Events on Nov 5

  • 1228Wu MeKuan, a collection of 48 Zen koans, compiled in China
  • 1414Council of Constance (16th ecumenical council) opens
  • 1492Christopher Columbus learns of maize (corn) from Indians of Cuba
  • 1530St. Felix Flood ravages Dutch coast
  • 1556Akbar (14) succeeds his father Humajun on as Sultan of Delhi
  • 1556Battle at Panipat: Mogollegers beat hindu leader Hemu
  • 1605Gunpowder Plot; Catholics try to blow up English Parliament. Plot uncovered and leader Guy Fawkes hanged
  • 1630Spain and England sign peace treaty
  • 16391st post office in the colonies is set up in Massachusetts
  • 1678Brandenburgse troops occupy Greifswald in Sweden
  • 1725Spain and Austria sign secret treaty
  • 1757Battle at Rossbach (7 year war / French & Indian War)
  • 1781John Hanson elected 1st "Pres of US in Congress assembled"
  • 1789Fleeing slaves under Bonni attack military post on Suriname
  • 1789French National Meeting declares all citizens equal under law
  • 1838Honduras declares independence of Central American Federation
  • 1854Crimean War: British and French defeat Russian force of 50,000
  • 1862Ambrose Burnside replaces McClellen as head of Army of Potomac
  • 1871Susan B Anthony arrested trying to vote in Rochester, New York
  • 1872Susan B Anthony fined $100 for trying to vote for Ulysses S Grant
  • 1872Ulysses S Grant re-elected US President
  • 1881French government-Ferry resigns
  • 1887Ottawa College (ORFU) defeats Montreal Football Club (QRFU) 10-5 to win the Dominion championship
  • 1894Frederick Lugards expedition reaches Nikki
  • 18951st US patent granted for auto (George B Selden)
  • 1895George Selden patents 1st gasoline-driven car
  • 1895King Edward VII says "We are all Socialists nowadays"
  • 1895US state Utah accepts female suffrage
  • 1898Gerhart Hauptmanns "Fuhrmann Henschel, " premieres in Berlin
  • 1911Calbraith Rodgers arrives in Pasadena completing 1st transcontinental airplane flight (49 days) (left Sheepshead Bay, NY, September 17)

Born on Nov 5

  • 1494Hans Sachs: Composer
  • 1534Joachim Camerarius: German Botanist / Physician (horticulture catalog)
  • 1549Philippe du Plessis: France -- Author
  • 1563Anna van Nassau: Daughter of Prince Willem I / Anna of Saksen
  • 1654Christian Liebe: Composer
  • 1666Attilio Ariosti: Composer
  • 1764Pieter Nieuwland: Dutch Scientist (Newton)
  • 1770Etienne P de Senancour: French author (Obermann)
  • 1779Washington Allston: US painter / author
  • 1798Carolina F L Duchess of Berry: Daughter of crown Prince of Naples
  • 1818Benjamin Franklin Butler: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1893
  • 1819Josef Rudolf Zavrtal: Composer
  • 1825Julius H [Szamvald] Stahel: Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1832William Woods Averell: Major General (Union Army), died in 1900
  • 1841Alexander Sergeyevich Famintsin: Composer
  • 1849Rui Barbosa: Brazil -- Statesman / jurist / essayist / civil liberties
  • 1855Eugene V Debs: Labor organizer, Socialist presidential candidate
  • 1857Ida Tarbell: Muckraker (Standard Oil was very unhappy)
  • 1866Daniel Protheroe: Composer
  • 1876Raymond Duchamp-Villon: Cubist sculptor (Head of Baudeaire)
  • 1884James Elroy Flecker: English poet / dramatist (Hassan)
  • 1885Will Durant: United States -- Author / historian (Story of Civilization)
  • 1887Oscar Bossaert: Belgium -- Chocolate manufacturer / Minister of Middenstand
  • 1887Paul Wittgenstein: Vienna, Austria -- Left hand specialist pianist
  • 1891Earle "Greasy" Neale: NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1891Mary Dorna: Dutch author
  • 1893Raymond Loewy: US industrial designer
  • 1894Henri E J A de Page: Belgian private law Scholar
  • 1895Walter Gieseking: German pianist / composer
  • 1899Forrest Lewis: Actor (Monster of Piedras Blancas)

