November 5th is a special day, as it’s the day we celebrate Love Your Red Hair Day as well as Gunpowder Day.
Today marks the 309th day of the year. We now have only 55 days left until the end of the year.
You’re about to unearth some of the major historical events that occurred on this special day in history.
Did you know that on this day in 1935, Parker Brothers started marketing the Monopoly board game? It was initially called “The Landlord’s Game,” but its name and some rules were changed through many revisions.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about November 5th in history!
What memorable events happened on November 5 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Japan recognized its first legal same-sex couple.
Koyuki Higashi and Hiroko Matsuhara were officially the first same-sex couple to register their relationship in Tokyo, Japan.
The epic science fiction film Interstellar was released.
With a runtime of 169 minutes, Interstellar is one of Christopher Nolan’s most memorable movies.
Spacecraft Change 1 entered lunar orbit at 02:15 UT and became the first Chinese spacecraft to orbit the moon successfully.
Change 1 was launched on October 24, 2007, to collect data from mapping the moon’s surface. After having orbited the moon over 589 times, it landed on the moon’s surface on March 1, 2009. It became the first Chinese space mission to make contact with the moon.
Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death after being found guilty of crimes against humanity.
It took the Iraqi Special Tribunal more than two years to lay the charges on the former Iraq President. Several incidents during the trial slowed down the process, including the attempted assassination of Saddam’s lawyers and the replacement of one of the judges.
Is today your birthday? If so, did you know that Seth Gilliam was also born on this day? Here are more famous people born on this day.
67 years old
Odell Beckham Jr.
30 years old
35 years old
New Jersey, USA
54 years old
New York, USA
Here are the most famous or noteworthy quotes said on this day throughout history.
If the use of leisure time is confined to looking at TV for a few extra hours every day, we will deteriorate as a people.
American First Lady
If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!
National Love Your Red Hair Day
At some point along the line, red hair got a bad rap, and that’s caused many redheads to be ashamed of their fiery hair. Today, we’re here to tell you to ignore the haters and embrace how awesome your hair looks! And to you non-red heads reading this, stop being jealous already!
Remember, remember, the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason, and plot! Gunpowder Day celebrates the complete and utter failure of Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators’ attempt to blow up the English parliament. Celebrate today with a bonfire and by letting off lots of fireworks!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Babe Ruth was the first human to receive chemotherapy.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on this day share the Scorpio star sign.
As soon as a Scorpio finds their purpose, they charge at it like a scorpion seizing its prey. When Scorpios have a goal, nothing gets in their way, and they are well-known for achieving incredible feats through their well-adapted strategy and persistence.
People born in November all have the Topaz birthstone. The ancient Greeks believed that topaz could make a wearer invisible.
Anyone born on Nov 5 would likely have been conceived around February 12 in the same year.
A baby that is conceived on November 5th, 2023, will likely be due around July 29th, 2024.