Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/November 5

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This is a list of selected November 5 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled November 5, 2018 featured article or the November 5, 2018 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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1605 – The arrest of Guy Fawkes, found during a search of the Palace of Westminster, foiled Robert Catesby's plot to destroy the House of Lords and all within it. Guy Fawkes Night is TFA for 2016
1768 – Representatives of the Iroquois Confederacy and the British Empire signed the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, adjusting the boundary line between Iroquois lands and British colonial settlements that was previously established by the Royal Proclamation of 1763. needs more footnotes
1838 – The collapse of the Federal Republic of Central America began with Nicaragua seceding from the union. Refimprove
1854Crimean War: Despite being severely outnumbered, and fighting in heavy foggy conditions, the allied armies of the United Kingdom and France defeated the Russians at present-day Inkerman, Ukraine. refimprove section
1898 – Filipinos on Negros Island revolted against Spanish rule and established the short-lived Republic of Negros. refimprove
1913Otto, King of Bavaria, was deposed by his cousin, Prince Regent Ludwig, who assumed the title Ludwig III. refimprove, inadequate lead
1916 – Emperors Wilhelm II of Germany and Franz Joseph of Austria issued the Act of 5th November, proposing the creation of a Kingdom of Poland, which would actually be a puppet state allied to and controlled by them. refimprove section
1917St. Tikhon of Moscow was elected Patriarch of Moscow and of the Russian Orthodox Church. refimprove
1925Sidney Reilly, a "super-spy" who was one of the inspirations for James Bond, was executed by the Soviet secret police. refimprove section
1984Morning Ireland, Ireland's highest-rated radio programme, was broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 for the first time. refimprove section
1990 – Ultra-Zionist rabbi Meir Kahane was assassinated in a New York City hotel by an Arab gunman. lacking ISBNs
1995André Dallaire was thwarted in his attempt to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien when Chrétien's wife locked the door. BLP sources
2003 – American serial killer Gary Ridgway pleaded guilty to 48 counts of first degree murder. Refimprove section

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Eugene V. Debs (b. 1855) · James Clerk Maxwell (d. 1879) · Vivien Leigh (b. 1913)

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