November 5

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1972 Dermot Ryan became the first Catholic archbishop since the Reformation to attend a service in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.
  • 1968 At a meeting in London with Prime Minister Captain Terence O’Neill, William Craig and Brian Faulkner, Prime Minister Harold Wilson demanded reforms in Northern Ireland (see 22/11).
  • 1914 Following the decision of the Ottoman Empire to enter the war on the side of the Central Powers, Britain formally annexed Cyprus, Egypt and Sudan.
  • 1605 Discovery of the ‘Gunpowder Plot’ to destroy the Houses of Parliament in London: ‘Guy Fawkes Day’.
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