30 fun facts for November, 5

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
November 5th is a day full of historical events, celebrations, and notable birthdays. From the failed Gunpowder Plot in 1605 to the opening of One World Trade Center in 2014, this day has seen significant moments in history. It also marks the observance of international days, such as World Tsunami Awareness Day and National Love Your Red Hair Day.
30 Fun facts
  1. On November 5th, 1605, the infamous Gunpowder Plot took place in England. This was an unsuccessful attempt by a group of provincial English Catholics to assassinate King James I and other members of the government by blowing up the Houses of Parliament in London during its opening.
  2. November 5th is known as Guy Fawkes Day or Bonfire Night. This day is celebrated in the United Kingdom with firework displays and bonfires commemorating the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
  3. In 1872, Susan B. Anthony boldly cast her vote in the United States presidential election. This was a time when women were legally not allowed to vote, and as a result, Anthony was arrested and fined.
  4. On this day in 1912, Woodrow Wilson was elected as the 28th President of the United States. He later went on to serve two terms, playing a major role in World War I and the League of Nations.
  5. November 5th, 1917, marks the establishment of the Soviet state in Russia with the Bolshevik Revolution. This key event led to the creation of the Soviet Union and ultimately the Cold War.
  6. In 1935, Parker Brothers launched the Monopoly board game on November 5th. The game quickly became a popular pastime worldwide and has been enjoyed by generations of families ever since.
  7. The first 10-mile- long section of the New Jersey Turnpike opened on November 5th, 1951. Today, the highway stretches 122 miles and is a vital transportation corridor in the northeastern United States.
  8. In 1955, the Vienna State Opera House reopened on November 5th, after being rebuilt following World War II. The event was marked with a performance of Beethoven's "Fidelio" opera.
  9. "The Wizard of Oz" premiered on American television for the first time on November 5th, 1956, on CBS. The beloved classic film has since become an annual tradition for families.
  10. On November 5th, 1963, a 12-year-old Julio Iglesias made his singing debut in Spain on Radio Madrid. He later became one of the most successful Latin artists of all time, selling over 100 million records.
  11. November 5th, 1968, marked the election of Richard Nixon as the 37th President of the United States. His presidency remains controversial due to the Watergate scandal that led to his resignation.
  12. In 2007, the Writers Guild of America went on strike starting November 5th. The 100-day strike had a significant impact on the entertainment industry, with numerous TV shows and films delayed or canceled.
  13. November 5th is designated as National Love Your Red Hair Day in the United States. The day is meant to celebrate and embrace natural red hair, which is relatively rare, occurring in just 1-2% of the global population.
  14. In 2013, the Indian spacecraft Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) was successfully launched on November 5th. It marked India's first interplanetary mission and made India the fourth country to reach Mars.
  15. On this day in 2009, the Fort Hood shooting occurred in Texas. United States Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others in the largest mass shooting on an American military installation.
  16. November 5th, 1959, saw the opening of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The iconic building, designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, houses a unique collection of modern and contemporary art.
  17. On November 5th, 2009, the US television show "Glee" released its first music album, "Glee: The Music, Volume 1," featuring songs performed by the cast during the first half of the first season.
  18. In 2014, One World Trade Center opened on November 5th in New York City. The towering building serves as a powerful symbol of resilience and strength, following the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
  19. On November 5th, 2015, the United Nations' International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict was observed for the first time. The day aims to raise awareness of the environmental impacts of warfare.
  20. The huge earthquake that struck the Mexican state of Michoacán on November 5th, 1907, had a magnitude of 7.7. The quake caused widespread destruction and claimed the lives of an estimated 350 people.
  21. In 1940, on November 5th, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to an unprecedented third term in office. He would later go on to be elected for a fourth term, serving as President for 12 years.
  22. Australian actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey, known for her roles in "Hotel Mumbai" and "I Am Woman," was born on November 5th, 1994.
  23. On November 5th, 1979, ABC News first broadcast "Nightline," a late-night news program featuring Ted Koppel as its anchor. The series began as a special report on the Iran hostage crisis and eventually became a permanent part of ABC's schedule.
  24. In 1994, renowned American painter and illustrator Robert Rauschenberg received the National Medal of Arts on November 5th. Rauschenberg is well known for his "Combines" series, which blended painting, sculpture, and found objects.
  25. On November 5th, 1996, popular music artist Michael Jackson married Debbie Rowe in Sydney, Australia. The couple had two children together before ultimately divorcing in 1999.
  26. November 5th, 2003, marked the release of the film "Elf," starring Will Ferrell. The Christmas-themed comedy quickly gained a cult following and has become a holiday classic for many families.
  27. On this day in 1977, the famous television show "The Love Boat" premiered on American television. The romantic comedy series followed the adventures of passengers and crew members aboard a cruise ship.
  28. In 2006, former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging on November 5th. He was found guilty of crimes against humanity for the repression of the Shia population after a failed assassination attempt in 1982.
  29. November 5th is World Tsunami Awareness Day, established by the United Nations to raise awareness about tsunamis and promote innovative approaches to risk reduction and improving preparedness.
  30. On November 5th, 1959, American actor and comedian Bryan Adams was born. He is best known for his hit songs "Summer of '69" and "Heaven," as well as his work on film soundtracks such as "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves."