On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 50 Syrian military personnel are killed by a suicide car bomb in Hama
  • Widespread flooding in Nigeria kills 363 people and displaces 2.1 million

Famous Deaths

  • Charles V. Bush, African-American pioneer (1st African-American US Air Force Academy Graduate and US Supreme Court Page), dies from colon cancer at 72
  • Elliott Carter, American composer, dies from natural causes at 103
  • Stalking Cat [Dennis Avner], American body modifier, dies at 54