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November 5th In History


Ulysses S. Grant was re-elected as the US President on November 5, 1872. On the same day in 1959, the American Football League was formed. Some other major happenings of November 5 are mentioned below.

1414: – The Council of Constance which 16th ecumenical council was opened.

1605: – The Gunpowder Plot attempted by Guy Fawkes failed. He was captured before blowing up the English Parliament.

1725: – The Secret Treaty was signed by Spain and Austria.

1872: – Ulysses S. Grant was re-elected as the US President.

1935: – The Parker Brothers Company introduced the game Monopoly.

1940: – Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in the office as the President of United States.

1945: – Colombia joined the United Nations.

1946: – John F. Kennedy was elected to the US House of Representatives at the age of 29.

1955: – The Vienna State Opera House in Austria was officially opened.

1959: – The American Football League was formed.

1967: – The Ostankino Tower was opened in Moscow. It was the world’s tallest free-standing structure for 9 long years.

1986: – The US ban on the sale of weapons to Iran was reaffirmed by the White House.

1994: – Space probe Ulyssus completed its 1st passage behind the Sun.

2006: – Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging by an Iraqi court.

2010: – Spain protests against the visit of Pope Benedict XVI.

Days observed on November 5: –

  • World Tsunami Awareness Day
  • National Doughnut Day
  • National Love your red hair Day


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