On This Day

Historical Events on November 5 (Part 2)

  • 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
  • 2016 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Champagne Room, Queen's Trust, Drefong, Obviously, Classic Empire, Highland Reel, Finest City, Tourist, Arrogate
  • 2017 Typhoon Damrey strikes Vietnam's south-central coast killing at least 27, leaving others missing

Historic Event

2017 US President Donald Trump begins a 12-day trip to Asia in Toyko, Japan

  • 2017 Gunman shoots 26 dead and injures 20 at a church in Sunderland Springs, Texas
  • 2017 Paradise Papers are leaked; 13.4 million documents from offshore investment firm Appleby, mentioning Queen Elizabeth and Wilbur Ross US Secretary of Commerce
  • 2017 Bodies of 26 migrant teenage girls recovered from the Mediterranean, another 400 migrants rescued
  • 2017 New York City Marathon: Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya wins men's race in 2:10:53, 3 seconds ahead of Wilson Kipsang; Shalane Flanagan (2:26:53) first American to win women's race since 1977
  • 2018 Child suicide rate in Japan at 30-year high with 250 taking their lives 2016/17 according to Government Ministry
  • 2018 More than 80 students and teachers kidnapped from a boarding school in Bamenda, Cameroon
  • 2018 BBC opens its largest news bureau outside the UK in Nairobi, Kenya with 300 journalists

Music History

2018 Spice Girls announce a new tour without "Posh Spice" Victoria Beckham

  • 2018 "Big Brother" reality show has its last episode in the UK on Channel 5, having run since 2000
  • 2018 Taskforce set up to identify and punish LGBT people in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Voyager 2 Spacecraft

2018 NASA's Voyager 2 probe leaves the solar system, becoming the second human-made object to reach interstellar space

  • 2019 Chinese government set new rules for gaming for young people to try to curb gaming addiction, including maximum 90 mins a day

Film & TV History

2019 Actress Emma Watson interviewed in Vogue magazine says she is happy to be single "I call it being self-partnered" launching worldwide discussion on the term

  • 2021 Eight people crushed to death and 13 hospitalized in a crowd surge during a Travis Scott performance at Astroworld Festival, Houston, Texas [1]
  • 2021 NFL Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rogers admits in interview he is unvaccinated and taking unapproved treatment after testing positive for COVID-19 and in isolation [1]
  • 2021 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Del Mar Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Twilight Gleaming, Echo Zulu, Pizza Bianca, Corniche, Modern Games