Today in History, English
Today in History, English

126601November 5Death2012 – Bob Kaplan, Canadian lawyer and politician, 30th Solicitor General of Canada (b. 1936)
126602November 5Death2012 – Louis Pienaar, South African lawyer and diplomat, Minister of Internal Affairs (b. 1926)
126603November 5Death2012 – Sikandar Sanam, Pakistani actor and singer (b. 1960)
126604November 5Death2013 – Habibollah Asgaroladi, Iranian politician (b. 1932)
126605November 5Death2013 – Juan Carlos Calabró, Argentinian actor and screenwriter (b. 1934)
126606November 5Death2013 – Tony Iveson, English soldier and pilot (b. 1919)
126607November 5Death2013 – Charles Mosley, English genealogist and author (b. 1948)
126608November 5Death2013 – Charlie Trotter, American chef and author (b. 1959)
126609November 5Death2013 – Stuart Williams, Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1930)
126610November 5Death2014 – Manitas de Plata, French guitarist (b. 1921)
126611November 5Death2014 – Alexei Devotchenko, Russian actor and activist (b. 1965)
126612November 5Death2014 – Lane Evans, American lawyer and politician (b. 1951)
126613November 5Death2014 – Wally Grant, American ice hockey player (b. 1927)
126614November 5Death2014 – Abdelwahab Meddeb, Tunisian-French author, poet, and scholar (b. 1946)
126615November 5Death2014 – Hans Nijman, Dutch mixed martial artist and wrestler (b. 1959)
126616November 5Death2015 – Nora Brockstedt, Norwegian singer (b. 1923)
126617November 5Death2015 – Soma Edirisinghe, Sri Lankan businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1939)
126618November 5Death2015 – Hans Mommsen, German historian and academic (b. 1930)
126619November 5Holidays and observationsChristian feast day:DomninusElizabeth, the mother of John the BaptistGalationGuido Maria ConfortiMagnusNovember 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
126620November 5Holidays and observationsGuy Fawkes Night (United Kingdom, New Zealand and the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador), and its related observances:West Country Carnival (English West Country)
126621November 5Holidays and observationsKanakadasa Jayanthi (Karnataka)
126622November 6Event355 – Roman emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with the government of the Prefecture of the Gauls.
126623November 6Event1528 – Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in the area that would become Texas.
126624November 6Event1789 – Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States.
126625November 6Event1844 – The first Constitution of the Dominican Republic is adopted.
126626November 6Event1856 – Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication.
126627November 6Event1861 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.
126628November 6Event1865 – American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on a cruise on which it sank or captured 37 unarmed merchant vessels.
126629November 6Event1869 – In New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers College defeats Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey), 6–4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game.
126630November 6Event1913 – Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.

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