Here’s What Happened On This Day in History: November 5

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Here's what happened on this day in history, November 5
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ON THIS DAY


1831 – Nat Turner, American slave leader, is tried, convicted, and sentenced to death in Virginia.

Nat Turner captured

Discovery of Nat Turner: wood engraving illustrating Benjamin Phipps’s capture of Nat Turner (1800-1831) on October 30, 1831.






1862 – American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln removes George B. McClellan as commander of the Army of the Potomac.

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Commanders of the Army of the Potomac at Culpeper, Virginia, 1863. From the left: Gouverneur K. Warren, William H. French, George G. Meade, Henry J. Hunt, Andrew A. Humphreys, George Sykes.






1872 – Women’s suffrage in the United States: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time and is later fined $100.

Womens suffragists parade in New York City in 1917, carrying placards with the signatures of more than a million women.

Womens suffragists parade in New York City in 1917, carrying placards with the signatures of more than a million women.






1895 – George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.

George B Selden driving an automobile in 1905

George B Selden driving an automobile in 1905.






1912 – Woodrow Wilson is elected the 28th President of the United States, defeating incumbent William Howard Taft.

Wilson accepts the Democratic Party nomination four years later in 1916.






1940 – Franklin D. Roosevelt is the first and only President of the United States to be elected to a third term.

Roosevelt and Winston Churchill aboard HMS Prince of Wales for 1941 Atlantic Charter meeting

Roosevelt and Winston Churchill aboard HMS Prince of Wales for 1941 Atlantic Charter meeting.






1970 – The Military Assistance Command, Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in five years (24).

Recently released American POWs from North Vietnamese prison camps, 1973

Recently released American POWs from North Vietnamese prison camps, 1973.






1986 – USS Rentz, USS Reeves, and USS Oldendorf visit Qingdao (Tsing Tao) China – the first US Naval visit to China since 1949.

USS Rentz (FFG-46)

USS Rentz FFG-46






1990 – Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the far-right Kach movement, is shot dead after a speech at a New York City hotel.

The monument built in memory of Meir Kahane, in Kahane Park, in the Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba, in the West Bank

The monument built in memory of Meir Kahane, in Kahane Park, in the Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba, in the West Bank.






2009 – U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan murders 13 and wounds 32 at Fort Hood, Texas in the deadliest mass shooting at a U.S. military installation.

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SWAT team members approach a building with a gunman inside. Thirteen people were killed and 30 more wounded in an attack by a lone gunman at Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 5, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jason R. Krawczyk See more at www.army.mil.






2017 – Devin Patrick Kelley kills 26 and injured 20 in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas

A Flag at Half-Mast outside the Postal Office in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Courtesy of Google Maps

A Flag at Half-Mast outside the Postal Office in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Courtesy of Google Maps.