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On this day in history - November 5

What Happened On This Day – November 5

  • 2009 13 killed at Fort Hood, Texas

    Major Malik Hasan opened fire at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center in Fort Hood, Texas and killed 13 people, injuring 30.

  • 2007 China's first lunar satellite enters lunar orbit

    The Chang'e 1, an unmanned lunar-orbiting spacecraft sent the first pictures of the Moon on November 26.

  • 2003 Green Valley Killer pleads guilty

    Gary Ridgeway, a serial killer also known as the Green Valley Killer plead guilty to killing 48 women in the 1980s and 1990s.

  • 1995 Assassination attempt on Canadian Prime Minister

    André Dallaire tried to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.

  • 1943 Vatican City bombed

    Vatican City was bombed by a fascist Italian aircraft breaching the neutrality of Vatican during the second World War

Illustration of stork, signifying birth

Births On This Day,
November 5

  • 1960 Tilda Swinton

    English actress

  • 1959 Bryan Adams

    Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actor

  • 1948 Bob Barr

    American politician

  • 1941 Art Garfunkel

    American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor

  • 1931 Ike Turner

    American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer

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Deaths On This Day,
November 5

  • 2010 Antonio Cárdenas Guillén

    Mexican drug lord, co-leader

  • 1982 E. H. Carr

    English historian, theorist

  • 1979 Al Capp

    American cartoonist

  • 1956 Art Tatum

    American pianist

  • 1879 James Clerk Maxwell

    Scottish physicist