November 5 in History
1838November 5, 1838:
Honduras declares its independence from the United Provinces of Central America.
1872November 5, 1872:
The American women’s suffrage activist, Susan B. Anthony votes in the presidential election and gets arrested later for illegal voting.
1889November 5, 1889:
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church ordains Louisa Woosley, making her the first woman to become an ordained minister in the Presbyterian denomination.
1930November 5, 1930:
Sinclair Lewis becomes the first winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature from the United States.
1935November 5, 1935:
Parker Brothers, a game company, starts marketing the game, Monopoly.
1940November 5, 1940:
American President Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected into office for his third term.
1955November 5, 1955:
“Fidelio” by Beethoven is performed for the reopening of the rebuilt Vienna State Opera which was destroyed during World War II.
1956November 5, 1956:
The first television variety show to be hosted by an African-American, the “Nat King Cole Show” premieres on NBC.
1994November 5, 1994:
2013November 5, 2013:
The unmanned Mars Orbiter Mission is launched by India as its first interplanetary spacecraft.