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1773John Hancock is elected as moderator at a Boston town meeting that resolves that anyone who supports the Tea Act is an "Enemy to America"

1956The Nat King Cole Show debuts on NBC, the first variety program to be hosted by an African-American

1996Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as AL Rookie of

1982George Harrison releases "Gone Troppo" album

1937Hitler informs his military leaders in a secret meeting of his intentions of going to war

1932Benito Mussolini frees 16,000 convicts

1500-6th Nov astronomer Copernicus observes a lunar eclipse in Rome

2006Saddam 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 the role in the massacre of the 148 Shi'as in 1982.

1978Oakland Raider's John Madden becomes 13th coach to win 100 NFL games

1873Due to the fallout from the Pacific Scandal, John A. Macdonald resigns as Prime Minister of Canada

1556Akbar (14) succeeds his father Humajun as Sultan of Delhi

1967The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. The survivors include Bee Gee Robin Gibb.

1492Christopher Columbus learns of maize (corn) from Indians of Cuba

1925Mussolini disbands Italian socialist parties

1605Gunpowder Plot; attempt to blow up King James I while he opened Parliament. Plot discovered and Guy Fawkes caught and tortured. He and seven others were later executed

1955Mont Canadien Jean Beliveau scores 2nd fastest hat trick (44 seconds)

1936French writer Andre Gide criticizes Soviet regime

1912Woodrow Wilson (D) defeats Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) & President Taft (R)

1927Walter Hagen beats Joe Turnesa for 4th consecutive PGA title

1898Gerhart Hauptmann's "Fuhrmann Henschel" premieres in Berlin

1872Ulysses S. Grant re-elected US President

1940Walter Johnson, won 416 games for Wash Senators, loses Maryland congressional race (R)

1940Pres FDR (D) wins unprecedented 3rd term beating Wendell Willkie (R)

