November 5th Holidays, Horoscope and History

All About November 5th

Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia

November 5th Holidays

  • American Football Day
    American football arose from soccer and rugby. On November 6, 1869, Rutgers and Princeton played what has become known as the first college American football game. So for whatever reason we celebrate the day before the first official football game.
  • Bank Transfer Day
    Bank Transfer Day was a consumer activism initiative calling for a voluntary switch from commercial banks to not-for-profit credit unions by November 5, 2011 to avoid all the ridiculous fees that banks charge.
  • Commercial TV Broadcast Day
    November 5th. Not sure why this date was picked, but the world’s very first tv commercial aired on July 1, 1941 during a game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies with a ten second ad for Bulova Watches.
  • National Doughnut Appreciation Day
    Today is all about appreciating doughnuts. So go out today and enjoy a doughnut at your favorite local doughnut shop.
  • National Gunpowder Day
    November 5th remembers the Gunpowder treason and plot to blow up Britain’s parliament in 1605 and their take down.
  • National Love Your Red Hair Day
    Today on November 5th we are all about celebrating that 2% of the population that has red hair. If you have red hair then celebrate your beautiful self today and every day!

November 5th Zodiac Sign

See who you are compatible with, what your colors are, what personality traits you might have and which famous celebrities share your Zodiac sign.

If you were born today then you are a Scorpio.

Date range: October 23 – November 21 (Occasionally Nov 22 falls into Scorpio too.)


Element: Water

Quality: Fixed

Color: Scarlet, Red, Rust

Day: Tuesday

Ruler: Pluto, Mars

Greatest Overall Compatibility: Taurus, Cancer

Lucky Numbers: 8, 11, 18, 22

Personality Traits:  Smart, resourceful, very brave, passionate, but can be really stubborn, jealous, sometimes even violent and doesn’t trust many people.

Famous Scorpios: Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Ryan Gosling, Christopher Columbus,  Bill Gates, Pablo Picasso Julia Roberts, Hillary Clinton, Caitlyn Jenner, Whoopi Goldberg, Marie Curie, Condoleezza Rice.

Kris Jenner shot by Jim Jordan at White Cross StudiosBryan Adams Houston 2009 (cropped)Vivien Leigh Scarlet

November 5th Trivia

  • 1831 – Nat Turner, American slave leader, is tried, convicted, and sentenced to death in Virginia for organizing the biggest slave rebellion in history.  Nat Turner captured
  • 1872 – In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time, and is later fined $100.
  • 1895 – George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
  • 1912 – Woodrow Wilson is elected the 28th President of the United States.
  • 1913 – Vivien Leigh, English Film actress was born in  Darjeeling, India.
  • 1940 – Franklin D. Roosevelt is the first and only President of the United States to be elected to a third term.
  • 1955 – Kris Jenner, American television personality star, was born in  San Diego, CA.
  • 1959 – Bryan Adams, Canadian singer-songwriter was born in Kinston, Canada.
  • 1960 – Tilda Swinton, British actress was born in London, United Kingdom.
  • 1975 – The most famous UFO abduction case happened when Travis Walton, a forestry worker, claimed to have been abducted by a UFO while he was working in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests near Snowflake, Arizona. Walton claims that he and six of his coworkers, saw a glowing disc hovering in the woods so stopped to check it out. Walton was curious and stepped out of the truck to further investigate what this was. He says a beam of light came out of the disc and he went unconscious. The other men freaked out and drove away. He says he then woke up in a room that looked like a hospital room. Keep reading more about this story here.  You can learn more about this by watching Travis – The True Story Of Travis Walton, or reading his book The Walton Experience or watching the movie based off his experience called Fire In The Sky.
  • 1990 – Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the far-right Kach movement, is shot after his Susan B. Anthony G.E. Perinespeech at a New York City hotel and passes away.
  • 1992 – Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr. is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants was born in Baton Rouge, LA.
  • 2007 – Android mobile operating system is unveiled by Google.
  • 2017 – Devin Patrick Kelley kills 26 and injured 20 in a church in yet another mass shooting in  Sutherland Springs, Texas.
  • 2018 –  Oprah Winfrey continues to take to the streets to campaign for changes, and against reelection of Trump.

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