November 5: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1499 - Publication of the Catholicon in Tréguier (Brittany). This Breton-French-Latin dictionary was written in 1464 by Jehan Lagadeuc. It is the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary.
- 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.
- 1895 - George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
- 1912 - Woodrow Wilson is elected to the presidency of the United States.
- 2007 - China's first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1 goes into orbit around the Moon.
- Famous Birthdays: Charles Chauncy (English-American clergyman and educator), Paul Sabatier (French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Fred Lawrence Whipple (American astronomer), Paul Wittgenstein (Austrian pianist), Jacqueline Auriol (French pilot)
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