1963US VP Lyndon B. Johnson visits Netherlands

November 5th Historical Events
Date Event
1228
Wu MeKuan, a collection of 48 Zen koans, compiled in China 
1414
Council of Constance (16th ecumenical council) opens 
1492
Christopher Columbus learns of maize (corn) from Indians of Cuba 
1499
Publication of the Catholicon in Treguier (Brittany). This Breton-French-Latin dictionary was written in 1464 by Jehan Lagadeuc. It is the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary. 
1500
-6th Nov astronomer Copernicus observes a lunar eclipse in Rome 
1530
St Felix Flood ravages Dutch coast and destroys the city of Reimerswaal in the Netherlands 
1556
Akbar (14) succeeds his father Humajun as Sultan of Delhi 
1556
Battle at Panipat: Mogollegers beat hindu leader Hemu 
1605
Gunpowder Plot; attempt to blow up King James I while he opened Parliament. Plot discovered and Guy Fawkes caught and tortured. He and seven others were later executed 
1630
Spain & England sign peace treaty 
1639
First post office in the colonies is set up in Massachusetts 
1678
Brandenburgse troops occupy Greifswald in Sweden 
1725
Spain & Austria sign secret treaty 
1743
Coordinated scientific observations of the transit of Mercury were organized by Joseph-Nicolas Delisle. 
1757
Battle at Rossbach (7 year war/French & Indian War) 
1773
John Hancock is elected as moderator at a Boston town meeting that resolves that anyone who supports the Tea Act is an "Enemy to America" 
1780
French-American force under Colonel LaBalme is defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle. 
1781
John Hanson elected first "President of US in Congress assembled" 
1789
Fleeing slaves under Bonni attack military post on Suriname 
1789
French National Meeting declares all citizens equal under law 
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 & French defeat Russian force of 50,000 at Inkerman 
1862
Ambrose Burnside replaces McClellen as head of Army of Potomac 
1862
Battle at Barbee's Crossroads, Virginia: 51 casualties 
1872
American women's right to vote advocate Susan B. Anthony votes for Ulysses S. Grant 
1872
Ulysses S. Grant re-elected US President 
1873
Due to the fallout from the Pacific Scandal, John A. Macdonald resigns as Prime Minister of Canada 
1876
Henry Morton Stanley's expedition leaves Nyangwe 
1881
French government-Ferry resigns 
1881
1,600 police and volunteers attack Māori settlement at Parihaka in western Taranaki which had become the symbol of protest against the confiscation of Māori land, New Zealand 
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 NYC 
1887
Ottawa College (ORFU) defeats Montreal Football Club (QRFU) 10-5 to win the Dominion championship 
1889
Louisa Woosley first women to be ordained as a minister in any Presbyterian denomination (US Cumberland Presbyterian Church). 
1894
Frederick Lugards expedition reaches Nikki 
1894
Richard Strauss' "Till Eulenspiegels" premieres 
1895
1st US patent granted for auto (George B Selden) for gasoline driven car 
1895
Edward, Prince of Wales, says "We are all Socialists nowadays" 
1895
US state Utah accepts female suffrage 
1898
Gerhart Hauptmann's "Fuhrmann Henschel" premieres in Berlin 
1900
Under US military control since the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898, Cuba now calls its own constitutional convention 
1911
Italy attacks Turkish North-Africa (Libya), takes Tripoli & Cyrenaica 
1911
Calbraith Rodgers arrives in Pasadena completing 1st transcontinental airplane flight (49 days) (left Sheepshead Bay, NY, Sept 17) 
1912
Arizona, Kansas & Wisconsin vote for female suffrage 
1912
Bulgarian troops in Constantinople blockade drinking water 
1912
Woodrow Wilson (D) defeats Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) & President Taft (R) 
1913
Ludwig III crowned king of Bavaria 
1914
Britain declares war on Turkey and annexes Cyprus, occupied since 1878; the immediate reason is to keep it from being taken by Turkey 
1916
Emperors Wilhelm II (Germany) and Franz Jozef I (Austria-Hungary) establish the kingdom of Poland 
1916
Second Chamber accept initial impetus to general males/female suffrage 
1916
The Everett Massacre takes place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between IWW organizers and local police. 
1917
Gen Pershing & US troops see action on Western Front for 1st time 
1917
Supreme Court decision (Buchanan v Warley) strikes down Lousiville, Kenticky, ordinance requiring blacks & whites to live in separate areas 
1919
Ir à Steringa Idzerda begins hosting "soirée-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" 
1930
3rd Academy Awards - "All Quiet on the Western Front", George Arliss & Norma Shearer win 
1932
Benito Mussolini frees 16,000 convicts 
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 Maryland to admit Donald Murray, a black man 
1935
Parker Brothers launches game of Monopoly 
1936
French writer Andre Gide criticizes Soviet regime 
1937
Hitler informs his military leaders in a secret meeting 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 yrs as Rutgers Stad dedicated 
1940
Dutch submarine departs Dundee 
1940
Pres FDR (D) wins unprecedented 3rd term beating Wendell Willkie (R) 
1940
Walter Johnson, won 416 games for Wash Senators, loses Maryland congressional race (R) 
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
-6] Vatican bombed 
1944
Allied troops reach Zoutelande Walcheren 
1944
Canadian & British troops liberate Dinteloord 
1944
German troops blow-up Heusden North Brabant city hall, 134 die 
1945
Colombia joins the United Nations. 
1946
John F Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) elected to US House of Representatives 
1950
Cleveland Browns' Tommy James intercepts 3 passes, club record 
1950
Philippines president Quirino ends emergency crisis 
1951
US 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 Rattigan's "Sleeping Prince" premieres in London 
1955
Mont Canadien Jean Beliveau scores 2nd fastest hat trick (44 seconds) 
1955
New Vienna Opera house opens (Austria) 
1955
Date returned to in "Back to the Future" by Marty McFly 
1956
Britain & France land forces in Egypt in reaction to seizure of Suez Canal 
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 
1956
The Nat King Cole Show debuts on NBC, the first variety program to be hosted by an African-American 
1957
Mrs Nellie McGrail wins $574,658 on a 2½ cent soccer pool ticket 
