What Happened On This Day – 5 November
2009 13 killed at Ford Hood, Texas
Major Malik Hasan opened fire at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center in Fort Hood, Texas and killed 13 people, injuring 30.
2007 China's first lunar satellite enters lunar orbit
The Chang'e 1, an unmanned lunar-orbiting spacecraft sent the first pictures of the Moon on November 26.
2003 Green Valley Killer pleads guilty
Gary Ridgeway, a serial killer also known as the Green Valley Killer plead guilty to killing 48 women in the 1980s and 1990s.
1995 Assassination attempt on Canadian Prime Minister
André Dallaire tried to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.
1943 Vatican City bombed
Vatican City was bombed by a fascist Italian aircraft breaching the neutrality of Vatican during the second World War
Births On This Day – 5 November
1960 Tilda Swinton
1959 Bryan Adams
Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actor
1948 Bob Barr
1941 Art Garfunkel
American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor
1931 Ike Turner
American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer
Deaths On This Day – 5 November
2010 Antonio Cárdenas Guillén
Mexican drug lord, co-leader
1982 E. H. Carr
English historian, theorist
1979 Al Capp
1956 Art Tatum
1879 James Clerk Maxwell