Died on Nov 5

  • 1370Kazimierz III [the Great]: King of Poland (1333-70), dies at 61
  • 1515Mariotto di Bigio di Bindo Albertinelli: Italian painter, dies at 41
  • 1559Kano Motonobu: Zen co-founder (Kano school of painting), dies at 83
  • 1603Irini Fedorovna: Russian Daughter of Boris Godunov
  • 1669John Coccejus: German / Netherlands reformed theologist, dies at about 66
  • 1675Kurt S Adeler: Danish Admiral / ship designer, dies at 52
  • 1680Gillis Valckenier: Mayor of Amsterdam (1665..80), dies at about 57
  • 1737Johan W van Ripperda: Dutch diplomat / Baron / duke, dies at 55
  • 1743Andreas Benedikt Praelisauer: Composer, dies at 44
  • 1772Johannes Schmidlin: Composer, dies at 50
  • 1772Pieter Steyn: Dutch grand pensionary (1749-72), dies at 66
  • 1803Ch de Laclos: Writer
  • 1804Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker: Poetess (Sara Burgerhart), dies at 66
  • 1819Dirk van den Boetzelaer: Regent of Holland, dies at 55
  • 1834Aernout Drost: Dutch literary / founder (The Guide), dies at 24
  • 1850Ferdinand KJ: Archduke of Austria, dies at 69
  • 1854Soimonov: Russian General, dies in battle of Inkermann
  • 1860Carl Binder: Composer, dies at 43
  • 1879James Clerk Maxwell: Scotish physicist (speed of light), dies at 48
  • 1883William Hicks: British col / commander (Egyptian army), dies in battle
  • 1935Mina Dilis-Beersmans: Flemish actress / Wife of John Dilis, dies at 71
  • 1942George M Cohan: Composer, dies at 64
  • 1943Louis Schelfhout: Dutch Painter / graphic artist, dies at 62
  • 1946Sigismond Stojowski: Composer, dies at 77
  • 1950Jacobus J E Hondius: Dutch classicist / graphic artist, dies at 53
  • 1951Agrippina J Vaganova: Russian ballet dancers / pegagoge, dies at 72
  • 1951Bedrich Antonin Wiedermann: Composer, dies at 67
  • 1956Art Tatum: Black pianist, dies at 46 in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960August Gailit: Estonian writer (Ekke Moor), dies at 69
  • 1960Johnny Horton: Country singer, dies at 33

Historical events on November 6

  • 0355Emperor Constantine II crowns cousin Julianus keizer of Britain
  • 1153Treaty of Wallingford signed
  • 1572Supernova is observed in constellation known as Cassiopeia
  • 1657Brandenburg and Poland sign unity of Bromberg
  • 1676King Carlos II of Spain becomes of age (at 15)
  • 1792Battle at Jemappes: French army beats Ausrtrians
  • 1813Chilpancingo Congress declares Mexico independent of Spain
  • 1844Spain grants Dominican Rep independence
  • 18501st Hawaiian fire engine
  • 1850Yerba Buena and Angel Islands (SF Bay) reserved for military use
  • 1860Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th President
  • 1861Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate President
  • 1862NY-SF direct telegraphic link forms
  • 1863Battle of Rogersville, Tennessee
  • 1864Battle of Cane Hill, Arkansas
  • 1865Maastricht-Venlo railway in the Netherlands opens
  • 18691st intercollegiate football (soccer) game (Rutgers 6, Princeton 4)
  • 1871Cameroon reaches coast of Angola after trip through Africa
  • 1871President Grant re-elected
  • 1878Henrik Ibsens "Samfundets Stotter, " premieres in Oslo
  • 1879Canada celebrates 1st Thanksgiving Day
  • 1883NYAC organizes 1st American cross-country championship race
  • 1884British protectorate proclaimed over southeast New Guinea
  • 1884Montreal Foot Ball Club (QFRU) defeats Toronto Argonauts (ORFU) 30-0 in 1st CRFU Championship game
  • 1885US mint at Carson City, Nevada directed to close
  • 1888Benjamin Harrison (R-Sen-Ind) beats President Grover Cleveland (D), 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland received slightly more votes
  • 1897Peter Pan opens in New York at Empire Theater
  • 1900Battle at Bothaville: General Major Charles Knox beats Boers
  • 1900President William McKinley (R) re-elected, beating William Jennings Bryan
  • 1903USA recognizea independence of Panama

