Talk:November 5

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November 5: Guy Fawkes Night in Great Britain and some Commonwealth countries (1605)

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Ron Paul[edit]

His fund raising accomplishment is not a globally notable event. He has no chance of becoming president and he will be forgotten long before the election. The record is only within the GOP party so that means that someone else has done better than him in the democratic party. Neither record would be globally notable. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 13:10, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Then you can delete it when he's out, but you're no Nostradamus. And it's not true that a Democrat has beaten his record, this is for largest amount collected ONLINE. Do your research... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:06, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
When I made my comment, this is what the event was listed as:
  • 2007 - Republican antiwar presidential candidate Ron Paul raises over $4.2 million dollars in 24 hours to break the record for most money raised in day by a GOP candidate ever.
There is no mention of online in there - I shouldn't have to do research to get an understanding of why something is notable. As it is written "to break the record for most money raised in day" is not terribly significant because the leading democrat raised nearly $6.2 million on June 30. Additional notability does not come from segregating records by party (GOP) because we would next have the record for fund raising by a black, white, women, disabled, brown-haired, Californian, etc. These "records" are insignificant since they will all be broken in the next election (or before the end of this one). It is especially less notable because his campaign didn't even organize it. But back to the question of global notability, how does this affect the price of tea in China? The comment that "you can delete it when he's out" supports the argument that it is not notable enough for inclusion because the fact that he is in or out shouldn't affect the long term notability of the event. In 10 years someone should be looking back and saying "wow, that was a huge accomplishment". -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 15:21, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Back To The Future[edit]

November 5th, 1955 is the date in the first movie that Marty travels back to after Doc Brown programs the date in, recounting it as "a red letter day in history" (the day he came up with the idea for the Flux Capacitor). This is sometimes referred to as 'Flux Capacitor Day'. Not really Wikipedia article material, but hey, just putting it out there. --Thaddius (talk) 17:31, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

As you say, not really Wikipedia article material. The date is mentioned in the Back To the Future article but no mention is made of "Flux Capacitor Day".
Some morons keep on adding this to the article as if it was a real event. It has been removed enough times that they must know that this is not valid encyclopaedic content and they are clearly just doing it to be annoying. All attempts to add it as if it was a real event should be reverted as vandalism.
There may be a separate, good faith argument for an "In fiction" section with this listed but that would require proof that such a day is actually observed by fans of the film in a notable way. --DanielRigal (talk) 11:20, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

How about a November 5th in popular culture section? (talk) 18:03, 6 November 2013 (UTC)


Rather than just inserting it, I suggest, recommend, plead for the addition of:

1689, Protestant Prince William of Orange overthrew Catholic King James II of England to become King William III. Dick Kimball (talk) 17:08, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Do you have a source on that being the date? The William III of England pages says he invaded on 5 November 1688. The Britannica Online Encyclopedia article suggests that yes, that was the day he invaded, but he wasn't officially the king until later. Paul2520 (talk) 15:48, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
OK, since my suggested inclusion clearly leaves room for improvement, how about:
1689, Dutch Protestant Prince William of Orange (Willem III) invaded England to begin the "Glorious Revolution," leading to the overthrow of Catholic King James II of England, to become King William III
There's even a portrait of William III by Sir Godfrey Kneller on his Wikipedia page and an engraving of his landing by William Miller on the Wikipedia page for the Glorious Revolution, one of which you might want to include next year. Dick Kimball (talk) 16:17, 2 June 2014 (UTC)