What Happened on November 5, 1556

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

  • Second Battle of Panipat: Hindu Emperor of north India Hem Chandra Vikramaditya defeated by forces of Mughal Emperor Akbar, who captures and later beheads Hem Chandra

About November 5, 1556

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 466 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Scorpio