Born on November 6

  • 1494Sulayman I [the Great]: Sultan of Turkey (1520-66)
  • 1558Thomas Kyd: English dramatist (Spanish Tragedy)
  • 1566Julien Perrichon: Composer
  • 1607Sigmund Theophil Staden: Composer
  • 1613Luis de Garay: Composer
  • 1659Theodor Schwartzkopff: Composer
  • 1661Charles II: Last Habsburg King of Spain (1665-1700)
  • 1746Absalom Jones: Delaware, United States -- Born into slavery
  • 1753Jean-Baptiste Sebastien Breval: Composer
  • 1757Louis-Abet Deffroy de Reigny: Composer
  • 1771Alois Senefelder: Inventor (lithography)
  • 1779Michal Bogdanowicz: Composer
  • 1796George Back: English sea officer / explorer (North Canada)
  • 1800Eduard Grell: Composer
  • 1814Adolphe Sax: Belgium -- Musician / inventor (saxophone)
  • 1822Gordon Granger: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1876
  • 1836Francis Ellingwood Abbot: Boston, Massachusetts -- Theologian (Scientific Theism)
  • 1838John Grant Mitchell: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894
  • 1851Charles H Dow: Co-founded Dow Jones / 1st editor of Wall St Journal
  • 1855Eduard Yosif Kotek: Composer
  • 1856Nicholas Nikolajevitsj: Ruler of Russia
  • 1861James A Naismith: Inventor (basketball)
  • 1867Marie Bregendahl: Danish author (Holger Hauge og hans Hustru)
  • 1875Pompeo Aloisi: Italian Baron / diplomat / senator
  • 1878Ernest Irving: Composer
  • 1879Eugen Varga: Hungarian / Russian economist / politician
  • 1883Hubert Bath: Composer
  • 1884Ludomir Rozycki: Polish composer / conductor (Meduza, Eros i Psyche)
  • 1885Emiel Poetou: Flemish sculptor
  • 1887Walter Johnson: Kansas, United States -- Washingston Senator pitcher (1907-27) (414-218)

Died on November 6

  • 1650Willem II: Earl of Nassau / prince of Orange, dies at 24
  • 1669Laurentius Erhard: Composer, dies at 71
  • 1712Johann Bernhard Staudt: Composer, dies at 58
  • 1730Hans Hermann von Katte: Prussian lieutenant, beheaded
  • 1771Hermanus Noordkerk: Dutch jurist, dies at 69
  • 1795Jiri Antonin Benda: Composer, dies at 73
  • 1801Christian Friedrich Gregor: Composer, dies at 78
  • 1822Hendrik van Stralen: Secretary of Interior, dies at 71
  • 1835Ignaz Schuster: Composer, dies at 56
  • 1836Charles X: King of France (1824-30), dies at 79
  • 1839Hayim Rapoport: Rabbi of Ostrowiec / Author (Maxim Chayyim)
  • 1862Charles Davis Jameson: US Union Brigadier General (Fair Oaks), dies at 35
  • 1865Atale Therese Annette Wartel: Composer, dies at 51
  • 1875John Baptist van Son: Dutch Catholic politician, dies at 71
  • 1876Giacomo Antonelli: Secretary of State of Pius IX, dies at 70
  • 1893Piotr Ilyich Tchaikofsky: Rus Composer (Nutcracker), dies at 53
  • 1897Edouard Deldevez: Composer, dies at 80
  • 1900PWJ Le Gallais: British Lieutenant Colonel, dies in battle at Bothaville
  • 1901Bohdan Borkowski: Composer, dies at 48
  • 1901Kate Greenaway: English children book illustrater, dies at 55
  • 1922William Baines: Composer, dies at 23
  • 1929Max von Bathe: German prince / Chancellor (1910-11, 18), dies at 62
  • 1939Adolphe Max: Belgian liberal MP, dies at 69
  • 1944Hannah Senesh: Jewish poetess, executed by Nazis in Budapest
  • 1944Lord Moyne: British prefect (Middle-East), murdered
  • 1944Segundo "Boy" Ecury: Aruba -- WWII resistance fighter, executed at 22
  • 1946Zygmunt Denis Antoni Stojowski: Composer, dies at 76
  • 1947Kristian Elster: Norwegian Author (Paradisets Have), dies at 66
  • 1953John Parsons Beach: Composer, dies at 76
  • 1955Charley Toorop [Annie CP Fernhout-Toorop]: Dutch painter, dies at 64