On This Day 5 November

Important Days

Kanakadasa Jayanthi (Karnataka, India)

Important Events

1768 – Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the purpose of which is to adjust the boundary line between Indian lands and white settlements set forth in the Royal Proclamation of 1763 in the Thirteen Colonies.

1862 – American Indian Wars: In Minnesota, 303 Dakota warriors are found guilty of rape and murder of whites and are sentenced to hang. 38 are ultimately executed and the others reprieved.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1870 – Chittaranjan Das, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1925)

1892 – J. B. S. Haldane, English-Indian geneticist and biologist (d. 1964)

1905 – Sajjad Zaheer, Indian author and poet (d. 1973)

1913 – Vivien Leigh, Indian-British actress (d. 1967)

1917 – Banarsi Das Gupta, Indian activist and politician, 4th Chief Minister of Haryana (d. 2007)

1952 – Vandana Shiva, Indian philosopher and author

1955 – Karan Thapar, Indian journalist and author

1988 – Virat Kohli, Indian cricketer

Death/ Death Anniversary

2011 – Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer-songwriter, director, and poet (b. 1926)