November is the eleventh month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. The month kept its original name from the Latin novem meaning “nine” which marked it the 9th month of the year in the Roman calendar.
According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. November 05 has its own special significance in India and world history.
November was named during a time when the calendar year began with March, which is why its name no longer corresponds with its placement in the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on November 05. Read on to know more about this day.
List of Important Historical events of 05 November:
- 1556: Hemu was defeated by the Mughal ruler Akbar in the Second Panipat War.
- 1639: First post office established in the American city of Massachusetts.
- 1743: Integrated scientific observations of the transit of Mercury were conducted by Joseph-Nicolas Düssel.
- 1773: John Hencock is elected as an arbitrator at the Boston city meeting, which resolves that anyone who supports the Tea Act is “America’s enemy”.
- 1780: The French-American force under Colonel Labalm is defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle.
- 1781: John Hansen wins America’s first compiled congressional presidential election.
- 1812: James Madison defeated DeWitt Clinton in the US presidential election.
- 1824: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the first technical university in the English-speaking world, founded at Troy, New York.
- 1829: Technical University Denmark (DTU) opened.
- 1862: Ambrose Barnasus positions McClellan as chief of the Potomac’s army.
- 1870: Chittaranjan Das, the founding politician of the Swaraj Party, was born in Bengal.
- 1872: Ulysses S.Grant was elected President of America for the second time.
- 1895: The American state introduced women’s suffrage in Utah.
- 1909: The first Woolworth department store opened in Liverpool, UK, as the American chain was expanding its department store in Europe
- 1918: Influenza Mahabhari started from European countries killed 1 million people in the world.
- 1920: Indian Red Cross Society was established.
- 1944: The physician, biologist and philosopher of France, Alex Karl, died.
- 1945: The trial of the prisoners of the Indian National Army (INA) begins at the Red Fort.
- 1961: The country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru arrived in New York on a visit to America.
- 1976: The Soviet Union conducts nuclear tests.
- 1981: The first portable meter “glucometer” to measure blood sugar levels of patients with diabetes was launched.
- 1991: Appointed United States Senate Robert Gates as Director of the Central Intelligence Department.
- 2006: Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein sentenced to death.
- 2007: China’s first spacecraft Change 1 orbited the moon.
- 2007: The first high-speed channel tunnel in London opened to passengers.
- 2012: Floods in Nigeria killed 363 people and displaced over 21 lakh people.
- 2013: Bill de Blasio is elected mayor of New York City.