November 5 in history –

November 5 in history –
November 5 in history –

05 November 2023 | 07:56

/KROSS/ November 5 is the 309th day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar.

1414 – The Council of Constance of the Roman Catholic Church was opened, ending the Papal Schism.

1605 – An assassination attempt against the House of Lords and King James I of England and Scotland is foiled.

1757 – Seven Years’ War: Frederick II defeats the combined armies of France and the Holy Roman Empire.

1885 – Serbo-Bulgarian War: The Battle of Slivnica begins.

1895 – George Selden receives the first American patent for an automobile.

1912 – Woodrow Wilson was elected the twenty-eighth president of the United States.

1913 – Great Britain annexes Cyprus and, together with France, begins hostilities against the Ottoman Empire.

1914 – World War I: Britain occupies Cyprus.

1916 – World War I: Germany and Austria-Hungary sign an act establishing the Regency of Poland.

1940 – Franklin Roosevelt is elected to a third term as President of the United States.


1967 – The Kremikovtsi metallurgical plant was opened.

1968 – Richard Nixon wins the US presidential election.

1979 – Ayatollah Khomeini declares the US the “Great Satan”.

1994 – Akio Morita announces his retirement from Sony management.

2002 – The Galileo spacecraft comes within just 100 miles (160 km) of the natural satellite Amalthea, and the deflection on the spacecraft’s trajectory is measured to accurately determine the satellite’s mass.

2006 – Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is sentenced to death by hanging for crimes against humanity.

2008 – Barack Obama becomes President of the United States.

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