November 5Birth1789 – William Bland, Australian surgeon and politician (d. 1868)
126294November 5Birth1816 – Ursula Frayne, Irish-Australian nun and missionary (d. 1885)
126295November 5Birth1818 – Benjamin Butler, American general, lawyer, and politician, 33rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1893)
126296November 5Birth1835 – Moritz Szeps, Ukrainian-Austrian journalist and publisher (d. 1902)
126297November 5Birth1846 – Duncan Gordon Boyes, English soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1869)
126298November 5Birth1850 – Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (d. 1919)
126299November 5Birth1851 – Charles Dupuy, French academic and politician, 60th Prime Minister of France (d. 1923)
126300November 5Birth1854 – Alphonse Desjardins, Canadian journalist and businessman, co-founded Desjardins Group (d. 1920)

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