This Day in History on 5 November
The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.
On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 5 November. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
Kanakadasa Jayanthi (Karnataka, India)
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.
1817: Bajirao’s army was defeated by the British in the battle of Bajirao II.
1824: The world’s first engineering college opened in New York City, USA.
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.
1872: Susan Anthony was fined $100 for voting in the United States when women did not have the right to vote.
1895: George B. Selden received the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
1929: GIP Railway Company introduced electric trains instead of trains from Mumbai to Pune.
1937: Adolf Hitler called a secret meeting and revealed his plan to make more space for the German public.
1940: Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected for the third time.
1945: Colombia joined the United Nations.
1951: The Bombay Railway (Bombay Baroda and Central India), the Saurashtra Railway, the Rajputana Railway, the Jaipur Railway, and the Kutch Railway were merged to form the Western Railway.
2006: Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death.
2007: Google unveiled the Android mobile operating system.
2007: China’s first spacecraft Change 1 orbited the Moon.
2013: India launched the Mars Orbiter mission.
1870: Chittaranjan Das, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1925)
1885: Will Durant, American historian, and philosopher.
1892: J. B. S. Haldane, English-Indian geneticist and biologist (d. 1964)
1905: Sajjad Zaheer, Indian author and poet (d. 1973)
1908: Raja Rao, Professor of Philosophy and author, winner of Sahitya Akademi Award.
1913: Vivien Leigh, Indian-British actress (d. 1967)
1917: Banarsi Das Gupta, Indian activist and politician, 4th Chief Minister of Haryana (d. 2007)
1930: Arjun Singh, Indian leader.
1932: Maruti Chitampally, Indian Writer, He is famous for his book on birds and wildlife.
1952: Vandana Shiva, Indian philosopher and author
1955: Karan Thapar, Indian journalist and author
1988: Virat Kohli, Indian cricketer
Death/ Death Anniversary
1879: James Clerk Maxwell, a British physicist, and mathematician who theorized that light is made up of electromagnetic waves.
1915: Pherozeshah Merwanjee Mehta, the founder of the National Assembly and a lion of Mumbai.
1930: Christiaan Eijkman, a Dutch physician, and professor of physiology.
1950: Fayaz Khansaheb, Indian singer.
1987: Daasharathi, a Telugu poet and writer.
1997: Sir Isaiah Berlin, a Latvian-born British social and political theorist, philosopher, and historian of ideas.
1998: Nagarjun, a Hindi and Maithili poet.
2001: Milton William “Bill” Cooper, an American conspiracy theorist, radio broadcaster.
2011: Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer-songwriter, director, and poet (b. 1926)