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On November 5th in world history, several significant events have taken place. Here are a few notable ones:
- 1605 – The Gunpowder Plot: On November 5, 1605, a group of conspirators led by Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the British Parliament in what is now known as the Gunpowder Plot. Their plan was to assassinate King James I and install a Catholic monarch, but the plot was foiled, and Fawkes was arrested and executed. This event is commemorated in the United Kingdom as Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Bonfire Night.
- 1872 – Susan B. Anthony’s illegal vote: Suffragist Susan B. Anthony cast a ballot in the U.S. presidential election, despite women not having the right to vote at the time. She was subsequently arrested and fined $100, but her actions were a part of the broader women’s suffrage movement.
- 1917 – The Balfour Declaration: On November 5, 1917, the British government issued the Balfour Declaration, a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Walter Rothschild expressing support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine. This declaration had a significant impact on the establishment of the State of Israel.
- 1940 – Franklin D. Roosevelt re-elected: In the United States, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected to an unprecedented third term in office, defeating Republican candidate Wendell Willkie in the presidential election.
- 1994 – The world’s longest tunnel: The Channel Tunnel, connecting the United Kingdom and France, was officially opened. This engineering marvel consists of three tunnels, with two rail tunnels and a service tunnel. It allows for transportation between the two countries via high-speed trains and vehicles.
These are just a few historical events that happened on November 5th throughout history. There have been many more significant events on this date in various years and across different parts of the world.
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