On This Day in History for November 5 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 146 of 146

  • 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
  • 1978 Iranian PM Jaafar Sharif-Emami resigns to Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

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1978 Khomeini followers attack British embassy/El Al office in Iran

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 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
  • 1983 Orbiter Discovery (OV-103) moves overland to Dryden
  • 1987 France performs nuclear test
  • 1987 Iceberg twice size of Rhode Island sighted in Antarctic
  • 1987 South Africa ANC-leader Govan Mbeki freed
  • 1987 Supreme Court nominee Douglas H Ginsburg admitted using marijuana
  • 1988 Cornell confirms grad student source of worst computer sabotage
  • 1988 France performs nuclear test
  • 1988 Gulch wins Breeder's Cup
  • 1989 19th NYC Women's Marathon won by Ingrid Kristiansen in 2:25:30
  • 1989 Browns' Bernie Kosar sets club record of 16 cons pass completions
  • 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 Bobby Fisher beats Boris Spassky to with Chess title in Belgrade
  • 1994 Space probe Ulyssus completes 1st passage behind the Sun
  • 1994 Yak-40 accident in north of Peru, 8 killed
  • 1995 STS 73 (Columbia 18), lands

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1995 André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien; he is thwarted when the PM's wife locks the door.

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien
  • 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

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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.

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 2007 China's first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1 goes into orbit around the Moon.
  • 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
  • 2013 Bill de Blasio is elected New York City Mayor
  • 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 Collins Dictionary name "binge-watch" the word of the year, followed by "transgender"
  • 2015 Japan's 1st officially recognized same-sex couple union - Koyuki Higashi and Hiroko Matsuhara in Tokyo
  • 2015 Fundão dam in Brazil collapses, killing about 23, causing a second dam to fail, releasing a massive flood of mud down the Rio Dulce

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Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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