1958
"Maria Golovin" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 performances 
1958
KGLD (now KSNG) TV channel 11 in Garden City, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast 
1959
AFL announced with 8 teams 
1961
India's premier Nehru arrives in NY 
1961
St Louis Cards Bill Stacy, returns 2 interceptions for TDs vs Dallas 
1963
US VP Lyndon B. Johnson visits Netherlands 
1964
US launches Mariner 3 toward Mars; no data returned 
1966
Brigham Young QB Virgil Carter sets NCAA record of 599 yards gained 
1966
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1967
ATS-3 launched by US to take first pictures of full Earth disc 
1967
Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open 
1967
New Orleans Saints 1st NFL victory, beat Philadelphia Eagles 31-24 
1967
US troops conquer Loc Ninh South Vietnam 
1967
Yemen president Sallal flees 
1967
The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. The survivors include Bee Gee Robin Gibb
1968
1st AL pitcher to win MVP, Denny McLain (wins unanimously) 
1968
Nixon (R) beats VP Humphrey (D) & George C Wallace for presidency 
1971
Bolivia passes death penalty for political kidnapping 
1971
NBA's LA Lakers starts a 33 game consecutive victory streak 
1972
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic 
1972
Vice-President of Sinn Féin Maire Drumm is arrested in the Republic of Ireland 
1973
BART starts SF-Daly City train shuttle service 
1973
Arab producers announce 25 percent cut in oil production 
1974
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes Michelangelo songs 
1974
Ella Grasso (Ct) elected first woman US governor not related to previous governor 
1974
Walter E Washington, becomes first elected mayor of Wash DC 
1975
British government sends troops to Belize 
1975
Sao Tome & Principe adopts constitution 
1976
Balt Jim Palmer wins AL Cy Young Award 
1976
New AL franchises in Seattle & Toronto fill up their rosters 
1976
Pirates trade Manny Sanguillen & $100,000 to A's for mgr Chuck Tanner 
1976
USSR performs nuclear test 
1977
NCAA passing record set at 571 yards (Marc Wilson, Brigham Young) 
1978
Iranian PM 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 US "The Great Satan" 
1981
Charles Fuller's "Soldier's Play" premieres in NYC 
1981
Former Dolphin, Mercury Morris, is sentenced to 20 years for drug trafficing, conspiracy, & possession of cocaine 
1982
Cleveland Cavaliers lose 24th consecutive game (NBA record) 
1982
George Harrison releases "Gone Troppo" album 
1983
NY Rangers & Quebec Nordiques both score in 1st 14 secs of 3rd period 
1983
Orbiter Discovery (OV-103) moves overland to Dryden 
1985
"News" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 4 performances 
1987
"Into the Woods" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 764 performances 
1987
France performs nuclear test 
1987
Iceberg twice size of Rhode Island sighted in Antarctic 
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, Milw Bucks lose to Atlnata Hawks 94-107 
1988
1st NBA game at Miami Arena, Miami Heat loss to LA 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
Japan beats MLB all stars 2-1 in Tokyo (Game 1 of 7) 
1988
Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Alysheba, Gt Communicator, Gulch, Is It True, Miesque, Open Mind, Personal Ensign at Churchill Downs 
1989
"Threepenny Opera" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 perfs 
1989
19th NYC Women's Marathon won by Ingrid Kristiansen in 2:25:30 
1989
20th NYC 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
US plays El Salvador in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup 
1990
Reports of increasing Saudi petroleum production and lower world demand 
1991
Kiichi Miyazawa elected premier of Japan 
1991
Richard J Kerr ends term as acting director of CIA 
1992
"Show Off" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances 
1992
Bobby Fisher beats Boris Spassky to with Chess title in Belgrade 
1993
1st NBA game in Alamodome, San Antonio Spurs beat Warriors 91-85 
1994
Space probe Ulyssus completes 1st passage behind the Sun 
1994
Tony Rominger bicycles world record for distance covered in one hour for second time (55.291 km) 
1994
Yak-40 accident in north of Peru, 8 killed 
1994
Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Barathea, Cherokee Run, Concern, Flanders, One Dreamer, Tikkanen, Timber Country 
1994
George Foreman (45) KOs Michael Moorer to win boxing HW championship 
1995
STS 73 (Columbia 18), lands 
1995
Woo-Soon Ko wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup Golf Tournament 
1995
1st NBA game at General Motors Place, Vancouver Grizzlies beat Minn Timberwolves 100-98 in OT 
1995
André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien; he is thwarted when the PM's wife locks the door. 
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 
2000
Emperor Haile Selassie I is given an Imperial funeral by the Ethiopian Orthodox church 
2003
37th Country Music Association Award: Alan Jackson & Martina McBride wins 
2006
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 the role in the massacre of the 148 Shi'as in 1982. 
2007
China's first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1 goes into orbit around the Moon. 
2009
US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan (US Army Medical Corps) killed 13 and wounded 43 at Fort Hood, Texas in the largest mass shooting ever at a US military installation. 
2012
50 Syrian military personnel are killed by a suicide car bomb in Hama 
2012
Widespread flooding in Nigeria kills 363 people and displaces 2.1 million 
2013
4 people are killed after a 4-story building under construction collapses in Lagos, Nigeria 
2014
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key rules out sending troops to fight against Islamic State, but claims there are 40 NZers on 'terror watchlist' 
2015
World's first figure-8 ferris wheel opens in Macau 
2015
George Barris, Batmobile creator and 'King of the Kustomizers,' dies at 89 
2016
Jury rules against 'Rolling Stone,' reporter in U.Va. rape story 
2016
Chicago River dyed Cubs' blue in honor of World Series celebration 
2016
Chris Christie aides found guilty of 'Bridgegate' lane closures 
2017
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed detained in corruption inquiry 
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